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May 14, 2017 Weekly Geology Guest, Jade

May 15, 2017
Greetings from the Bluff Park Back Porch, way up yonder on Shades Mountain (1,109′) in Alabama:

We will start Segment 1 with Gems (Diamonds, Emeralds, Rubies, Opal, and Jade).  For this week we will look at JADE.  if it is green, it is good, and not Army or Marine Green.


15.17 CTS SIBERIAN JADE STONE ;CATS EYEfrom Seda Gems
 
 
NOVA, Treasures of the Earth
1.    NOVA, Treasures of the Earth, Gems.

2.    NOVA, Treasures of the Earth, Metals.

http://www.pbs.org/video/2365886855/

3.    NOVA, Treasures of the Earth, Power (Fossil Fuels).

http://www.pbs.org/video/2365892300/

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JADE
Jade is an ornamental green rock. The term jade is applied to two different metamorphic rocks that are composed of different silicate minerals:
  • Nephrite consists of a microcrystalline interlocking fibrous matrix of the calcium, magnesium-iron rich amphibole mineral series tremolite (calcium-magnesium)-ferroactinolite (calcium-magnesium-iron). The middle member of this series with an intermediate composition is called actinolite (the silky fibrous mineral form is one form of asbestos). The higher the iron content, the greener the colour.
  • Jadeite is a sodium- and aluminium-rich pyroxene. The precious form of jadeite jade is a microcrystalline interlocking growth of jadeite crystals.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jade

Yes, Jade is a rock and not a mineral.
>    Jade:  Metaphysical powers in many cultures.

https://www.crystalvaults.com/crystal-encyclopedia/jade

Ancient Chines Jade Gemstone.  Spirit and Virtue.

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>    Search:  NOVA, Treasures of the Earth, opal.
References include:
–    Wikipedia
–    PBS, NOVA > Treasures of the Earth.
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Editors Note:  It is the intent of this site to keep this discussion as simple as possible, so as to educate the interested general public and not to discuss with the geology crowd the latest geologic theories and nuances.  Thanks, R
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Author’s Request:  If you see any pictures that you know the source and photographer, let me know immediately.  Thanks!  R

Images have been searched by TinEye Reverse Image Search.  http://tineye.com/
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Next week I will venture into metals > Gold, Copper, Bronze, Iron, Steel.

 
Enjoy the adventure!
 
Thanks,

 

R
Jade, 15.17c. Jade Cats Eye. Siberia. Seda Gems.

Jade, 15.17c. Jade Cats Eye. Siberia. Seda Gems.

Jade, Chinese jadeite buttons. 2004. photo by Gregory Phillips

Jade, Chinese jadeite buttons. 2004. photo by Gregory Phillips

Jade, Dagger_India_Louvre. Public Domain

Jade, Dagger_India_Louvre. Public Domain

Jade, Jade City, BC, Canada. 2009. Manifredwinslow

Jade, Jade City, BC, Canada. 2009. Manifredwinslow

Jade, Jadestein. 2005. Public Domain

Jade, Jadestein. 2005. Public Domain

Jade, Large_mutton_fat_jade_displayed_in_Hotan_Cultural_Museum_lobby. 2011. John Hill

Jade, Large_mutton_fat_jade_displayed_in_Hotan_Cultural_Museum_lobby. 2011. John Hill

Jade, Mayan. 2005. John Hill

Jade, Mayan. 2005. John Hill

Jade. Ancient Chinese Gemstone of Spirit and Virtue

Jade. Ancient Chinese Gemstone of Spirit and Virtue

Jade. Tumbled. The Stone Set

Jade. Tumbled. The Stone Set

Jade. WLA_vanda_Head_and_Partial_Torso_of_a_Horse_jade_Han. Victoria and Albert Museum

Jade. WLA_vanda_Head_and_Partial_Torso_of_a_Horse_jade_Han. Victoria and Albert Museum

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