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Manasi Jade

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

Classification of Manasi Jade

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Physical Properties of Manasi Jade

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

Other Names for Manasi Jade

Name in Other Languages:
Simplified Chinese:玛纳斯玉

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 Manasi Jade

Reference List:
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)

Internet Links for Manasi Jade

Localities for Manasi Jade

(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.
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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