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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.


Detailed description, properties, locality information guide about the pyroxene jade mineral jadeite.


Pyroxene Group - Clinopyroxene Subgroup . Jadeite-Kosmochlor Series . Rarely found as euhedral crystals, most commonly as the monomineralic metamorphic ...


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 ...


General Jadeite Information ... Click Here for Larger Jadeite Image in a New Browser Window Images: ... Jeff Weissman / Photographic Guide to Mineral Species ...


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


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


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


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 ...