Mineralogical studies on Guatemalan jade by William Frederick Foshag

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Other titlesGuatemalan jade
Statementby William F. Foshag.
SeriesSmithsonian miscellaneous collections -- v. 135, no. 5, Publication -- 4307, Publication (Smithsonian Institution) -- 4307.
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Pagination60 p., 4 p. of plates. :
Number of Pages60
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Open LibraryOL19349027M

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Additional Physical Format: Online version: Foshag, William Frederick, Mineralogical studies in Guatemalan jade. Washington, Smithsonian Institution, Mineralogical studies on Guatemalan jade (with four plates).

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Charles D. and Mary. Investigations and Studies in Jade ’, (Kunz, ). In the book, Henry S. Washington ’ s chapter reviewed ‘ Lo- calities and geological occurrence of jade ’, and stated. Midwest Federation of Mineralogical and Geological Societies, magazines.

Mineralogical Studies in Guatemalan Jade: Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections, $ $ A book that does not look new and has been read but is in excellent Rating: % positive. Abstract. Jade is a unique gemstone.

It has a ‘certain something’ that distinguishes it from other gems. Art historians are fascinated by its special place in different civilizations; philosophers marvel at the mystical qualities assigned to this ‘stone of heaven’, and gemologists struggle to define its unique traits and system of : Jill Walker.

In Foshag’s book, Mineralogical studies on Guatemala Jade, published a year after his death (Foshag, ), it is detailed about how his research used x-ray diffraction patterns and refractive indices to categorize the Guatemalan jade as jadeite, and found it Author: Helen Serras-Herman.

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A jade worker’s tomb found at Kaminaljuyu in Guatemala has provided evidence of this nature. Two tough, compact, fine-grained materials, jadeite and nephrite, are forms of the gem material jade. Composition by itself, however, does not define jade. Cited by: 1.

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Foshag, not only came up with a color naming system for his jades which he published in his paper, Mineralogical Studies of Guatemalan Jades, inbut he also took samples from many of Mineralogical studies on Guatemalan jade book objects he studied, along with rubbings to document their form.

Although the taking of chips might have yielded accurate and highly stable color samples. Full text of "Smithsonian miscellaneous collections" See other formats.

A book perfectly timed for the re-setting of the Maya calendar in Part history, popular science, armchair travel, and real-life treasure hunt, this is the story of pre-Columbian jade—the precious stone revered by ancient Aztecs, Incans, and Maya—and the scientists, collectors, explorers and entrepreneurs who have been searching for the mythical jade mines for more.

Although jadeite from Guatemalan sources has been characterized by XRD since at least the s, 3,4 there are few studies that involve a noninvasive characterization, 5. At several localities in California jadeite-bearing rocks have developed from the metamorphism of Franciscan graywackes.

In the field the jadeite-bearing rocks are almost indistinguishable from somewhat sheared by:   Russian jade has the very common mineral magnetite in matrix and analcime in veinlets. Guatemalan jadeite was characterized by grossular garnet, albite, rutile, and other minerals.

While Guatemalan jadeite contained abundant REEs and heavy trace elements, Burmese jade had much lower values. The crystal structure of naturally occurring pure jadeite has been refined by least-squares methods using single-crystal x-ray intensity data obtained by counter-diffractometer jadeite is monoclinic, space group C2/c, with cell dimensions a = Å, b = Å, c = Å, and β = °.

The structure is similar to that of the pyroxene diopside Cited by: Full text of "The Bishop Collection: investigations and studies in jade" See other formats.

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She is an active member of numerous scientific societies and committees. MAYA JADE: SOURCE LOCATION AND ANALYSIS 63 C. Artifacts The six Costa Rica beads (CR) proved to be of blue chalcedony and not jadeite; in future the application of the term "jade" to blue-stone Olmec artifacts will need to be more carefully considered and backed up by mineralogical by: The book has a few errors, e.g., the Tikal lintel is in Basle, not Berne (p.

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A second explanation relates to the working of jade and jadeite on these patio floors. ‘Galactic Gold’, a particular kind of jade that is found in the Maya world contains mineralogical inclusions with up to 12% gold (David Hargett, written communication, ).Cited by:   As well as jade, obsidian, chert and limestone, the Classic Maya of Central America were accomplished workers of another stone–slate.

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Treated forms of jadeite are categorized as "B" jade, "C" jade, and "D" jade respectively. It should be noted that the types of treatment discussed here are associated with Burmese jadeite. In the case of Guatemalan jadeite, for example, Miller ( 29) states that "no heat treatments or other enhancements are used in Guatemalan jadeite." A Jade.

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In British Columbia, nephrite deposits, both in place and placer, are closely associated with a belt of alpine ultramafic rocks that extends. Mineralogical studies on Guatemalan jade. Smithsonian Miscellaneous five different groups of jadeitite and omphacitite Collections, (5), Publication60 pp.

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Sahagún, B. de, Florentine Codex: general history of the things of New Spain (–), translated and ed. C.E. Dibble and A.J.O. Anderson, School of American Research and University of Utah, Santa Fe. the locally called 'pa-lwan' resembles jade but contains albite, quartz and minor epidote.

'Maw-sit-sit' from Tawmaw is regarded as a kind of jade-like material (not real jade) by most jade dealers and by Myanma Gems Enterprise, but the speci­ mens shown in Figures 3,4 and cover picture do not contain pure jadeite.

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more typical of Maya ritual studies. Pottery, figurines, obsidian, jade, shell, and faunal remains ceremonies in the Guatemalan Highlands, such as include the placing of seeds in a ring along mineralogical identifications were minimal and focus was placed on anthropogenic input, such as the deposition of artifacts, and the alterations.

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