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Gemstones Formed by High-Pressure Regional Metamorphism: The Jadeite Deposits of Tawmaw, Burma

  • Peter C. Keller

Abstract

Two tough, compact, fine-grained materials, jadeite and nephrite, are forms of the gem material jade. Composition by itself, however, does not define jade. It must also have a texture that gives it extreme toughness. Despite their similar properties, jadeite and nephrite are distinct materials with different compositions and textures.

Keywords

Crystalline Schist Serpentinized Peridotite Granular Crystal Plateau Limestone Glaucophane Schist 
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© Van Nostrand Reinhold 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter C. Keller
    • 1
  1. 1.Natural History Museum of Los Angeles CountyUSA

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