Minerals identify

Know how to recognize them

Jadeite

Pyroxene group

Jadeite is a pyroxene Al. It has a Mohs hardness of about 6.5 to 7.0 depending on the composition. The mineral is dense, with a specific gravity of about 3.4.

Identification

Color of mineral

Green
Blue
White
Black
Violet

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

6.5

Density ( specific gravity )

1.654
1.659
1.667

Luster ( interacts light )

Vitreous
Pearly

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Monoclinic