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Posted in response to Faux Jade from John on October 27, 2010 at 07:54:43:

Re: Faux Jade

It's a supposedly unique form of silica-flooded chromium mica schist. Hardness approx. 7, and a good cleavage along one plane. "Chrome Quartz" was the name old Chester put on it. On a side note, anyone tried these OGS EARTH applets layered over GOOGLE EARTH? Pretty slick, I say...

http://www.mndmf.gov.on.ca/mines/ogs_earth_e.asp

From Raymond Hietapakka - October 28, 2010 at 11:49:14
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