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About JadeititeHide

Jadeitite is a metamorphic rock found in blueschist-grade metamorphic terrains, in isolated metasomatically altered bodies within serpentinite associated with subduction zone environments.

Jadeitite consists almost entirely of jadeite pyroxene and is typically mined as a source of the ornamental rock or gemstone, jade - however not all jade contains the mineral jadeite - see the entry for jadeite jade.

Classification of JadeititeHide

Sub-divisions of JadeititeHide

Mineralogy of JadeititeHide

Essential minerals - these are minerals that are required within the classification of this rock:
Pyroxene > Clinopyroxene > JadeiteNa(Al,Fe3+)Si2O6

Synonyms of JadeititeHide

References for JadeititeHide

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Harlow, G.E., Jadeitites, albitites and related rocks from the Motagua Fault Zone, Guatemala, Journal of Metamorphic Geology 12 (1), 49–68 (1994)
Sorensen et al., "The origin of jadeitite-forming subduction-zone fluids: CL-guided SIMS oxygen-isotope and trace-element evidence", American Mineralogist, Volume 91, pages 979–996 (2006)
Sorensen, S. S, "Geochemistry of a Jedetite-Serpentine Contact, Guatemala", Geological Society of America (GSA) 2005 Annual Meeting
"Guatemala's Olmec Jade", Geotimes, August 2002

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