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Jade (Jadeite) (Nephrite) (Actinolite)Jade was and is a sacred stone in China.
Its receptive qualities promote love, healing, longevity, and wisdom.
They are good gardening stones.
Ancient instruments were carved of jade and jade is believed to have the power over the weather.
In New Zealand, jade images of ancestral figures are worn in ceremonies.
I have several pieces of New Zealand Jade that my husband, Allen, got me on some of his trips there.
These pieces have tremendous healing properties as well as general heart chakra balancing properties.
Jade can attract and enhance love.
It is also a stone of fidelity and generosity.
It is considered to be good for the physical heart and for emotional balance and stability.
Jade is also a stone of abundance and prosperity (and luck).
This stone is protective and will guard against accidents.
The Chinese sensed in jade the power to prolong life.
Jade has been used as a scared stone for centuries.
Vibrates in harmony with the Heart Chakra unlike any other stone.
Luster is vitreous.
Colors: light green to dark green, transparent; rarely: violet, yellow, black
JamesoniteLuster is metallic and silky.
Transparency Crystals are opaque.
Crystal System: Monoclinic; 2/m
Crystal Habits include dense or sparse felted masses of acicular crystals.
Also in fibrous masses.
Cleavage is good in one direction perpedicular to its length.
Fracture is uneven.
Hardness is 2 - 3 treak is gray-black.
Associated Minerals include pyrite. sphalerite, galena, stibnite and arsenopyrite.
Other Characteristics: Crystals are not flexible and are brittle.
Notable Occurrences include Cornwall, England; South Dakota and Arkansas, USA; Zacatecas, Mexico and Rumania.
Best Field Indicators crystal habit, brittleness, associations, color and luster.
Colors: dark gray
JarositeLuster is vitreous to resinous.
Transparency: Crystals are transparent to translucent.
Crystal System is trigonal; 3 m
Crystal Habits include tabular to flattened rhombohedral looking crystals.
The "rhombohedrons" are actually a combination of two trigonal pyramids.
Crystals are somewhat scarce and small, more commonly as earthy masses, films or crusts, botryoidal and granular.
Cleavage is good in one direction but only seen in the larger crystals.
Fracture is uneven.
Specific Gravity is approximately 2.9 - 3.3 (average to slightly heavy for translucent minerals, but hard to obtain from crusts)
Streak is a pale yellow.
Associated Minerals are barite, turquoise, galena, goethite, limonite, hematite and other iron minerals.
Notable Occurrences include Jaroso ravine, Sierra Almagrera, Spain and Iron Arrow Mine, Colorado; Maricopa Co., Arizona; Idaho and California, USA.
Best Field Indicators are crystal habit, associations, color and hardness.
Colors: amber yellow or brown
Jasper, RedRed jasper is called a stone of fairness and justice.
It is also said to enhance responsibility, choice, and compassion.
Used in mystical dreamwork, it can enhance dream recall.
It is said to assist in protection and rescue from danger.
Red jasper is associated with the first and second chakras.
Metaphysically, it has a stabilizing effect.
It is also a survival stone.
Red jasper is also a stone of controlled passion.
It is projective and as such can be used to send negativity back to its source.
Jasper, GreenIs receptive and is a healing stone.
It can be worn to promote sympathy for others with emotional or mental concerns.
Jasper, BrownIs receptive and is used for grounding and centering the self.
If you live with your head in the clouds, wear brown jasper to ward off danger.
Jasper, MottledIs projective and is worn for protection against drowning.
JetJet is used for luck, divination, protection and health.
It is associated with the earth elements.
Jet shares with amber the ability to become electrically charged.
Jet has a very ancient history and it maintains energy, therefore avoiding ill health.
Jet is sometimes referred to as black amber, although it is not actually an amber, but rather fossilized coal.
It is used as a stone to alleviate grief and is a powerful protection stone.
It also protects finances and protects one from from depression.
Jet is related primarily to the base chakra, but when used on the upper chakras it helps kundalini move to the crown chakra. Mystically, jet is considered a stone of sympathy, healing grief, psychic experiences.
It is an excellent calming stone.
Color: black, opaque
JoaquiniteLuster is vitreous to silky.
Transparency: crystals are transparent to translucent.
Crystal System is monoclinic.
Crystal Habits include small equant stubby or striated bladed crystals often scattered on the host rock. v Cleavage is not seen.
Specific Gravity is approximately 3.8 - 4.0 (above average for transparent minerals)
Streak is white.
Associated Minerals include the sapphire blue benitoite, the red-black neptunite, the snow white natrolite and massive green serpentine as well as microcline, quartz and aegirine. Notable Occurrences include the Joaquin Ridge (hence the name), Mt. Diablo Range, Contra Costa County and the head waters of the San Benito River, San Benito County, California, USA and a few rare specimens have been found at Mont Saint-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada.
Best Field Indicators are crystal habit, associations, color and locality.
Colors: brown, orange-brown, yellow, honey-yellow
JordaniteLuster is metallic.
Transparency: Crystals are opaque.
Crystal System: Monoclinic; 2/m.
Crystal Habits include deeply striated prismatic and dipyramidal crystals and pseudohexagonal twins; also globular and granular forms.
Cleavage is poor in one direction.
Specific Gravity is 5.5 - 6.4 (heavier than average for metallic minerals)
Streak is dark brown.
Associated Minerals include lengenbachite, pyrite, bournonite, seligmannite, breithauptite, nisbite, costibite, arsenopyrite, gudmundite, meneghinite, sphalerite and dolomite.
Notable Occurrences are limited to the type locality, the Lengenbach Quarry, Binnental, Valais, Switzerland as well as Zuni Mine, Silverton, San Juan County, Colorado and Sinking Valley, Pennsylvania, USA.
Best Field Indicators are crystal habit, locality, striations, associations and density.
Colors: lead gray to black
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