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Jade

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Name:
From "piedra de ijada" stone of the flank, as it was thought to cure kidney pains.
A greenish black to creamy white ornamental stone or gemstone, highly valued in China and Korea. Translucent emerald-green jadeite-jade is the most prized variety. Rarely also blue, lavender-mauve and pink in colour, depending on mineralogy and impurity elements.

Many different rocks and minerals have been marketed as jade, especially nephrite and serpentine, but also green quartz, vesuvianite (californite), etc. Gemmologists, however, usually restrict the name to just jadeite and nephrite, both characteristically forming very tough, fine grained rocks. Nephrite is much more common than jadeite, and is a tremolite and/or actinolite-rich rock.


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Classification of Jade

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Other Names for Jade

Name in Other Languages:
Arabic:يشب
Catalan:Jade
Danish:Jade
Dutch:Jade
Esperanto:Jado
Finnish:Jade
French:Jade
German:Jade
Hebrew:ירקן
Hungarian:Jáde
Indonesian:Giok
Italian:Giada
Japanese:ヒスイ
Malay:Jed
Norwegian (Bokmål):Jade
Persian:یشم
Polish:Żad
Portuguese:Jade
Russian:Нефрит
Simplified Chinese:翡翠

玉石
Feicui
Feitsui
Spanish:Jade
Swedish:Jade
Traditional Chinese:Feicui
Feitsui
Turkish:Yeşim
Ukrainian:Жад

Other Information

Health Risks:
No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

References for Jade

Reference List:
Ronzio, A.R. and Salmon, M. (1970) Trace elements in jade. Gems and Minerals: 389: 24-25, 45.

Ren Lu (2012): Color Origin of Lavender Jadeite: An Alternative Approach. Gems & Gemology 48, 273-283.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jade

http://www.palagems.com/burma_jade.htm (with many references)

Internet Links for Jade

Specimens:
The following Jade specimens are currently listed for sale on minfind.com.

Localities for Jade

map shows a selection of localities that have latitude and longitude coordinates recorded. Click on the symbol to view information about a locality. The symbol next to localities in the list can be used to jump to that position on the map.
(TL) indicates type locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) indicates first recorded locality for everything else. ? indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. All other localities listed without reference should be considered as uncertain and unproven until references can be found.
Australia
 
  • South Australia
    • Eyre Peninsula
J Townsend
Burma (Myanmar)
 
  • Sagaing Division
    • Hkamti District
Shigley, J. E., Laurs, B. M., Janse, A. J. A., Elen, S., & Dirlam, D. M. (2010). Gem Localities of the 2000s. Gems & Gemology, 46(3).
        • Nansibon mining district
Shigley, J. E., Dirlam, D. M., Laurs, B. M., Boehm, E. W., Bosshart, G., & Larson, W. F. (2000). Gem localities of the 1990s. Gems & Gemology, 36(4), 292-335.
Shigley, J. E., Dirlam, D. M., Laurs, B. M., Boehm, E. W., Bosshart, G., & Larson, W. F. (2000). Gem localities of the 1990s. Gems & Gemology, 36(4), 292-335.
Canada
 
  • British Columbia
    • Lillooet Mining Division
Michael O'Donoghue (2006) Gems: Their Sources, Descriptions and Identification
http://www.em.gov.bc.ca/cf/minfile/search/search.cfm?mode=capbib&minfilno=092JNE065
    • Omenica Mining Division
      • Kwanika Creek
www.em.gov.bc.ca/cf/minfile/search/search.cfm?mode=capbib&minfilno=093N%20%20043
http://www.canadiangeographic.ca/magazine/SO05/reverberations.asp
www.alpinegems.net
    • Dawson Mining District
      • Yukon river
Traill, R. J., 1970, A Catalogue of Canadian Minerals
China
 
  • Guangdong Province
    • Maoming Prefecture
http://www.chinaculture.org/gb/en_museum/2003-09/24/content_30459.htm
  • Tibet Autonomous Region
http://www.tibetinfor.com/tibetzt/naqu/doc/0301.htm
USA
 
  • Alaska
    • Anchorage Borough
      • Anchorage District
U.S. Geological Survey, 2008, Alaska Resource Data File (ARDF): U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1225.
    • Northwest Arctic Borough
      • Shungnak District
U.S. Geological Survey, 2008, Alaska Resource Data File (ARDF): U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1225.
  • California
    • Mariposa Co.
      • East Belt
        • Quartz Mountain [1]
USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10031086.
    • Mendocino Co.
      • Coastal Range
Butler, 1995. Rockhounding California, p.172.
        • Round Valley
Butler (1995), Rockhounding California.
Vietnam
 
  • Son La Province
Pham Van Long, Gaston Giuliani, Virginie Garnier, Daniel Ohnenstetter (2004) Gemstones in Vietnam. The Australian Gemmologist Volume 22, Number 4, October–December 2004
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