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Name:Aventurine
Derivation:From "avventura" (Italian) chance
Description: Opaque and green with glinty bits in. These are bits of mica or hematite. You can get blue Aventurine as well.

Aventurine glass The stone is called after aventurine glass (see right), a brown spangled kind of Venetian glass. It was called "avventura" because it was discovered by chance.

Another mineral is called aventurine. This is sunstone.

Larger pictures of Aventurine:

This specimen is polished (tumbled).

Aventurine

This is a natural specimen, of a different coloured green.

Aventurine

Blue aventurine (a polished specimen).

Aventurine

Blue aventurine (a natural specimen).

Aventurine