Jade Testing

  • Paul E. Desautels


Jade would be easier to collect and study if some simple method for identifying true jade could be found. Unfortunately, no easy way lies within the reach of all. Most of the folklore about jade identification is absolutely worthless. Differences in luster are very subtle, and while jade may be cool to the touch, so are many other mineral substances. Therefore, a certain basic knowledge of the facts about jade, experience with it, and some specific testing equipment are indispensable.


Refractive Index Specific Gravity Mineral Substance Petrographic Microscope Greek Mathematician 
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© Van Nostrand Reinhold Company Inc. 1986

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  • Paul E. Desautels

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