I would bet it is not Jadite, probably Nephrite, Serpentine,
Bowenite or something else.
Aaron, BOTH jadeite (correct spelling) AND nephrite are legitimately
called 'jade.' David
but usually Jade is only called Jade, and any other
(korean, california, whatever jade) is just a misnomer Many, many
other minerals are also called 'jade' incorrectly, but 'California
jade' IS nephrite jade. For example: 'Peking Jade' is green glass.
'Korean Jade' and 'Hunan Jade' are serpentine.
One cannot simply make a determination based on the name which has
been attached, as it's often WRONG. In addition, much jade today has
been plastic impregnated (called 'B' jade) and it requires very
sophisticated equipment to test.
My best source for all jade and jade is always Mason-Kay
in Denver. (They also HAVE the test equipment, and will test for a
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