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A local term for a dark-green to grass-green compact massive jade-looking rock consisting essentially of vesuvianite.

Compact massive vesuvianite. Also known as "California jade" or "American jade".

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Classification of Californite

Sub-divisions of Californite

Mineralogy of Californite

Essential minerals - these are minerals that are required within the classification of this rock:

Other Names for Californite

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References for Californite

Reference List:
Fettes (et al.), Metamorphic Rocks - A Classification and Glossary of Terms (2007) Cambridge University Press
Kunz, George Frederick (1903), Californite (vesuvianite); a new ornamental stone: Am. Jour. Sci., 4th. series: 16: 397-398.

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