DUSHAN JADE

A classic Chinese form of Jade, composed mainly of Anorthite and Zoisite with minor hornblende and variable amounts of a number of accessory minerals which impart various shades of green colors. While Dushan Jade is one of the most famous jades in China, it is not widely accepted as a traditional jade such as Nephrite and Jadeite. It has been carved for thousands of years in various parts of China and some hand carvings are still made today.