jadeite


jadeite

noun

  1. a mineral, essentially sodium aluminum silicate, NaAlSi2O6, usually fibrous, occurring in compact masses, whitish to dark green: a form of jade.

noun

  1. a usually green or white mineral of the clinopyroxene group, found in igneous and metamorphic rocks. It is used as a gemstone (jade). Composition: sodium aluminium silicate. Formula: NaAlSi 2 O 6 . Crystal structure: monoclinic

  1. A rare, usually green mineral of the pyroxene group. Jadeite can also occur in white, auburn, buff, or violet varieties. The most highly valued form of jade consists of jadeite. Chemical formula: NaAlSi2O6.

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