Being entirely limestone islands, the vast Bahama (Lucayan) archipelago-comprising over 720 islands-is unique in the Caribbean in entirely lacking hard stone (flint, basalt, jadeitite
Chemical composition, mineral component and microstructure of light-colored jadeitite
with different values of relative density.
(2007): "Du Mont Viso au Golfe de Tarente a la transition V-IVe millenaires: la hache en jadeitite
de Laterza (Puglia, Italie)", Jahrbuch des Romisch-Germanischen Zentralmuseums, 54, pp.
Jade is a cultural term for two rare metamorphic rocks known as jadeitite and nephrite that are both extremely tough and have been used as tools and talismans throughout the world.
The jadeitite (or jadeite jade) is a sort of scar tissue from some collisions between Earth's plates.
(1999) Itoigawaite, a new mineral, the Sr analogue of lawsonite, in jadeitite
from the Itoigawa-Ohmi district, central Japan.