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Californite

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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 CaliforniteHide

Sub-divisions of CaliforniteHide

Mineralogy of CaliforniteHide

Essential minerals - these are minerals that are required within the classification of this rock:
Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10

Synonyms of CaliforniteHide

Other Language Names for CaliforniteHide

German:Californit
Spanish:Californita

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Grossular1 photo of Californite associated with Grossular on mindat.org.
Actinolite1 photo of Californite associated with Actinolite on mindat.org.

References for CaliforniteHide

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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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