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Californite

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About CaliforniteHide

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:
VesuvianiteCa19Fe3+Al4(Al6Mg2)(☐4)☐[Si2O7]4[(SiO4)10]O(OH)9

Synonyms of CaliforniteHide

Other Language Names for CaliforniteHide

German:Californit
Spanish:Californita

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
1 photo of Californite associated with GrossularCa3Al2(SiO4)3
1 photo of Californite associated with Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2

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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