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n. - An amphibole mineral consisting of calcium magnesium silicate in monoclinic crystalline form.

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  • For instance, there was been found scattered over Europe axes made of varieties of stone known as nephrite and jade.
  • It is a kind of nephrite or jade, a mineral which usually occurs in talcose or magnesian rocks.
  • Jadeite is a sodium aluminum silicate and nephrite, a calcium magnesium silicate.
  • Indeed, the case of jadeite and nephrite is often referred to as an example of the latter. for more
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