White jade

ETYMOLOGY: It comes from the word in spanish, piedra de ijada = stone against kidney pains.

CRYSTAL SYSTEM: Monoclinic.

PRINCIPLE OF FORMATION: Tertiary.

CLASS MINERAL: Inosilicates.

CHEMICAL FORMULA, MINERAL ELEMENTS: NaAl [Si2O6] + Ca, Fe, Mg, Mn.

HARDNESS: 7 on the Mohs scale.

FIELDS: Myanmar, Tawmaw near Mogok in Burma, Longchuan area in the province of Yunnan in China, some parts of the mountains of Tibet and Kazakhstan, Japan, Cloverdale California USA, Sierra de las Minas in Guatemala and the United Guerrero, Oaxaca, Chiapas in Mexico, Russia, Italy, the middle East.

 

MINERALOGY: Jade is originally a generic term that encompasses jadeite and nephrite, two very similar minerals in appearance and properties; Jadeite is mainly formed by metamorphism of basic rocks, pyroxene is a translucent color as in this case yellow, also it exists in green white and fibrous texture.


MYTHOLOGY: According to Chinese mythology, the jade is dried dragon sperm. For Hispanic cultures of Mesoamerica as the Olmecs, Mayas, Toltecs, Quiche, Mixtecs, Zapotecs, Aztecs (chalchiúhuitl) and nicoyas, jade was the stone of creation, meant life, fertility and power.


PROPERTIES: It is said that the white jade directs energy in a more constructive way, discerning distractions, helps make decisions by showing important information, white mineral provide fullness and perfection, favor self-knowledge.

 

CHAKRAS: Crown.

ZODIAC SIGN: Cancer.

USES: Jewellery, decoration, meditation, lucky charms, tools, masks.

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