University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology


Author: Elisabeth H. West

Jade

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Its Character and Occurrence

By: Elisabeth H. West

Jade, considered as the material used for prehistoric tools and objects of art, has numerous aspects of interest. The special properties of nephrite and jadeite responsible for their characteristic appearance and hardness can be used to distinguish between them, and to differentiate them from other minerals. The occurrences of jade in relatively few localities throughout […]