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A hint of the Good Stuff
« on: May 01, 2014, 10:44:51 AM »
This may have been the last piece of this material left in the wild....

Wish I had found the piece that this busted off from
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Re: A hint of the Good Stuff
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2014, 10:52:58 AM »
what is it? Jade?
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Re: A hint of the Good Stuff
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2014, 07:29:53 PM »
Looks like a jade. Very nice find.
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Re: A hint of the Good Stuff
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2014, 08:19:34 AM »
Yeah that would be Jade.  Scarce & hard to find color.
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Re: A hint of the Good Stuff
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2014, 09:01:31 AM »
When I was about 13 or 14 I worked for a guy my dad knew backpacking supplies into an area where he was hoping to set up a jade mine.  Being so long ago I can't remember very well the size of the area, but literally every rock was jade.  I particularly remember eating lunches on a boulder of jade which sat in the middle of a creek.  I was amazed at the color variations - I had previously thought that jade was only green.

Ever since then, I have wanted to find the place again and obtain enough jade to build a fireplace front out of it.  I have tried and the effort was not fruitful.  All I can remember was that it was on the north side of the North Cascades Highway, then up a logging road for a way, then East off of that.  I don't suppose I will ever find it now.
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