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Serpentine Jade

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Formula:
D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
A variety of Serpentine Subgroup

A dense cryptocristalline mixture of serpentine group minerals, mainly antigorite, chrysotile and lizardite, which is used for carving. It also contains a variety of minor impurities such as chlorite, ilmenite, magnetite and talc. Technically, this material is a rock and not a mineral. It may be regarded as a variety of serpentinite.


Classification of Serpentine Jade

Chemical Properties of Serpentine Jade

Formula:
D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Elements listed in formula:

Other Names for Serpentine Jade

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Other Information

Health Risks:
No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

References for Serpentine Jade

Reference List:
Yanling Tang (2005): Non-metallic deposits of Xinjiang, China [Zhongguo Xinjiang Fei Jinshu Kuangchuang]. Geological Publishing House (Beijing), 289 pp. (in Chinese)

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Localities for Serpentine Jade

This map shows a selection of localities that have latitude and longitude coordinates recorded. Click on the symbol to view information about a locality. The symbol next to localities in the list can be used to jump to that position on the map.
(TL) indicates type locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) indicates first recorded locality for everything else. ? indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. All other localities listed without reference should be considered as uncertain and unproven until references can be found.
China
 
  • Gansu Province
    • Tianshui Prefecture
      • Wushan Co.
Anonymous (1992): East China Uranium Geology 1992(3), 14-46
  • Qinghai Province
    • Haixi Autonomous Prefecture
Anonymous (1992): East China Uranium Geology 1992(3), 14-46
  • Xinjiang Autonomous Region
    • Bayin'gholin Autonomous Prefecture (Bayingolin Autonomous Prefecture; Bayinguoleng Autonomous Prefecture)
      • Ruoqiang Co. (Qakilik Co.; Chaqiliq Co.)
Yanling Tang (2005): Non-metallic deposits of Xinjiang, China [Zhongguo Xinjiang Fei Jinshu Kuangchuang]. Geological Publishing House (Beijing), 289 pp.
Yanling Tang (2005): Non-metallic deposits of Xinjiang, China [Zhongguo Xinjiang Fei Jinshu Kuangchuang]. Geological Publishing House (Beijing), 289 pp.
    • Hetian Prefecture (Khotan Prefecture; Hotan Prefecture; Hoten Prefecture)
      • Chira Co. (Qira Co.; Cele Co.)
Yanling Tang (2005): Non-metallic deposits of Xinjiang, China [Zhongguo Xinjiang Fei Jinshu Kuangchuang]. Geological Publishing House (Beijing), 289 pp.
      • Yutian Co. (Keriye Co.)
Yanling Tang (2005): Non-metallic deposits of Xinjiang, China [Zhongguo Xinjiang Fei Jinshu Kuangchuang]. Geological Publishing House (Beijing), 289 pp.
    • Kashi Prefecture (Kashgar Prefecture; Qeshqer Prefecture)
      • Kargilik Co. (Yecheng Co.)
Yanling Tang (2005): Non-metallic deposits of Xinjiang, China [Zhongguo Xinjiang Fei Jinshu Kuangchuang]. Geological Publishing House (Beijing), 289 pp.
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