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Jadeite Mineral

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1 Physical
1.1 Mohs Hardness
6.5
1.2 Luster
Vitreous (Glassy)
1.3 Cleavage
Good on [110]
1.4 Fracture
Tough Difficult to break apart as shown by fibrous minerals and most metals.
1.5 Streak
white
1.6 Bulk Density
Osmium
3.26
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Kurilite
1.7 Tenacity
Not Available
2 Chemical
2.1 Formula
2.1.1 Chemical Formula
Na(Al,Fe+++)Si2O6
2.1.2 Empirical Formula
NaAl0.9Fe3+0.1(Si2O6)
2.2 Crystal Properties
2.2.1 Crystal System
Monoclinic
2.2.2 Space group
Monoclinic Prismatic H-M Symbol (2/m) Space Group: C 2/c
2.2.3 Crystal Habit
Commonly massive, or fibrous, granular; prismatic crystals rare
2.2.4 Crystal Class
Prismatic (2/m)
2.2.5 Twinning
Single and lamellar twinning on [100] and [001]
2.3 Molecular Weight
Proudite
205.03
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Diamond
3 Atomic
3.1 Axial Ratios
a:b:c =1.0999:1:0.6095
3.2 Fermion Index
Maldonite
0.01
Rank: 37 (Overall)
Algodonite
3.3 Boson Index
Algodonite
0.99
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Urea
3.4 Cell Dimensions
3.4.1 a
Mesolite
9.42
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Graphite
3.4.2 b
Liveingite
8.56
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Tantalcarbide
3.4.3 c
Taranakite
5.22
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Tiettaite
3.4.4 alpha
Nefedovite
Not Available
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Schneiderhohnite
3.4.5 beta
Catapleiite
107.56 °
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Harmotome
3.4.6 gamma
Rhonite
Not Available
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Hemihedrite
4 Optical
4.1 Photoelectric
Natronambulite
2.38 barns/electron
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Hartite
4.2 Radioactivity
No Common Minerals Minerals has it !
4.2.1 GRapi
Melanocerite Ce
0.00
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Abelsonite
4.3 By Intensity
2.83(1), 2.42(0.9), 2.92(0.8
4.4 Specific Gravity
Osmium
3.30
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Kurilite
4.5 Diaphaneity
Translucent
4.6 Luminescence
Non-fluorescent.
4.7 Birefringence
0.013-0.020
4.8 Pleochroism
colorless or green.
5 Classification
5.1 Category
Pyroxene group
5.2 IMA Status
Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1863
5.3 Dana Class
65.01.03c.01
5.4 Strunz Class
09.DA.25
6 Facts
6.1 Origin
Strongly metamorphosed sodium-rich serpentinous rocks
6.2 Locality
Clear Creek, San Benito County, California. Near Tawmaw and Hpakan villages, Upper Burma. Link to  MinDat.org Location Data.
6.3 Name Origin
From the Spanish, piedra de ijada, stone of the side, because its supposed to cure kidney ailments if applied to the side of the body.
6.4 Color
White, Blue, Green, White, Not Available, Grayish green, Pale purple., Apple-green, Emerald-green, Bluish green, Not Available, Not Available, White, Not Available, Not Available
6.5 Name Synonym
ICSD 10232
6.6 Uses
Not Available

What is Jadeite?

Minerals are solid substances, occurring naturally. Minerals are not organic compounds as their origins are inorganic. Interestingly, the process of formation of minerals do result from organic processes. What is Jadeite? Here you can know all about it. Jadeite mineral belongs to Pyroxene group. You can know more about the Physical Properties of Jadeite and find out all the aspects pertaining to the appearance and form of a mineral. It is also important to know the IMA status of a mineral, for this mineral IMA status is Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1863. Another important aspect is the minerals strength or hardness, Jadeite has Mohs Hardness between 6.5.

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