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Californite

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A variety of Vesuvianite

Compact massive vesuvianite with a jade-like appearance. Also known as "California jade" or "American jade".

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Classification of Californite

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Other Names for Californite

Synonyms:
American JadeCalifornia JadeCalifornian JadeVesuvianite Jade
Other Languages:
German:Californit
Spanish:Californita

Other Information

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

References for Californite

Reference List:

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Kunz, George Frederick (1903), Californite (vesuvianite); a new ornamental stone: Am. Jour. Sci., 4th. series: 16: 397-398.

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    Localities for Californite

    The 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. ? 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.
    Russia
     
    • Eastern-Siberian Region
      • Sakha Republic (Saha Republic; Yakutia)
        • Polar Yakutia
          • Dogdo River Basin
            • Tas-Khayakhtakh Range
              • Munilkan river basin
    Pavel M. Kartashov and Victor Levitskii data
    Spain
     
    • Aragón
      • Teruel
        • Loscos
    Col. Agustin Agudo Espinosa.
    Switzerland
     
    • Grischun (Grisons; Graubünden)
      • Bregaglia Valley (Bergell)
        • Casaccia
    Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 427.
    Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 427.
    Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 427.
      • Misox (Mesolcina Valley)
        • Roveredo
    Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 427.
    USA
     
    • California
      • Butte Co.
        • Oroville (Ophir City)
    Rogers, Austin Flint (1912), Notes on rare minerals from California: Columbia University, School of Mines Quarterly: 33: 377; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 224.
        • Pulga
    Sterrett, Douglas Bovard (1911), Gems and precious stones. Mineral Resources of the United States for 1910, part 2; Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey: 858; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 224.
      • Fresno Co.
        • Selma
    Clarke, F.W. & G. Steiger (1905), On “californite”: USGS Bulletin 262: 72-74; Kunz, George Frederick (1905a), Gems, jewelers’ materials, and ornamental stones of California: California Division Mines Bulletin 37, 171 pp.: 94; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 225.
        • Watts Valley
    Kunz, George Frederick (1905a), Gems, jewelers’ materials, and ornamental stones of California: California Division Mines Bulletin 37, 171 pp.: 94; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 501.
      • Riverside Co.
        • Crestmore
          • Crestmore quarries
            • Sky Blue Hill
    AmMin 26:352-381
      • Siskiyou Co.
        • Klamath Mts
          • Deadman Point
    Averill, Charles V. (1935), Mines and mineral resources of Siskiyou County: California Journal of Mines and Geology, California Division Mines (Report 31): 31(3): 291.
    Kunz, George Frederick (1902), Precious stones: Mineral Resources U.S., 1901: 747; Kunz, George Frederick (1903b), Californite (vesuvianite); a new ornamental stone: American Journal of Science, 4th. series: 16: 397-398; Sterrett, Douglas Bovard (1911b), Gems and precious stones. Mineral Resources of the United States for 1910, part 2; Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey: 857; Averill, Charles V. (1935), Mines and mineral resources of Siskiyou County: California Division Mines Report 31: 291.
          • Happy Camp
            • Greens Bar placer
    Melhase, John (1935c), Some garnet localities of California: Mineralogist: 3(11): 23; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 196.
          • Preston Peak
    Gems & Minerals (1963): July: 20-22; USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10286810.
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