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 plansforhisBallydoylebattalions 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.
Twenty-three pages at the beginning go all the way back to human beginnings, presenting objects of Brazilian "lithic art," from Paleolithic flint spear points to idols and statuettes smoothed out of gabbro to amazonite and nephrite animal carvings to haunting anthropomorphic figures with globose, stylized faces.