(Article of book - 2002)

Document title

Myanma jade

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)



The World Largest Massive Jadeite block is a boulder which is part of a dyke, located in the Kachin State, in the area of Phakant, and estimated to be over 3000 tons. The aim of the A., a former lecturer in geology, is to propagate the geological knowledge and expertise on the jade mining and industry. The book consists of 16 chapters :1- Myanma Jade: The pride of Myanmar, 2- The three main properties of Jade, 3- Mineralogical characteristics of Myanma Jade, 4- Differentiation of genuine jade from simulants, 5- Distinguishing genuine jade from dyed, synthetic jade and imitations, 6- Three main types of jade, 7- Points to consider in examining a rough jade, 8- Appraisal/Evaluation, 9- Production of sculptures and jewellery with jade, 10- A historical sketch of Myanma jade, 11- Jade producing regions in Myanmar, 12- The geological characteristics of Myanma jade deposits, 13- Mining of jade, 14- Administration of jade mines, 15- The Myanmar jade trade, 16- Useful tips for jade buyers. - (GL)



Editor : Mandalay Gem Association, Mandalay - MYANMAR (2002)

Millesime : 2002  [150 p.]

Collation : 1 carte




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