Canadian Jade

~ Jade ~ Nephrite ~ The Stone of Heaven ~ 'Ying Yu' 硬玉 ~ Yu 玉 ~ Vancouver British Columbia Canada right in the heart of Canada’s Jade industry ~


Predator Ogden Mountain (BC) Jade

Predator
Ogden Mountain (BC) Jade

Great White in Heavenly Green . . .
Some 20 years ago I was commissioned to do a Great White Shark in marble. I did OK given the limited availability of good images of sharks at that time.
I always loved sharks, both as a diver and as a sculptor, and last fall I decide to revisit this powerful life form, this time in jade.

This undertaking brought to mind once more one of the virtues Confucius assigned to jade: “. . like truthfulness, (jade) it does not hide its faults, which only add to its beauty “.  It also reminded me the first thing I learned working with this stone, is that: You can’t rush jade. If you do, it will expose your absence of presence and patience, shortcomings in your skills and lack of respect for the One from the Heaven.

I have also posted here sequence images of creating the shark from the 80lbs rough to the 15″ long 8lbs completed.

Predator
Ogden Mountain (BC) Jade
on Calcite Stalagmite
16″L x 12″W x 18″H

 

 

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Yangzhou Jade Materials Market

The photo on the top was taken inside Yangzhou Jade Materials Market where you can buy rough jade in bulk. In this room were boulders from Siberia, Canada as well as many places in China including Cherchen, Hetian, Qinghai and Nanyang.

Canadian dark green jade was about 2000RMB or $300US a kilo, while good white jade from Qinghai cost as much as 8000RMB or $1200US. It is not possible to buy one or two kilos. You have to buy in bulk.

The photo on the right is of much cheaper jade which is kept in a yard outside. This particular lot was about 100RMB a kilo.

It is also possible to buy the fabulously expensive Hetian river jade at this market. The river jade is bought by the gram rather than by the kilo. Good quality river jade started from about 400RMB a gram which is about $60. This adds up to about $60,000US a kilo. They didn’t have any large pieces of white river jade on sale. That would be at least three times as much again.

 


JADE IN BRITISH COLUMBIA

JADE IN BRITISH COLUMBIA: 

B.C. is home to half of the world’s jade, and much of the best quality Jade in the world.

Jade is an extremely tough material used for knives and axe heads in primitive cultures, including the Natives in BC pre-contact.

In the 1860’s through early 1900’s Chinese miners and railroad workers earned extra money by shipping tons of jade from BC home to China where it is highly prized for carving.

USES OF JADE:

Today, High Quality Jade is most often used for fine jewelry. Larger pieces are used for sculptures and table tops. Industrial quality material is used for making tiles.

Jade is the 12th, 30th and 35th Wedding Anniversary Gemstone. In the West, Jade is considered to be nature’s tranquilizer, a stone which helps us to be more calm and relaxed. In Chinese Feng Shui jade is believed to have the power to bring you good luck, ward off evil spirits and keep demons away. Jade was adopted as B.C.’s official gemstone in 1968 through the Mineral Emblem Act.

Though many minerals use the term “jade” as part of their common names, true Jade comes in two groups.

Jadeitite is a rock that consists essentially of jadeite (sodium-rich, high-pressure pyroxene).

Nephrite consists of prismatic to acicular amphiboles of the tremolite-actinolite series forming bundles that are randomly oriented and interlocked. All of the known jade deposits in B.C. are of the nephrite variety.

HOW TO IDENTIFY JADE:

Nephrite Jade appears in numerous colors, snowy white, bluish white, yellowish hue, brown, gray, black, green, dark green.

1. If you chip the edge of a suspected specimen and it sparkles or glitters, it’s not jade.

2. If you can scratch it with a knife blade, it’s not jade.

3. It should be much heavier than a common rock of similar size. (high Specific Gravity – or heaver than an equal volume of water)

4. Tap The specimen lightly with the point of your pick. If a small moon-shaped fracture shows up, it is agate or jasper, but not jade.

If it is jade, it will have a smooth, waxy, almost greasy, look and feel.

THE JADE RESERVE:

The Fraser River Jade Reserve was established in 1968 and stretched from the Hope Bridge to the Highway Bridge in Lillooet. The BC Government designated this area so anyone can look for and take home jade for private use without a Free Miner’s Certificate. As part of a clean up of redundant regulations, the regulation creating the reserve was eliminated in 2004. The former reserve area is still a great clue where to look for Jade.

Current Government regulations allow anyone to prospect and collect reasonable samples without a Free Miner License so long as they only do the prospecting with hand tools, so leave your excavator at home.

Private property and Indian Reserves must still be respected. Provincial Parks may be restricted areas for prospecting. Your best bet is to go where there is unoccupied Crown land. Also, areas within the River below the high water mark are typically fine. Practice CITO and Leave No Trace Principles when looking for Jade. Only use established trails and public access points. If you want to cross private land, seek specific permission. If you do end up on private property and a land owner asks you to leave you must comply.

In addition to Jade; Gold, Jasper, and many colourful and interesting specimens of igneous and metamorphosed rocks may be found when the water is low.

The Fraser River and its tributaries restock the supply of Jade and other semiprecious stones every year as rocks erode and deposits are uncovered. Jade in the Fraser River system can be found from pebble to boulder size.


Priceless Chinese antiques stolen in raid could be ‘lost forever’, warns judge as he jails gang

Chinese antiquities of ‘incalculable cultural significance’ may have been lost forever after being stolen in a raid, a judge warned today as he jailed the gang responsible.

A hoard of rare Chinese artefacts has been stolen from Cambridge University

A hoard of rare Chinese artifacts was stolen from Cambridge University

Three members of a gang who stole millions of pounds worth of Chinese antiques from a museum in an act of ‘cultural vandalism’ have been jailed for six years each.

The four-strong gang carried out a professionally planned raid to steal the pre-selected items from Cambridge University’s Fitzwilliam Museum on April 13.

They took eighteen irreplaceable ”culturally significant” jade artefacts, worth an estimated total of between £5 million and £15 million.

The ancient items are believed to have been sold to rich private collectors and may never be seen again.

Today, passing sentence at Cambridge Crown Court, Mr Justice Fulford described the raid as an act of ”cultural vandalism”.

The judge said: ”This resulted in the loss to the museum and the public at large, not only in this country but across the world, of pieces of incalculable cultural significance and many millions of pounds in monetary value.

”The likelihood is they passed into private hands and will not be seen again for many generations, if at all.

”Save for the individuals or individual who commissioned this raid, they are effectively lost forever.

”They are rare and beautiful objects and I draw the irresistible inference that they have gone or will go to one or more private collectors.”

Steven Coughlan, 25, Robert Smith, 24, and a 29-year-old man from London, who cannot be named for legal reasons, will each serve six years after admitting conspiracy to burgle.

Marvin Simos, 16, admitted burglary. He was sentenced to a four month detention and training order.

The haul has never been recovered and some of the items may have been damaged as the gang fled, the court heard.

Defence counsel told the court ”others higher up the chain”, who have not been identified, recruited the men to target the jade exhibits.

Among the items stolen were six pieces from the Ming dynasty, including a 16th century carved jade buffalo, a carved horse from the 17th century and a green and brown jade elephant.

A jade cup and vase, which is carved with bronze designs, was also stolen, along with an opaque jade brush washer.

David Scrase, acting director of the Fitzwilliam, said in a statement read to the court that the raid had damaged the museum’s precious reputation for “guarding treasures”.

He added that staff had been shocked by the “brutal” destruction of the Chinese gallery.

“The case has caused tremendous shock to the staff. They are concerned in case there is a further burglary, certainly if it were to take place during the daytime,” Mr Scrase said.

The museum has spent nearly £16,000 repairing the damage.

Prosecutor Peter Gair said none of the defendants had helped police identify where the artefacts might be.

“The conspiracy clearly involved others not known to the prosecution,” Mr Gair said.

“It is very difficult to value these items but various estimates place the value at between £5 million and £15 million.

“Clearly many of these items were deliberately targeted by the defendants because others which could have been taken were not.”

A disc cutter was used to create a hole in a metal shutter before smashing a window, he said.

Two men entered the building where they forced open two reinforced display cases.

All of the group, apart from Simos, had been caught on CCTV before the raid, examining the cabinets.

They were traced using this footage, a fingerprint taken from a brochure which had been handled by the 29-year-old the day before the burglary, and DNA evidence linked to Simos.

Mitigating, Alexander Taylor-Camara said the 29-year-old claimed he had been pressurised into taking part and was not a “professional burglar”.

He added: “Other were involved in this and he is not somebody with a treasure trove stashed away for future use.”

Glenn Harris, for Coughlan, said: “He has lived a pitiful existence and has had problems with drink and cannabis since the age of 11 and class A drugs since the age of 16.”

He had been released from prison for another offence just eight days before the burglary.

Beata Kopel said her client, Smith, was of limited intellect and had never attended secondary school. He was not physically involved in the burglary but took part in its planning.

Simos accepted that he had breached two earlier conditional discharges.

His barrister, Peter Caldwell, said: “He did not enter the building.

“He was recruited the afternoon before the burglary and does not know what happened after it.

“He was thoroughly exploited and was selected for his naivety.”

Each of the men had previous convictions.

SOURCE: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/law-and-order/9570832/Priceless-Chinese-antiques-stolen-in-raid-could-be-lost-forever-warns-judge-as-he-jails-gang.html


Argyle pink diamonds combined for the first time with Imperial Jade in a neckpiece

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A necklace named ‘The Argyle Empress’ has been created with the first of its kind combination of Rio Tinto’s Argyle pink diamonds with Imperial Jade. This neckpiece is crafted by renowned jeweler Chow Tai Fook and is valued US$5,500,000.

There are over 43 carats of rare Argyle pink diamonds including five of the signature Pink Tender diamonds, collected over the past five years, combined with 33 rare Imperial Jade beads. According to Josephine Johnson, Manager of Argyle Pink Diamonds, “The Argyle Empress is a celebration of two of the earth’s rarest treasures and is a perfect union between East and West. This heirloom piece of jewellery is the first of its kind for the growing Chinese market and will take its place in history as a coveted masterpiece.”

The Argyle Empress has been designed around two beautiful pink diamond encrusted flower motifs depicting the Hong Kong Camellia, the perfect counterpoint to the verdant colours of the leaves depicted in the surrounding jade. This creation is being showcased at various events in Hong Kong, before travelling to London as part of an Argyle pink diamond jewellery exhibition at Kensington Palace, London.

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This jewellery piece is created by Chow Tai Fook
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Nephrite Jade – ARCTIC JADE – SIBERIA RUSSIA – FOR SALE – $X,888.88

Nephrite Jade – ARCTIC JADE – SIBERIA RUSSIA – FOR SALE – $X,888.88

FOR IMMEDIATE SALE

Nephrite Jade

A very beautiful top colour 3.55kg (7.8 pounds) Nephrite Jade slab piece with 2 sides polished the others left as is from Siberia, Russia.

Nephrite Jade

A very beautiful top colour 3.55kg (7.8 pounds) Nephrite Jade slab piece with 2 sides polished the others left as is from Siberia, Russia.

Nephrite Jade

A very beautiful top colour 3.55kg (7.8 pounds) Nephrite Jade slab piece with 2 sides polished the others left as is from Siberia, Russia.

Nephrite Jade ARCTIC JADE

A very beautiful top colour 3.55kg (7.8 pounds) Nephrite Jade slab piece with 2 sides polished the others left as is from Siberia, Russia.
CONTACT JOHN FOR TO MAKE AN OFFER. A VERY RARE FIND -
THIS STONE IS IN CANADA WITH A REPUTABLE ASSOCIATE THAT HAS A RUSSIAN STORE  IN THE G.T.A. (Greater Toronto Area).


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CASSIAR – JADE – ACTIC JADE – BRITSH COLUMBIA JADE – NEPHRITE – YU – 2012

Yù  – The Stone of Heaven

ARCTIC JADE FROM BRITISH COLUMBIA CANADA

BRITISH COLUMBIA CANADA – ARCTIC JADE AUCTION ALERT!

THE FOLLOWING MATERIAL IS WHAT WE COULD WELL SEE AT THIS YEARS JADE AUCTION! WE ARE TAKING APPLICATIONS TO BID BY PROXY FOR SERIOUS AND AGGRESSIVE BUYERS.

THE AUCTION IS TO BE HELD ON OCTOBER 16 2012

IN BRITISH COLUMBIA CANADA.

WE KNOW A FEW OF THE KEY BUYERS IN THE INDUSTRY WE HAVE A VERY GOOD KNOWLEDGE OF WHAT WILL BE MOST LIKELY UP FOR SALE AND SOME OF THOSE WHO WILL BE BIDDING ON THE MATERIAL. THERE IS STILL ROOM THIS YEAR TO GET IN ON THE AUCTION. THE CHIEF ASSOCIATE OF E-NETWORKASSOCIATES.COM AND GEOLOGIST ARE PREPARED TO GRADE AND BUY ON YOUR BEHALF.

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JADE PICTURE ALBUM LINK  As the auction is on OCTOBER 16th 2012 anyone wishing to have proxy bidding services will have to make their application with us as soon as possible and completed by the 13th of October 2012

CONTACT US TODAY

WE CAN ONLY ACCOMMODATE SO MANY PERSONS. MORE PHOTOS HERE

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September BC Jade / Gold Newsletter

This email and news letter is coming to you as you are on our BC Mining Contact list.

Hello and good day to you our friends and associates here in British Columbia, Hong Kong / Mainland China, the USA, Australia, and Pakistan!

Well it has been another great season for mining in BC.

In this News Letter…..

  • Hot tips…
  • In BC’s Jade / Nephrite Mining Sector…
  • Jade carving Show Piece…
  • BC Mining News From The Province of British Columbia…
  • Events…
  • In Closing…

 

September 2012 -

HOT TIPS…

 Peregrine Diamonds Ltd. (“Peregrine” or “the Company”) is doing two diamond core drills on Baffin Island half pike diamond field this winter. To our best knowledge there has been found micro diamonds on previous core drilling and more information will come after this winters exploratory work

Word to the Wise – Something to watch.

http://www.pdiam.com/s/Home.asp

JAPAN

Magnesium Silicate is being tested by the Japanese government as an alternative fuel to their nuclear energy program. This is coming from high level sources with in Japans geological and energy sector.

This is something that can be good new for Ontario (large amounts are deposited there) and is something we will keenly being monitoring for developments. Word to the Wise.

B2Gold aims for diversity, growth with CGA bid

VANCOUVER — Vancouver-based gold miner B2Gold (BTO-T) looks to be banking on its proven ability to operate successfully in difficult locales, as it moves forward with an US$1.1-billion, all-stock friendly bid for Australia’s CGA…

In BC’s Jade / Nephrite Mining Sector…

We are pleased to report that D1 D7 was sold (under contract at the moment) by our good associate in the Dease Lake region. As there is confidentiality issues to be mindful of we cannot make full disclosure of the particulars. What we can report is that the sale (pending final closing) is to a Chinese interest. We wish them well and are going to be pleased to help them in the future with operation support and consulting as well as being privy to the harvest that they realize from those claims.

I personally can’t wait to see the material they are sure to extract and again congratulations are in order, We hope that the closing is a smooth one and we welcome the new owner / operator to British Columbia.

Cassiar Jade

2012 AUCTION DATE SET – OCTOBER 16 2012

A Sample of what we are likely to see up for auction this year:

WHITE JADE FOUND IN CANADA…

We have reason to believe that there is white jade coming through to us from a CANDIAN SOURCE. All that is pending is the Geologist reports. We are about to receive control test samples of this White “Jade” to do our own independent testing.

What we can report is that a government geological agency has tested the material that has been found and to the best of their knowledge IT IS NEPHRITE!

As white Jade is not routinely found in Canada there is much speculation and apprehension in announcing that this find is 100% verified.

We are working at securing the definitive geological analysis of this Jade.

We are so very excited at the prospect of this being the find that we hope it is.

Report on our survey work…

In the Liard district our geologist and partner has done extensive survey work on a number of the claims that where for sale and has come to a professional conclusion that a number of these claims have been worked out and his finding are that most of the leftover material are of C grade or lower quality.

Recent Jade Claims Sales In The Dease Lake Region…

Permits and interior claims issues.

Issues such as the ones that have popped up this season are a reminder to us in this sector how we must make clear and full disclosure in any transfer agreements / sales so as to avoid encumbering a project or sale down the road and mitigate the chances of litigation and lengthy court proceedings.

Where there is an overlapping of mineral and metal claims it is important that all interested parties are notified of such sale and or transfers and to be a member in good standing of the small and tight knit Jade producing community it is always important to make efforts to introduce your selves.

In the case of acquiring permits for operating it is important to make certain that compliance and approval from the Province of British Columbia is in order before any work is engaged in. British Columbia has been known to levy fines to offenders and or those with out officially approved applications and or permits.

It goes to show you that even among the most veteran operators the mining industry in particular contracts are never routine and that our government is aware of the regions operations and can / will intervene with operators who are not in compliance. Junior mining companies should take note and govern themselves accordingly.

WE HAVE PRIVATE JADE AND GOLD CLIAMS FOR SALE

As usual we have access to many gold claims both here in BC and the Yukon. Several very good claims some starting as low as $25,000.00 / claim.

We have 5 privately held Jade claims left. Amazing opportunities for those who are motivated to acquire a stake or expand their positions in BC’s Jade mining sector. It is very rare that such claims come available. Again these are private and discretion is a must.

Contact us today for more details. Serious inquirers only please.

Jade Carving – Taishan Mountain…

From China – Price: $188,888.88

Jade Carving - Taishan Mountain

Please visit the following link for more details:

http://www.e-networkassociates.com/jade-carving-taishan-mountain/

BC Mining News From The Province of British Columbia…

New Afton brings prosperity to Kamloops

KAMLOOPS – Mining has come back to British Columbia in a big way as the New Afton Mine celebrates its grand opening. The mine is the second new mine to open in as many years in the province.

More than 400 people are currently employed at the New Afton Mine. From the start of mine development, New Gold has actively recruited people from the local Kamloops area; 75 percent of the New Afton workforce has been hired locally, including more than 100 BC Aboriginal Mine Training Association candidates.

In 2010 government signed an Economic and Community Development Agreement with the Secwepemc Nation, which will share mineral-tax revenue generated by the mine. The agreement, one of the first in Canada, places a strong focus on community development to help First Nations achieve their social and economic goals.

New Gold is also the winner of the 2011 Mining and Sustainability Award. This award, which recognizes their work on the New Afton project, is a joint initiative of the Mining Association of British Columbia and the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Natural Gas, and recognizes companies, communities, First Nations, non-governmental organizations, government agencies and individuals committed to advancing and promoting sustainable development in the B.C. mining sector. New Gold is being honoured for their ongoing commitment to health and safety, community engagement, the environment, advance reclamation and conservation during the course of the project.

Quotes:

Premier Christy Clark –

Our government made a commitment as part of the BC Jobs Plan to open or expand 17 mines by 2015 and today’s announcement is proof that our plan is working and we are delivering. The mining sector is truly enjoying a renaissance in our province and significantly contributes revenues to the government which allows us to invest in our roads, highways, schools and hospitals.

I would like to congratulate New Gold on the New Afton development and their investment in Kamloops and our province. Today is a good day for British Columbia.”

Minister of Energy, Mines and Natural Gas and Minister Responsible for Housing Rich Coleman –

Congratulations to New Gold and its employees on the opening of the New Afton Mine and on winning the 2011 Mining and Sustainability Award. This is an exciting time to be a part of the mining industry in B.C. New Afton is the latest example of how our government is working with industry to increase investment and expand job creation to build a better quality of life for future generations while making sure sustainable practices are encouraged and rewarded.”

Minister of Environment Terry Lake –

New Afton Mine is an award-winning example of sustainable and responsible mining practices giving British Columbians further proof that economic growth doesn’t have to happen at the expense of our environment. This ensures long-term benefits for all British Columbians as we continue to build a vital economic future we can all share.” 

Karina Brino, president and CEO, Mining Association of BC –

We would like to congratulate New Gold on the opening of the second mine in as many years here in British Columbia. The Mining Association of BC is honoured to recognize the contribution made here in sustainable mining and towards a positive future in the mining industry.”

Why It Matters:

Mining contributes hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue that helps pay for government services like health care and education. (More than $400 million estimated for 2011.)

In 2011, more than 29,000 people were employed in the minerals economy in over 50 B.C. communities.

Quick Facts:

·The opening of New Afton marks the second new major metals mine to open in the province since 1998.

·New Afton is an underground gold, copper and silver mine, developed by New Gold at a cost of $760 million and is expected to yield an average of 85,000 ounces of gold and 75 million pounds of copper annually over its 12-year mine life.

·Under the BC Jobs Plan, two new mines have begun production, one is under construction, and three more have received permits with construction expected to start this year. Five mine expansions have been permitted.

Learn More:

New Afton http://www.newgold.com/Home/default.aspx

To read The BC Jobs Plan: One-year Update: www.bcjobsplan.ca

Contact: Sandra Steilo

Media Relations Ministry of Energy and Mines

Tel: 250 952-0617

Connect with the Province of B.C. at www.gov.bc.ca/connect

EVENTS…

HHP SUMMIT 2012

September 26, 2012 to September 28, 2012

HHP Summit 2012

High Horsepower Summit takes place in Houston where you will network with industry leaders to learn about the many benefits of utilizing natural gas in off-road equipment operations.

HHP Summit 2012 will showcase market trends, opportunities, and economic and environmental benefits of natural gas fuels use in:

E&P OPERATIONS

MINING

CONSTRUCTION

MARINE

RAIL

ON-SITE POWER GENERATION

Visit online to learn more: www.hhpsummit.com/index.html

Location: Houston, Texas

Conference of Metallurgists – COM 2012

September 30, 2012 to October 03, 2012

Conference of Metallurgists – COM 2012, held in conjunction with Pressure Hydrometallurgy September…

The industrial world of metals and materials keeps changing. The pace of change and intensity of competition  increases; society demands better products and cleaner technologies. All metals and materials professionals from their different posts of engagement, being these industry, government or academia, work to meet the new challenges.

Global partnerships and technological innovation is the assured way by which we can achieve our goals. The technical program will feature papers from all fields of minerals, metals and materials technologies; but the conference focus will be a number of key international symposia. In addition to the technical program, the conference will offer a Metals Trade Show, Short Courses, and Technical Tours. Organized by MetSoc and the Hydrometallurgy Section of MetSoc of CIM.

For more information visit: http://www.cim.org/COM2012/index.cfm

Location: Niagara Falls, Ontario

In Closing…

All in all it has been Prosperous year in BC’s mining sector and we foresee no stopping that.

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