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Jadeite is a pyroxene mineral with composition NaAlSi2O6. It is monoclinic. It has a Mohs hardness of about 6.5 to 7.0 depending on the composition.

Jadeite Mineral Information and Facts - Nevada Outback Gems


Scientific facts about the mineral Jadeite, including characteristics, gem uses and occurances.

The Mineral Jade - DesertUSA


Description and history of Jade, and the two minerals nephrite and jadeite, includes its physical properties.

JADEITE - Amethyst Galleries' Mineral Gallery


Jadeite is one of the two minerals called jade. The other jade mineral is nephrite, which is a variety of actinolite. Jade has been used for eons in China and ...

, one of the two minerals (with the amphibole nephrite ) called jade. It forms by high-pressure metamorphism. Photo (c) 2009 Andrew Alden, licensed to About.com ( fair use policy ) More »
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Jade (Jadeite, Nephrite) - The Department of Geological Sciences


Jade is the gem name for mineral aggregates composed of either or both of two different minerals, Jadeite and Nephrite. Jadeite is a sodium-rich aluminous ...

Jadeite Gemstone Information - GemSelect


Feb 11, 2014 ... Jadeite is a pyroxene mineral and one of the two types of pure jade. The other is known as nephrite. Jadeite is the rarer of the two, and as a ...

The Difference Between Jade and Jadeite - 香港玉器商會 Hong ...


Jadeite - adeite is a pyroxene mineral composition NaAlSi2O6 (the mineral must have more than 50% of sodium and aluminium-rich to qualify as Jadeite) and is ...

JADE, a gem variety of both Jadeite and Nephrite


VARIETY OF: both jadeite and nephrite; USES: Gemstone and ornamental stone. ... The two minerals are both exquisite for the purposes that jade is put to task ...

Jadeite - New World Encyclopedia


A selection of antique, hand-crafted Chinese jadeite buttons. General. Category ... Jadeite is one of the minerals recognized as the gemstone jade. Its color ...

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Jadeite: The mineral Jadeite information and pictures


In fact, they were thought to be one mineral type until 1863, when it was discovered that they are scientifically different minerals. Jadeite Jade is the rarer and ...

Jadeite Mineral Data


General Jadeite Information. Help on Chemical Formula: Chemical Formula: Na( Al,Fe+++)Si2O6. Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight ...

Jadeite: Jadeite mineral information and data.


Pyroxene Group - Clinopyroxene Subgroup . Used as a decorative stone or for carvings (see Jade ).

Jade: A beautiful and durable material of nephrite or jadeite


However, in 1863 a Frenchman, Alexis Damour, discovered that the material known as "jade" could be divided into two different minerals: jadeite and nephrite.

jadeite | mineral | Britannica.com


Gem-quality silicate mineral in the pyroxene family that is one of the two forms of jade. The more prized of the two types of jade, jadeite (imperial jade) is usually ...