Jade is actually the gemstone name for two different mineral forms, Jadeite and Nephrite. Nephrite jade is the most commonly used variety of Jade.

Mineral Species: Jadeite or Nephrite

Chemical Formula: Jadeite NaAlSi2O6 or Nephrite Ca2(Mg,Fe)5Si8O22(OH)2

Mohs Scale Hardness: 6 - 7

Location: China, Africa, Burma, Russia, USA.

Typical Appearance: Can be yellow, red, black, green, white, or purple.

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