Nephrite



[nef-rahyt] /ˈnɛf raɪt/

noun
1.
Mineralogy. a compact or fibrous variety of actinolite, varying from whitish to dark green: a form of jade.
/ˈnɛfraɪt/
noun
1.
a tough fibrous amphibole mineral: a variety of jade consisting of calcium magnesium silicate in monoclinic crystalline form. Formula: Ca2Mg5Si8O22(OH)2 Also called kidney stone
nephrite
(něf’rīt’)
A green to blue variety of jade. Nephrite is an amphibole and is the least precious form of jade. Chemical formula: Ca2(Mg,Fe)5Si8O22(OH)2.

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