nephrite


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an amphibole mineral consisting of calcium magnesium silicate in monoclinic crystalline form

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They say that it can be called nephrite or New Zealand jade.
Most women start with a jade stone known as nephrite, which is said to have cleansing and clearing powers.
Another exceptional piece is a large Maori figurative pendant or hei tiki crafted from nephrite, a material that was believed to have supernatural powers.
The Anti-Corruption Service under the State Committee for National Security of Kyrgyzstan prevented an attempt to smuggle nephrite stones, the press service of the agency reported on December 4.
Nephrite jade, a very hard substance, called 'soft jade' because it is not quite as steely as jadeite.
A similar Mughal hilt composed of nephrite jade and set with diamonds and rubies in gold, but with a slightly varying shape, is in the Victoria and Albert Museum (est.
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AIDANO'BRIEN yesterdayruled out both Crusade and Nephrite fromSaturda y 'sAbuDhabiIrish 2,0 Guineas as he outlined plansfortheBallydoylebattalions attheCurraghthisweekend.
Born Sea, a half-brother to the brilliant Sea The Stars, finished lame when beaten by Nephrite in a Group Three at Leopardstown on his second start.
O'Brien looks to have excellent prospects of a treble and he could also strike with Nephrite in the Loughbrown Stakes.
Aidan O'Brien's saddles the impressive Curragh winner Nephrite, Vault and Ishvana in the seven-furlong prize, while Seanie, While You Wait and Aaraas complete the field.
Three gas development wells (Hackett-2, Nephrite South-9 and Dilchee-4) were drilled in the SA sector of the Cooper Basin (Beach 20.
On the Moh scale of hardness, nephrite measures 6 to 6.
Back at Dish, Mosley clasps a finger, adorned with a ring from his nephrite jade collection, around his espresso cup as I return to the uncomfortable question of comparative discrimination.