This is a cut half of a natural jade boulder from Wyoming. Its face is unpolished. This is a beautiful display specimen that shows a inscene or picture in on it’s cut face via the color variations. Ideal for a mantel, table centerpiece, or garden focal point, water feature or special location.
Jade, the Wyoming State gemstone, was first described in the Granite Mountains area of central Wyoming in 1936. The most intense jade exploration and mining activity occurred there between about 1940 and 1960. Wyoming Jade is nephrite. Sinkankas (1959) considered Wyoming Jade to be some of the finest nephrite in the world. Nephrite is a calcium magnesium silicate varying in composition from actinolite to tremolite. Variations in chemistry are responsible for a wide range of colors extending from white to black, with rare occurrences of blue and off white.Nephrite’s hardness, combined with its micro-felted aggregate structure, makes it relatively easy to saw and carve into delicate but extremely durable objects. This durability is a major factor behind Wyoming Jade’s high reputation.
Jade was revered in ancient cultures. Jade is said to assist in accessing the spiritual world, gaining insight into ritualistic knowledge, encouraging creativity, and dream-solving. Jade is often used as a protective talisman, assuring long life and a peaceful death, and is considered a powerful healing stone.
Weight: 5 lbs 3.125 oz or 2,361g
Size: 7.5 in x 3.25 in x 4 in
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