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TitleNephrite (jade)
DescriptionNephrite is one of the two forms of the mineral jade. The mineral formula for nephrite is CaMg5(OH)2(Si4O11)2. Nephrite is the more common form of jade and can be found in many places, such as Taiwan, New Zealand, and Wyoming. This sample is about 6 cm.
LocationNew Zealand. Near South Island.
PhotographerShannon Heinle. 2001-10-25.
CollectionUniversity of North Dakota Mineralogy Collection #1367.
Key wordsnephrite, jade
Tech details639 KB. Hand specimen. Fujifilm FinePix S1Pro digital camera.
GeoDIL number1698