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« on: January 05, 2016, 06:24:39 pm »

Was given a slab by a friend that said he got it from a rock shop of hwy 128 near Philo, Ca. I did a search and found the "Rock Stop" http://rockstop.com/

Looks like Jade is their passion. Could this piece be Botryoidal Jade ?

It is the hardest friggen piece to cut and drill I've yet to work. I mean its like as hard as a rock....wait did I just say....


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« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2016, 07:42:54 pm »

I would guess Cassiar Mountain green jade from Canada.
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« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2016, 09:38:15 pm »

Cassiar tends to have more pseudo-morphed garnets in it.  If there are no large black magnetite spots I would suspect it is more likely from the Polar Mine which has a lot of the rootbeer colors and swirling structure.

Here are 4 photos of Polar to compare.



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« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2016, 02:34:36 am »

Nice slab, not botroydal, will take a pic of bot jade if the sun decides to come out again.

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« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2016, 01:57:17 pm »

I have Cassiar that's all green with no other colors.

But whatever, my second choice would be Polar but that's simply because Cassiar has been more available on the market than Polar the last 10 years.
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