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

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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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