Wyoming Dark Apple Jade Semi Polished Slab
Beautiful Semi polished Wyoming Dark Apple Jade Slab. Semi polished on one side only to preserve the natural beauty of the stone. Some efflorescence is present mostly along the edges.
Specimen is approx: 6.5" x 15" x .5" and weighs 3lb 5.3oz
Wyoming designated jade (nephrite) as the official state gemstone in 1967. Nephrite jade was discovered in Wyoming in the 1930s, which resulted in a "jade rush" that lasted several decades.
Jade is a compact, opaque gemstone that ranges from dark green to almost white in color. Wyoming's state gemstone is the nephrite variety of jade; polished nephrite has an oily luster.