Rhythm of nations
The area of Lillooet, British Columbia, on the Fraser River, is home to serpentine, the mineral that is commonly mistaken for jade. Both nephrite
and jadeite form in serpentine and are found when the softer serpentine has weathered away.
(Photo: Brooke McDonald)
It's difficult and expensive to mine, so it's a good thing jade's cool green beauty is uncontested.
Story by Matthew Talbot
Jade faces some stiff competition in the mineral market.
Story by Christopher Mason
Birth of rock
CG gets elite sculptor's perspective on the precious green stone.
Story by Jodi Di Menna
Jade in Mesoamerica
The Chinese culture wasn't the only one to revere the "stone of heaven"
Story by Sarah Mayes
The ongoing history of Canada's mineral rushes reveals that there are always fortunes to be made ...
Story by Jackie Wallace
The interactive midway:
Gems and minerals! Find games, videos, screensavers and more that deal with the rock of ages.
The knowledge toolbox:
Rockhounding: what you need and need to know
By Jackie Wallace
Just the facts:
Tonnes of jade facts, stats and resources.
From the CG vault:
Archives of past CG articles
An information guide to stories in Canadian Geographic
Can Geo POLL
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