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Manasi Jade

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Colour:
Green, grey-green, olive green, dark green
Name:
Named for its occurrence in Manasi County, Xinjiang Province, China.
A variety of Tremolite Jade

A green jade which consists mainly of tremolite with only minor actinolite. The green colour is caused by microscopic inclusions of green silicates, mainly chlorite and serpentine group minerals, and it frequently also contains diopside, grossular and chromspinel as minor impurities. Manasi Jade has been mined from primary deposits since the Qing dynasty.


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Physical Properties of Manasi JadeHide

Colour:
Green, grey-green, olive green, dark green

Other Language Names for Manasi JadeHide

Simplified Chinese:玛纳斯玉

Other InformationHide

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 Manasi JadeHide

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Yanling Tang, Dequan Liu, and Ruhong Zhou (2002): Geological characteristics of Manasi green jade in Xinjiang. Acta Petrologica et Mineralogica 21(s1), 22-25.
Yanling Tang (2005): Non-metallic deposits of Xinjiang, China [Zhongguo Xinjiang Fei Jinshu Kuangchuang]. Geological Publishing House (Beijing), 289 pp. (in Chinese)

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Localities for Manasi JadeHide

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- This locality has map coordinates listed. - This locality has estimated coordinates. ⓘ - Click for further information on this occurrence. ? - Indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. - Good crystals or important locality for species. - World class for species or very significant. (TL) - Type Locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) - First Recorded Locality for everything else (eg varieties). Struck out - Mineral was erroneously reported from this locality. Faded * - Never found at this locality but inferred to have existed at some point in the past (eg from pseudomorphs.)

All localities listed without proper references should be considered as questionable.
China
 
  • Xinjiang Autonomous Region
    • Changji Autonomous Prefecture (Sanji Autonomous Prefecture)
      • Manasi Co. (Manas Co.)
Yanling Tang, Dequan Liu, and Ruhong Zhou (2002): Acta Petrologica et Mineralogica 21(s1), 22-25
Yanling Tang (2005): Non-metallic deposits of Xinjiang, China [Zhongguo Xinjiang Fei Jinshu Kuangchuang]. Geological Publishing House (Beijing), 289 pp.
Yanling Tang (2005): Non-metallic deposits of Xinjiang, China [Zhongguo Xinjiang Fei Jinshu Kuangchuang]. Geological Publishing House (Beijing), 289 pp.
    • Yili Hasake Autonomous Prefecture (Ili Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture)
      • Tacheng Prefecture (Tarbaghatay Prefecture)
        • Shawan Co. (Saven Co.)
Yanling Tang (2005): Non-metallic deposits of Xinjiang, China [Zhongguo Xinjiang Fei Jinshu Kuangchuang]. Geological Publishing House (Beijing), 289 pp.
        • Wusu Co. (Usu Co.)
Yanling Tang (2005): Non-metallic deposits of Xinjiang, China [Zhongguo Xinjiang Fei Jinshu Kuangchuang]. Geological Publishing House (Beijing), 289 pp.
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