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Jadeite: Quiz


Question 1: Minerals associated with jadeite include: glaucophane, lawsonite, muscovite, aragonite, serpentine, and ________.

Question 2: The ________ version of the name, lapis nephriticus, is the origin of the term nephrite, which is also a variety of jade.
LatinRoman EmpireOld LatinVulgar Latin

Question 3: It has a ________ of about 6.5 to 7.0 depending on the composition.
Mohs scale of mineral hardnessCopperAluminiumGold

Question 4: In all well-documented occurrences, jadeitite appears to have formed from ________ fluids in association with serpentinite.
Volcanic arcConvergent boundaryMid-ocean ridgeSubduction

Question 5: With increasing pressure, albite breaks down to form the high-pressure assemblage of jadeite plus ________.

Question 6: Jadeite is formed in ________ under high pressure and relatively low temperature conditions.
Metamorphic rockMetamorphismHornfelsGranulite

Question 7: Jadeite is one of the minerals recognized as the ________ jade.

Question 8: Jadeite from the Motagua Valley, Guatemala, was used by the Olmec and Maya peoples, as well as the indigenous peoples of ________.
NicaraguaDominican RepublicMexicoCosta Rica

Question 9: Occasionally, other minerals like serpentine or ________ are sold as jade but the difference can be determined by cleavage and hardness.


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