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Californite

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A local term for a dark-green to grass-green compact massive jade-looking rock consisting essentially of vesuvianite.

Compact massive vesuvianite. Also known as "California jade" or "American jade".

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Classification of Californite

Mineralogy of Californite

Essential minerals - these are minerals that are required within the classification of this rock:
Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10

Other Names for Californite

Name in Other Languages:
German:Californit
Spanish:Californita

References for Californite

Reference List:
Fettes (et al.), Metamorphic Rocks - A Classification and Glossary of Terms (2007) Cambridge University Press
Kunz, George Frederick (1903), Californite (vesuvianite); a new ornamental stone: Am. Jour. Sci., 4th. series: 16: 397-398.

Internet Links for Californite

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