- a mineral, essentially sodium aluminum silicate, NaAlSi2O6, usually fibrous, occurring in compact masses, whitish to dark green: a form of jade.
Origin of jadeite
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She smiled: "Jadeite, of course; and lapis and crystals—the usual."The Business of Life
Robert W. Chambers
Beside the commoner minerals five to eight per cent of implements made of nephritoids (nephrite, jadeite, and chloromelanite).The New Stone Age in Northern Europe
John M. Tyler
Jadeite occurs in association with the nephrite of Turkestan, and possibly in some other Asiatic localities.
The name jadeolite has been given by Kunz to a green chromiferous syenite from the jadeite mines of Burma.
The most remarkable of all are a large number of model celts made of jadeite and other hard stones.Rough Stone Monuments and Their Builders
T. Eric Peet
- a usually green or white mineral of the clinopyroxene group, found in igneous and metamorphic rocks. It is used as a gemstone (jade). Composition: sodium aluminium silicate. Formula: NaAlSi 2 O 6 . Crystal structure: monoclinic
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- A rare, usually green mineral of the pyroxene group. Jadeite can also occur in white, auburn, buff, or violet varieties. The most highly valued form of jade consists of jadeite. Chemical formula: NaAlSi2O6.
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