Burmese jade. Attributes
The jade was then sculpted, so Burmese khan white jade was also called "Buddha Jade". Selected as the best material for carving Buddha statues. Origin Burmese white marble is produced from a special ore in the ancient city of Central Myanmar, the Wacheng Mountain. Formed more than 200 million years ago, it is a type of jadeite. It is white in color, crystal clear, and moist like jade. Geology is also known as "ice species". The mineral structure Is arranged in fish scales and has high gloss. The fine density is about 8 thousand mesh, and the hardness can reach 7 degrees Mohs. The proportion with Chinese white marble is (3.8T / cubic: 1.8T / cubic). Attributes Burmese white jade is a type of pyroxene, monoclinic and completely cleaved. The main composition is sodium aluminum silicate (NaAlSi2O6, more than 50% of sodium aluminum silicate in gemstones is considered as emerald), and it is produced in metamorphic rock formations under high temperature and low pressure. It is often associated with amphibole, muscovite, hard pillar (dicalcite feldspar), vermiculite and quartz. The Mohs hardness is between 6.5 and 7, and the specific gravity is between 3.25 and 3.35. The color of emerald is white or green due to the different mass fraction of chromium. White pan-green species are most common, and emerald green is more expensive. Therefore, after jadeite was introduced into China, it was named "Jadeite" (Jadeite is red feathers, and jadeite is green feathers). The history of jadeite is not as long as nephrite, and its origin is mainly concentrated in Myanmar (currently the world's largest jadeite producer), Niigata Prefecture, Japan, and the coast of Hokuriku. Guatemala, the United States, and Russia also produce a small amount.