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Jadeite

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Formula:
Na(Al,Fe3+)Si2O6
System:
Monoclinic
Colour:
apple-green, greenish ...
Hardness:
6
Pyroxene Group - Clinopyroxene Subgroup.

Used as a decorative stone or for carvings (see Jade).

Visit gemdat.org for gemological information about Jadeite.

Classification of Jadeite

Approved
8/F.01-130
9.DA.25

9 : SILICATES (Germanates)
D : Inosilicates
A : Inosilicates with 2-periodic single chains, Si2O6; pyroxene family
65.1.3c.1

65 : INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
1 : Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
16.2.10

16 : Silicates Containing Aluminum and other Metals
2 : Aluminosilicates of Na
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First Recorded Occurrence of Jadeite

Year of Discovery:
1863

Physical Properties of Jadeite

Colour:
apple-green, greenish white, purplish blue, blue-green
Streak:
white
Hardness (Mohs):
6
Cleavage:
Distinct/Good

Crystallography of Jadeite

Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Cell Parameters:
a = 9.43Å, b = 8.57Å, c = 5.22Å
β = 107.58°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 1.1 : 1 : 0.609
Unit Cell Volume:
V 402.15 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Crystallographic forms of Jadeite

Crystal Atlas:
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Jadeite - Prismatic {110}
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Radiation - Copper Kα
Data Set:
Data courtesy of RRUFF project at University of Arizona, used with permission.

Optical Data of Jadeite

Type:
Biaxial (+)
RI values:
nα = 1.654 - 1.673 nβ = 1.659 - 1.679 nγ = 1.667 - 1.693
2V:
Measured: 70° to 80°, Calculated: 68° to 78°
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.013 - 0.020
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness) and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Moderate
Dispersion:
r < v

Chemical Properties of Jadeite

Formula:
Na(Al,Fe3+)Si2O6
Essential elements:
All elements listed in formula:
Common Impurities:
Ti,Mn,Mg,Ca,K,H2O

Relationship of Jadeite to other Species

Other Members of Group:
AegirineNaFe3+Si2O6
Aegirine-augite(Na,Ca)(Fe3+,Fe2+,Mg,Al)Si2O6
Augite(Ca,Na)(Mg,Fe2+,Al,Fe3+,Ti)[(Si,Al)2O6]
ClinoenstatiteMgSiO3
ClinoferrosiliteFe2+SiO3
DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
EsseneiteCaFe3+[AlSiO6]
GrossmaniteCaTi3+ AlSiO6
HedenbergiteCaFe2+Si2O6
Jervisite(Na,Ca,Fe2+)(Sc,Mg,Fe2+)Si2O6
JohannseniteCaMn2+Si2O6
KanoiteMn2+(Mg,Mn2+)Si2O6
KosmochlorNaCrSi2O6
KushiroiteCaAl[AlSiO6]
NamansiliteNaMn3+Si2O6
NatalyiteNa(V3+,Cr)Si2O6
Omphacite(Ca,Na)(Mg,Al)Si2O6
PetedunniteCa(Zn,Mn2+,Mg,Fe2+)Si2O6
Pigeonite(Mg,Fe2+,Ca)(Mg,Fe2+)Si2O6
SpodumeneLiAlSi2O6
9.DA.05Donpeacorite(Mn2+,Mg)Mg[SiO3]2
9.DA.05EnstatiteMgSiO3
9.DA.05FerrosiliteFeSiO3
9.DA.10ClinoenstatiteMgSiO3
9.DA.10ClinoferrosiliteFe2+SiO3
9.DA.10KanoiteMn2+(Mg,Mn2+)Si2O6
9.DA.10Pigeonite(Mg,Fe2+,Ca)(Mg,Fe2+)Si2O6
9.DA.15Augite(Ca,Na)(Mg,Fe2+,Al,Fe3+,Ti)[(Si,Al)2O6]
9.DA.15DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
9.DA.15EsseneiteCaFe3+[AlSiO6]
9.DA.15HedenbergiteCaFe2+Si2O6
9.DA.15JohannseniteCaMn2+Si2O6
9.DA.15PetedunniteCa(Zn,Mn2+,Mg,Fe2+)Si2O6
9.DA.15DavisiteCaScAlSiO6
9.DA.15KushiroiteCaAl[AlSiO6]
9.DA.15GrossmaniteCaTi3+ AlSiO6
9.DA.20Aegirine-augite(Na,Ca)(Fe3+,Fe2+,Mg,Al)Si2O6
9.DA.20Omphacite(Ca,Na)(Mg,Al)Si2O6
9.DA.25AegirineNaFe3+Si2O6
9.DA.25Jervisite(Na,Ca,Fe2+)(Sc,Mg,Fe2+)Si2O6
9.DA.25KosmochlorNaCrSi2O6
9.DA.25NamansiliteNaMn3+Si2O6
9.DA.25NatalyiteNa(V3+,Cr)Si2O6
9.DA.30SpodumeneLiAlSi2O6
16.2.1AlbiteNaAlSi3O8
16.2.2AnalcimeNa2(Al2Si4O12) · 2H2O
16.2.3UssingiteNa2AlSi3O8OH
16.2.4ParagoniteNaAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
16.2.5NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
16.2.6Tetranatrolite
16.2.7ParanatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 3H2O
16.2.8EphesiteLiNaAl2(Al2Si2O10)(OH)2
16.2.9Rectorite(Na,Ca)Al4((Si,Al)8O20)(OH)4 · 2H2O
16.2.11Brammallite(Na,H3O)(Al,Mg,Fe)2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2

Other Names for Jadeite

Name in Other Languages:
Croatian:Jadeit
Dutch:Jadeiet
Italian:Jadeite
Russian:Жадеит
Simplified Chinese:硬玉
Turkish:Jadeit
Ukrainian:Жадеїт

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 Jadeite

Reference List:
Prewitt, C.T. & Charles Wilson Burnham (1964), Crystal structure of jadeite, NaAlSi2O6 (abstract): Geological Society of America Program, Miami, Florida, meeting: 156, November 1964.

Prewitt, C.T. & Charles Wilson Burnham (1966), The crystal structure of jadeite, NaAlSi2O6. American Mineralogist: 51: 956-975.

Clark, J.R., D.E. Appleman, and J.J. Papike (1969) Crystal-chemical characterization of clinopyroxenes based on eight new structure refinements. MSA Special Paper 2: 31-50.

Cameron, M., S. Shigeho, C.T. Prewitt & J.J. Papike (1973), High temperature crystal chemistry of acmite, diopside, hedenbergite, jadeite, spodumene and ureyite: American Mineralogist: 58: 594-618.

Rossi, G., Smith, D.C., Ungaretti, L., and Domeneghetti, M.C. (1983) Crystal-chemistry and cation ordering in the system diopside-jadeite: a detailed study by crystal structure refinement. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology: 83: 247-258.

Canadian Mineralogist (1989): 27: 143.

Internet Links for Jadeite

Localities for Jadeite

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.
Antarctica
 
  • Eastern Antarctica
    • American Highland
      • Grove Mts
Lu Feng, Masaaki Miyahara, Toshiro Nagase, Eiji Ohtani, Sen Hu, Ahmed El Goresy, Yangting Lin (2011) Shock Conditions and Formation Mechanism of Akimotoite-Pyroxene Glass Assemblages in the Grove Mountains (GRV) 052082. Japan Geooscience Union Meeting Makuhari, Chiba Japan.
Brazil
 
  • Minas Gerais
Chris D. Parkinson et al. , " Ultrahigh-pressure pyrope-kyanite granulites and associated eclogites in Neoproterozoic nappes of southeast Brazil", 2001, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, http://akmotoki.tripod.com/2001/Waseda/Cdp.html
Chris D. Parkinson et al. , " Ultrahigh-pressure pyrope-kyanite granulites and associated eclogites in Neoproterozoic nappes of southeast Brazil", 2001, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, http://akmotoki.tripod.com/2001/Waseda/Cdp.html
  • Pernambuco
    • São Pedro e São Paulo archipelago
Washington, H.S. (1929) The American Mineralogist, 14, 369-372.
Burma (Myanmar)
C.R.Acad.Sci.Paris (1863) 56, 861
  • Kachin State
    • Mohnyin District (Moe Hnyin District)
      • Hpakant Township (Hpakan; Phakant; Phakan)
Shi, G. H., Zhu, X. K., Deng, J., Mao, Q., Liu, Y. X., & Li, G. W. (2011). Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 75(6), 1608-1620
          • Hpakant (Hpakan; Phakant; Phakan)
Jing Wang, Guanghai Shi, Jun Wang, Ye Yuan, and Mengchu Yang (2013): Acta Petrologica Sinica 29(4), 1450-1460
Ou Yang, Chiu-mei. (1985) A mineralogical study of Burmese jadeite jade. MS Thesis University of Hong Kong
      • Mohnyin Township (Moe Hnyin Township)
http://www.palagems.com/burma_jade.htm
  • Mandalay Division
    • Pyin-Oo-Lwin District
      • Mogok Township
        • Mogok Valley
No reference listed
  • Sagaing Division
    • Hkamti District
      • Hkamti Township (Khamti)
        • Nansibon mining district
Gems & Gemology, winter 2001, 329.
Themelis, Ted, 2008, Gems and Mines of Mogok.; Wang, X., Shi, G. H., Qiu, D. F., Wang, J., & Cui, W. Y. (2012). Grossular-bearing jadeite omphacite rock in the Myanmar jadeite area: a kind of jadeitized rodingite?. European Journal of Mineralogy, 24(2), 237-246.
Gems & Gemology, winter 2001, 329.
Canada
 
  • Newfoundland and Labrador
    • Labrador
L. W. Curtis And J. Gittins (1979) Aluminous and Titaniferous Clinopyroxenes from Regionally Metamorphosed Agpaitic Rocks in Central Labrador. J. Petrology 20:165-186.
C. Lemanski, Jr. (re-entry of lost Mindat data).
China
 
  • Anhui Province
    • Anqing Prefecture
      • Qianshan Co.
American Mineralogist, Volume 87, pages 875-881, 2002, KAI YE et al. "Ultrahigh-pressure (UHP) low-Al titanites from carbonate-bearing rocks in Dabieshan-Sulu UHP terrane, eastern China".
      • Yuexi Co.
www.scienceinchina.com/ky/0008/ky0748.pdf.
        • Wumiao
A.I. Okay et al. , Eur. J. Mineral. , 1989, 1, pp. 595-598.
          • Marble quarry
Aral, I. (1993). Petrology of a diamond and coesite-bearing metamorphic terrain: Dabie Shan. China. Eur. J. Mineral, 5, 659-675.
    • Lu'an Prefecture
      • Shou Co.
Am. Min. , V 90, pp. 801-813, 2005 / Journal of Petrology, June 2004, V 45, N° 6, pp. 1125-1145.
  • Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region
    • Xilin Gol League (Xilinguole Prefecture)
      • West Ujimqin Banner (Xiwuzhumuqin Co.)
Wenji Bai and Hang Li (1993): Acta Mineralogica Sinica 13(3)
  • Jiangsu Province
    • Lianyungang Prefecture
      • Donghai Co.
Oberti, R., Boiocchi, M., and Smith, D.C. (2003): Mineralogical Magazine 67(4), 769-782.
  • Jiangxi Province
    • Shangrao Prefecture
      • Dexing Co.
Zhou Guoqing (1997): Science in China, Series D (Earth Sciences), 40(5), 477-484.
  • Xinjiang Autonomous Region
    • Bayin'gholin Autonomous Prefecture (Bayingolin Autonomous Prefecture; Bayinguoleng Autonomous Prefecture)
      • Ruoqiang Co. (Qakilik Co.; Chaqiliq Co.)
        • Yinggelisayi area
Zhang Anda, Liu Liang, Sun Yong, Chen Danling, Wang Yan, and Luo Jinhai (2004): Chinese Science Bulletin 49(23), 2527-2532.
    • Yili Hasake Autonomous Prefecture (Ili Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture)
Wei Lin and Masaki Enami (2006): Island Arc 15(4), 483-502.
Colombia
 
  • La Guajira Department
    • Mun. de Uribia
Green, D. H., Lockwood, J. P., and Kiss, E., 1968, Eclogite and Almandine-Jadeite-Quartz Rock from the Guajira Peninsula, Colombia, South America, American Mineralogist, V. 53, p. 1320-1335.
Cuba
 
  • Guantánamo Province
Garcia-Casco, A. et al (2009) A new jadeitite jade locality (Sierra del Convento, Cuba): first report and some petrological and archeological implications. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 158, #1, 1-16.
  • Villa Clara Province
Maresch, W. V., Grevel, C., Stanek, K. P., & Carpenter, M. A. (2007). Coexisting jadeite and omphacite in metabasites from the Escambray Massif, Cuba. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 71, A621.
France
 
  • Pays de Loire
www.scienceinchina.com/ky/0008/ky0748.pdf.
Germany
 
  • Saxony
    • Erzgebirge
      • Pockau
        • Forchheim
Massonne, H.-J. & Nasdala, L. (2003): American Mineralogist (2003), 88, 883-889
Greece
 
  • Aegean Islands Department (Aiyaíon)
    • Kykládes Prefecture
      • Cyclade Islands (Cyclades; Kikladhes; Nomos Kikladhon)
        • Andros Island
[var: Chloromelanite] Reinecke, T. (1982): Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 79, 333-336.
        • Sifnos Island
[var: Chloromelanite] Eur. J. Mineral. , 1992, 4, pp. 619-634.
[var: Chloromelanite] Eur. J. Mineral. , 1992, 4, pp. 619-634.
VALAAS, E. P. THE PETROLOGY OF MAFIC SCHISTS OF SOUTHERN SYROS, GREECE.; Breecker, D. O. (2001). Mineral assemblages in high-pressure quartz-mica schists from Syros, Cyclades, Greece (Doctoral dissertation, Amherst College).
          • Gria Spilia
Gunnar Farber specimens; Altherr, R., Soder, C., Panienka, S., Peters, D., & Meyer, H. P. (2013). Pink manganian phengite in a high P/T meta-conglomerate from northern Syros (Cyclades, Greece). Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 166(5), 1323-1334.
  • Peloponnese Department (Peloponnisos)
    • Lakonia Prefecture (Laconia)
Eur. J. Mineral. , 1991, 3, pp. 343-366.
Guatemala
 
  • Jalapa Department
  • Motagua Valley
Indonesia
 
  • Irian Jaya (New Guinea)
    • Papua Barat Province (West Papua Province)
      • New Guinea
[var: Chromojadeite] www.websters-dictionary-online.org/definition/english/as/astridite.html
Italy
 
  • Aosta Valley
    • Lys Valley
Ch. Robert et al. , Bull. Minéral. , 1985, 108, pp. 699-711.
    • Nus
      • Saint-Barthélemy
• Barresi, A.A., Kolitsch, U., Ciriotti, M.E., Ambrino, P., Bracco, R., Bonacina, E. (2005): La miniera di manganese di Varenche (Aosta, Italia nord-occidentale): ardennite, arseniopleite, manganberzeliite, pirofanite, sarkinite, thortveitite, nuovo As-Sc-analogo della metavariscite e altre specie. Micro (località), 2/2005, 81-122.
    • Saint-Marcel
Kienast, J.R. & Martin, S. (1983): I pirosseni egirin-giadeitici del livello basale di Praborna, Alpi occidentali. Ofioliti, 8(2), 245-260.
  • Liguria
    • Genova Province
      • Genova
        • Varenna Valley
Antofilli, Borgo, Palenzona, 1985. I nostri minerali. Geologia e mineralogia in Liguria. Edizioni Melita, La Spezia.
Antofilli, Borgo, Palenzona, 1985. I nostri minerali. Geologia e mineralogia in Liguria. Edizioni Melita, La Spezia.
          • Vara Valley
[var: Chloromelanite]
  • Piedmont
    • Cuneo Province
      • Maira Valley
Piccoli, G. C., Maletto, G., Bosio, P., & Lombardo, B. (2007). Minerali del Piemonte e della Valle d'Aosta. Associazione Amici del Museo F. Eusebio - Alba, 607 pag.
      • Po Valley
        • Monviso
[var: Chloromelanite] P. Nisio and J.M. Lardeaux, Bull. Minéral. , 1987, 110, pp. 427-437.
        • Oncino
http://www.ngu.no/FileArchive/165/2003_055.pdf Geological Survey of Norway / The Alice Wain Memorial West Norway Eclogite Field Symposium / Abstract Volume p. 37.
      • Varaita Valley
        • Bellino
Piccoli, G.C., Maletto, G., Bosio, P., Lombardo, B. (2007). Minerali del Piemonte e della Valle d'Aosta. Associazione Amici del Museo "F. Eusebio" Alba, Ed., Alba (Cuneo) 607 pp.
R. Lefèvre and A. Michard, Bull. Soc. Franç. Minér. Crist., 1965, LXXXVIII, pp. 664-677.
R. Lefèvre and A. Michard, Bull. Soc. Franç. Minér. Crist., 1965, LXXXVIII, pp. 664-677.
T. Hirajima and R. Compagnoni : "Petrology of a jadeite-quartz-almandine-phengite fels with retrograde ferro-nyböite from the Dora-Maira Massif, Western Alps", Eur. Journ. Mineral., 1993, 5, pp 943-955.
    • Torino Province
      • Canavese District
        • Brosso
Piccoli, G.C., Maletto, G., Bosio, P., Lombardo, B. (2007). Minerali del Piemonte e della Valle d'Aosta. Associazione Amici del Museo "F. Eusebio" Alba, Ed., Alba (Cuneo) 607 pp.
        • Malone Valley
[var: Chloromelanite] Eur. J. Mineral. , 1989, 1, pp. 89-104.
Eur. J. Mineral (1989): 1: 89-104.
          • Rocca Canavese
Eur. J. Mineral. , 1989, 1, pp. 89-104.
Eur. J. Mineral (1989): 1: 89-104.
Eur. J. Mineral. , 1989, 1, pp. 89-104.
Ch. Robert et al. , Bull. Minéral. , 1985, 108, pp. 699-711.
Piccoli, G.C., Maletto, G., Bosio, P., Lombardo, B. (2007). Minerali del Piemonte e della Valle d'Aosta. Associazione Amici del Museo "F. Eusebio" Alba, Ed., Alba (Cuneo) 607 pp.
      • Lanzo Valleys
        • Ala Valley
          • Ala di Stura
Leardi, L., and Rossetti, P. (1985): Caratteri geologici e petrografici delle metaofioliti della Val d'Ala. Boll. Ass. Min. Subalp., 22, 422-439.
Eur. J. Mineral. , 1989, 1, pp. 89-104.
Japan
 
  • Hokkaido
    • Kamikawa Province
Fossa Magna Museum display (Itoigawa, Japan)
      • Uryu-gun
Fossa Magna Museum display (Itoigawa, Japan)
  • Honshu Island
    • Chubu region
      • Nagano prefecture
        • Kitaazumi-gun
Fossa Magna Museum display (Itoigawa, Japan)
Fossa Magna Museum display (Itoigawa, Japan)
      • Niigata Prefecture
[var: Titanian Jadeite] [MinRec 33:168]
Fossa Magna Museum specimens
Lapis (2003): (1), 50.
          • Ohmi
Alfredo Petrov specimens, field collected 2006-2012.
Miyajima et al. (2001) Mineralogical Magazine 65, 111-120; Miyajima et al. (1999) Mineralogical Magazine 63, 909-916.
      • Shizuoka prefecture
        • Hamamatsu City
Fossa Magna Museum display (Itoigawa, Japan)
      • Toyama Prefecture
        • Kurobe City
Fossa Magna Museum display (Itoigawa, Japan)
        • Shimo-Niikawa-gun
Fossa Magna Museum display (Itoigawa, Japan)
    • Chugoku region
      • Okayama prefecture
        • Niimi City
Mineralogical Journal Vol. 13 (1986) , No. 6 pp368-375
      • Tottori Prefecture
Norimasa SHIMOBAYASHI (2004) Sr-bearing silicate minerals -itoigawaite and niigataite- in jadeitites and the related rocks from Wakasa district, Tottori Prefecture, Japan. Abstracts for the Meeting (2004) of the Mineralogical Society of Japan, k08-03
    • Kanto Region
      • Gunma Prefecture
Fossa Magna Museum display (Itoigawa, Japan)
      • Saitama Prefecture
Fossa Magna Museum display (Itoigawa, Japan)
    • Kinki Region
      • Hyogo Prefecture
        • Yabu City
          • Oya-cho
Ohe Rikosha specimens; Masutomi museum specimens
  • Kyushu Region
    • Kumamoto Prefecture
      • Yatsushiro City
Saito, M. & Miyazaki, K. (2006) Bulletin of the Geological Survey of Japan, 57, #5-6.
    • Nagasaki Prefecture
      • Nagasaki City
Fossa Magna Museum display (Itoigawa, Japan)
Fossa Magna Museum display (Itoigawa, Japan)
  • Shikoku Island
    • Kochi Prefecture
Fossa Magna Museum display (Itoigawa, Japan)
      • Kochi City
        • Engyouji (Engyoji)
Fossa Magna Museum, Itoigawa city (map and poster display)
        • Rendai
Mineralogical Journal Vol. 13 (1986) , No. 6 pp368-375
Kazakhstan
 
  • Karagandy Province (Qaragandy Oblysy; Karaganda Oblast')
    • Balkhash Region (Balqash; Karatas; Prebalkhashie)
      • Krasnyi Oktyabr'
[MinRec 32:42]; Pavel M. Kartashov data
Laos
Adam Stephens
Mexico
 
  • Baja California Sur (BC Sur)
    • Mun. de Mulegé
      • Vizcaíno Peninsula
        • Sierra San Andres
Mikhail Ostrooumov and Alfredo Victoria Morales (2010) Mexican jadeite-bearing rock: a first mineralogical and gemmological approach. The Journal of Gemmology, Vol. 32, No. 1–4.
  • Guerrero
Panczner (1989) Minerals of Mexico. (Van Nostrand Reinhold)
Panczner (1989) Minerals of Mexico. (Van Nostrand Reinhold)
  • Mexico
Panczner (1989) Minerals of Mexico. (Van Nostrand Reinhold)
Norway
 
  • Svalbard
    • Spitsbergen
      • Oscar II land
Kanat, L. H. (1984): Jadeite from southern Oscar II Land, Svalbard. Mineralogical Magazine. 48: 30l-303
Pacific Ocean
 
  • East Pacific Rise
Contr. Min. Petr. (1998) 131, (2-3), 111 - 122.; Matsukage, K., and Arai, S. (1998): Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 131, 111-122.
Poland
 
  • Lower Silesia (Dolnośląskie)
    • Kaczawskie Mts
Wajsprych B. 2008: Tectonic meaning of the jadeite-blueschist, ophiolite, and radiolarite exotics in flysch-mélange succession of the Western Kaczawa Complex (the Sudetes). Mineralogia - Special Papers, vol. 32, p. 164-165
Russia
 
  • Eastern-Siberian Region
    • Khakassia Republic (Khakassy Republic; Khakassiya Republic)
    • Krasnoyarsk Territory (Krasnoyarsk Kray; Krasnoyarskii Krai)
      • Sayan Mts
        • Western Sayan range
Igor Savin data
    • Sakha Republic (Saha Republic; Yakutia)
[World of Stones 12:49]
  • Urals Region
    • Southern Urals
      • Chelyabinsk Oblast'
Shin Ozawa, Masaaki Miyahara, Eiji Ohtani, Olga N. Koroleva, Yoshinori Ito, Konstantin D. Litasov & Nikolay P. Pokhilenko (2014): Jadeite in Chelyabinsk meteorite and the nature of an impact event on its parent body. Scientific Reports 4, Article number: 5033.
  • Western-Siberian Region
    • Polar Urals
      • Tyumenskaya Oblast'
[MinRec 32:42]
      • Yamalo-Nenetskiy Autonomous Okrug
        • Kharp
Kuznetsov, Y. V., Kuznetsova, N. A., & Tsyutskiy, S. S. (1986). Features Of Jadeite Mineralization In The Pus'yerka Deposit (Polar Urals). International Geology Review, 28(9), 1096-1101.
Slovakia
 
  • Banská Bystrica Region
    • Rimavská Sobota Co.
Koděra et all.,1990: Topografická mineralógia Slovenska, I-III, 1590p
  • Košice Region
    • Košice Co.
Koděra, M. et al., 1986 a 1990 : Topografická mineralógia Slovenska, diel 1- 3, Veda – Vydavateľstvo SAV, Bratislava, 1990, 1 – 1590k
Spain
 
  • Galicia
    • A Coruña (La Coruña)
      • Malpica
        • La Pioza
J.I. Gil Ibarguchi, Eur. Journ. Mineral. , 1995, 7, pp. 403-415.
Switzerland
 
  • Wallis (Valais)
    • Zermatt - Saas Fee area
      • Saas Valley
        • Saas Almagell
Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 226.
Turkey
 
  • Central Anatolia Region
    • Eskişehir Province
      • Tavşanlı Zone
Çetinkaplan, M., Candan, O., Oberhänsli, R., and Bousquet, R. (2007): Lithos 104(1-4), 12-32.
  • Marmara Region
    • Bursa Province
      • Tavşanlı Zone
        • Harmancık
Okay, A.I. (1997): Mineralogical Magazine 61, 835-843.
Okay, A.I. (2002): Journal of Metamorphic Geology 20, 757-768.
USA
 
  • California
    • Fresno Co.
      • Diablo Range
        • Coalinga area
Tsujimori, Tatsuki, Liou, Juhn G., and Coleman, Robert G., 2007, Finding of High-Grade Tectonic Blocks from the New Idria Serpentinite Body, Diablo Range, California: Petrologic Constraints on the Tectonic Evolution of a Tectonic Diapir, Geolgical Society of America Special Paperr 419, p. 67-80.
    • Marin Co.
      • Angel Island State Park
Bloxam, T.W. (1960), Jadeite rocks and glaucophane schists from Angel Island, San Francisco Bay, California: American Journal of Science: 258: 558-560; Coleman, R.G. (1965), Composition of jadeite pyroxene from the California graywackes: USGS PP 525-C: 26-27; Coleman, R.G. & J.R. Clark (1968), Pyroxenes in the blueschist facies of California: American Journal of Science: 266: 44; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 390.
      • Petaluma area
        • Vonson Ranch
          • Massa Hill
Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 309; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 390.
      • Tiburon Peninsula
        • Tiburon Uplands Nature Preserve
Amer.Min.(1969) 54, 1139-1150
    • Mendocino Co.
      • Cloverdale area
        • Russian River
Wolfe, C.W. & Daphne Riska (1951), Crystallography of jadeite from near Cloverdale, California: (abstract): Geological Society of America Bulletin: 62: 1491; Wolfe, C.W. (1955), Crystallography of jadeite crystals from near Cloverdale, California: American Mineralogist: 40(3-4) 248; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 309; Edgar, A.D., A. Mottana, and N.D. MacRae (1969) The chemistry of cell parameters of omphacite and related pyroxenes. Mineralogical Magazine: 37: 64, 67-68.
      • Coastal Range
        • Laytonville
Onucki, H. and Ernst, W.G. (1969) Coexisting sodic amphiboles and sodic pyroxenes from blueschist facies metamorphic rocks. Mineralogical Association of America Special Paper 2: 245; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California: 390-391.
        • Mina
Anonymous (1950), New jade occurrence in California: California Division of Mines, Mineral Information Service: 3(11): 2; Yoder, Hatten S., Jr. & Charles W. Chesterman (1951), Jadeite of San Benito County, California. California Division of Mines, Special Report 10-C: 6; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 66, 70.
        • Reeves Place
          • Williams Creek
Yoder, Hatten S., Jr. & Charles W. Chesterman (1951), Jadeite of San Benito County, California. California Division of Mines, Special Report 10-C: 6; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 309; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 390.
    • Monterey Co.
      • Santa Lucia Mts (Santa Lucia Range)
        • Los Burros District
          • Plaskett
            • Cape San Martin
              • Jade Cove
www.mineralsocal.org
    • San Benito Co.
      • Diablo Range
        • New Idria District
          • Picacho Peak
Anonymous (1950), Jadeite from Clear Creek, San Benito Co.: California Division of Mines, Mineral Information Service: 3(4): 2; Dake, H.C. (1951), The jadeite locality; The Mineralogist: 18: 188-190; Yoder, Hatten S., Jr. & Charles W. Chesterman (1951), Jadeite of San Benito County, California. California Division of Mines, Special Report 10-C: 3; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 239, 299, 309; T. Tsujimori et al., Paper N° 21-6, The Geological Society of America, Joint Meeting Cordilleran Section and Pacific Section, 101st Annual Meeting, 29 April-1 May 2005, San Jose, California.
Chesterman, C.W. (1950a), Jadeite in San Benito County, California: Lapidary Journal: 4: 204-208; Coleman, R.G. (1961), Jadeite deposits of the Clear Creek area, New Idria District, San Benito County, California: Journal of Petrology: 2: 225; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 49, 410.
Joseph F. Cooper Jr., Gail E. Dunning, Ted A.Hadley (2003) Minerology of the Victor Claim, Clear Creek Area, New Idria District, San Benito County, California.
        • Panoche Pass
Essene, J. (1967). An occurrence of cymrite in the Franciscan Formation, California. The American Mineralogist, 52, 1885-1890.
        • Panoche Valley
          • West side of Panoche Valley
Bloxam, T.W. (1956), Jadeite-bearing metagraywackes in California: American Mineralogist: 41: 489; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 391.
    • San Luis Obispo Co.
Yoder, Hatten S., Jr. & Charles W. Chesterman (1951), Jadeite of San Benito County, California. California Division of Mines, Special Report 10-C: 6; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 310.
      • Santa Lucia Mts (Santa Lucia Range)
Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 391.
    • Santa Clara Co.
      • Diablo Range
        • Pacheco Pass
Essene, E.J. (1967) An occurrence of Cymrite in the Franciscan formation, California. American Mineralogist: 52: 1885-1890; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 368.
    • Siskiyou Co.
      • Klamath Mts
        • Deadman Point
Gems & Minerals (1963): July: 20-22.
    • Sonoma Co.
      • Coast Range
        • Freestone
Yoder, Hatten S., Jr. & Charles W. Chesterman (1951), Jadeite of San Benito County, California. California Division of Mines, Special Report 10-C: 6; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 310; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 391.
      • Mayacmas Mts (Mayacamas Mts)
        • West Mayacmas District
Harvard Museum of Natural History, no.124675
    • Macon Co.
      • Cowee Valley
        • Ellijay District
          • Franklin
EL-Shazley,A.K.,Loehn C.,and Tracy R.J.,(2011) P-T-t evolution of granulite facies metamorphism and partial melting in the Winding Stair Gap,Central Blue Ridge,North Carolina,USA: Journal of Metamorphic Geology
    • Mitchell Co.
      • Cane Creek Section
Thetmobarometry of Eclogites from the Eastern Blue Ridge North Carolina,Paper No.105-0,Essene,E.J,Mukasa, S.B.University of Michigan
  • Oklahoma
Jay Ellis Ransom,1974,Gems and Minerals of America
Jay Ellis Ransom,1974,Gems and Minerals of America
  • South Dakota
Jay Ellis Ransom,1974, Gems and Minerals of America
  • Washington
    • Skagit Co.
www.stonetrails.com
      • Mount Vernon
Rocks & Min.: 14:112-113.
    • Snohomish Co.
Minerals of Washington, Bart Cannon, 1975
Uzbekistan
 
  • Buxoro Viloyati (Bukhara)
www.meteoriticalsociety.org/bulletin/mb89preview.pdf.
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