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Jadeite

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Formula:
Na(Al,Fe
3+
 
)Si
 
2
O
 
6
System:MonoclinicColour:apple-green, greenish ...
Hardness:6
Member of:Clinopyroxene Subgroup > Pyroxene Group


Pyroxene Group - Clinopyroxene Subgroup.

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

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Classification of Jadeite

IMA status:Approved
Strunz 8th edition ID:8/F.01-130
Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:9.DA.25

9 : SILICATES (Germanates)
D : Inosilicates
A : Inosilicates with 2-periodic single chains, Si2O6; pyroxene family
Dana 8th edition ID:65.1.3c.1

65 : INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
1 : Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Hey's CIM Ref.:16.2.10

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

Type Locality:Burma (Myanmar)
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)
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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°
Maximum Birefringence:δ = 0.013 - 0.020

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Surface Relief:Moderate
Dispersion:r < v

Chemical Properties of Jadeite

Formula:
Na(Al,Fe
3+
 
)Si
 
2
O
 
6
Simplified for copy/paste:Na(Al,Fe3+)Si2O6
Essential elements:Al, Na, O, Si
All elements listed in formula:Al, Fe, Na, O, Si
Common Impurities:Ti,Mn,Mg,Ca,K,H2O

Relationship of Jadeite to other Species

Member of:Clinopyroxene Subgroup > Pyroxene Group
Other Members of Group:

- +
Aegirine
NaFe
3+
 
Si
 
2
O
 
6
Aegirine-augite
(Na,Ca)(Fe
3+
 
,Fe
2+
 
,Mg,Al)Si
 
2
O
 
6
Augite
(Ca,Na)(Mg,Fe
2+
 
,Al,Fe
3+
 
,Ti)[(Si,Al)
 
2
O
 
6
]
Clinoenstatite
MgSiO
 
3
Clinoferrosilite
Fe
2+
 
SiO
 
3
Diopside
CaMgSi
 
2
O
 
6
Esseneite
CaFe
3+
 
[AlSiO
 
6
]
Grossmanite
CaTi
3+
 
AlSiO
 
6
Hedenbergite
CaFe
2+
 
Si
 
2
O
 
6
Jervisite
(Na,Ca,Fe
2+
 
)(Sc,Mg,Fe
2+
 
)Si
 
2
O
 
6
Johannsenite
CaMn
2+
 
Si
 
2
O
 
6
Kanoite
Mn
2+
 
(Mg,Mn
2+
 
)Si
 
2
O
 
6
Kosmochlor
NaCrSi
 
2
O
 
6
Kushiroite
CaAl[AlSiO
 
6
]
Namansilite
NaMn
3+
 
Si
 
2
O
 
6
Natalyite
Na(V
3+
 
,Cr)Si
 
2
O
 
6
Omphacite
(Ca,Na)(Mg,Al)Si
 
2
O
 
6
Petedunnite
Ca(Zn,Mn
2+
 
,Mg,Fe
2+
 
)Si
 
2
O
 
6
Pigeonite
(Mg,Fe
2+
 
,Ca)(Mg,Fe
2+
 
)Si
 
2
O
 
6
Spodumene
LiAlSi
 
2
O
 
6
Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):

- +
9.DA.05Donpeacorite
(Mn
2+
 
,Mg)Mg[SiO
 
3
]
 
2
9.DA.05Enstatite
MgSiO
 
3
9.DA.05Ferrosilite
FeSiO
 
3
9.DA.10Clinoenstatite
MgSiO
 
3
9.DA.10Clinoferrosilite
Fe
2+
 
SiO
 
3
9.DA.10Kanoite
Mn
2+
 
(Mg,Mn
2+
 
)Si
 
2
O
 
6
9.DA.10Pigeonite
(Mg,Fe
2+
 
,Ca)(Mg,Fe
2+
 
)Si
 
2
O
 
6
9.DA.15Augite
(Ca,Na)(Mg,Fe
2+
 
,Al,Fe
3+
 
,Ti)[(Si,Al)
 
2
O
 
6
]
9.DA.15Diopside
CaMgSi
 
2
O
 
6
9.DA.15Esseneite
CaFe
3+
 
[AlSiO
 
6
]
9.DA.15Hedenbergite
CaFe
2+
 
Si
 
2
O
 
6
9.DA.15Johannsenite
CaMn
2+
 
Si
 
2
O
 
6
9.DA.15Petedunnite
Ca(Zn,Mn
2+
 
,Mg,Fe
2+
 
)Si
 
2
O
 
6
9.DA.15Davisite
CaScAlSiO
 
6
9.DA.15Kushiroite
CaAl[AlSiO
 
6
]
9.DA.15Grossmanite
CaTi
3+
 
AlSiO
 
6
9.DA.20Aegirine-augite
(Na,Ca)(Fe
3+
 
,Fe
2+
 
,Mg,Al)Si
 
2
O
 
6
9.DA.20Omphacite
(Ca,Na)(Mg,Al)Si
 
2
O
 
6
9.DA.25Aegirine
NaFe
3+
 
Si
 
2
O
 
6
9.DA.25Jervisite
(Na,Ca,Fe
2+
 
)(Sc,Mg,Fe
2+
 
)Si
 
2
O
 
6
9.DA.25Kosmochlor
NaCrSi
 
2
O
 
6
9.DA.25Namansilite
NaMn
3+
 
Si
 
2
O
 
6
9.DA.25Natalyite
Na(V
3+
 
,Cr)Si
 
2
O
 
6
9.DA.30Spodumene
LiAlSi
 
2
O
 
6
Related Minerals - Hey's Index Grouping:

- +
16.2.1Albite
NaAlSi
 
3
O
 
8
16.2.2Analcime
Na
 
2
(Al
 
2
Si
 
4
O
 
12
) · 2H
 
2
O
16.2.3Ussingite
Na
 
2
AlSi
 
3
O
 
8
OH
16.2.4Paragonite
NaAl
 
2
(AlSi
 
3
O
 
10
)(OH)
 
2
16.2.5Natrolite
Na
 
2
Al
 
2
Si
 
3
O
 
10
· 2H
 
2
O
16.2.6Tetranatrolite
16.2.7Paranatrolite
Na
 
2
Al
 
2
Si
 
3
O
 
10
· 3H
 
2
O
16.2.8Ephesite
LiNaAl
 
2
(Al
 
2
Si
 
2
O
 
10
)(OH)
 
2
16.2.9Rectorite
(Na,Ca)Al
 
4
((Si,Al)
 
8
O
 
20
)(OH)
 
4
· 2H
 
2
O
16.2.11Brammallite
(Na,H
 
3
O)(Al,Mg,Fe)
 
2
((Si,Al)
 
4
O
 
10
)(OH)
 
2

Other Names for Jadeite

Synonyms:
Yunnan Jade
Other Languages:
Croatian:Jadeit
Dutch:Jadeiet
French:Agate verdâtre
German:Jadeit
Natronjadeit
Italian:Jadeite
Japanese:ヒスイ輝石
Persian:سنگ قولنج
Russian:Жадеит
Simplified Chinese:硬玉
Spanish:Jadeíta
Jadeita
Turkish:Jadeit
Ukrainian:Жадеїт
Varieties:
ChloromelaniteChromojadeiteJadeite-jadeLavender JadeSoda Jadeite
Titanian Jadeite

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 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.

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  • Localities for Jadeite

    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.
    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)
    • 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
    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
        • 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.
        • Tyumenskaya Oblast'
    [MinRec 32:42]
    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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