Rare Jade

American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street

A two-foot-long slice from a jadeite jade boulder provides a spectacular window into the dramatic process that formed this highly prized type of jade. This jadeite started as a small vein, or fracture, over 12 miles underground that was wrenched apar... more

A two-foot-long slice from a jadeite jade boulder provides a spectacular window into the dramatic process that formed this highly prized type of jade. This jadeite started as a small vein, or fracture, over 12 miles underground that was wrenched apart by the collision of two tectonic plates over 35 million years ago. During the shakeup, mineral-rich fluids rose into cracks in Earth's mantle and deposited jadeite rock. As the tectonic plates continued to rub against one another, the veins of jadeite broke and reformed again and again, producing the remarkable emerald green and white swirls. The polished 55-pound slab was recovered from northern Burma.

The spectacular jade slab is now on display in the Museum's 77th Street Grand Gallery. Also on display are two delicately carved jade pieces from China, dating from the early 1900s—a nephrite jade vessel for incense and a jadeite jade carving of Guanyin, Buddhist goddess of mercy.


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Rare Jade

Rare Jade
12/13/2018 10:00 AM
Thu, December 13
10:00AM
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Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
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12/14/2018 10:00 AM
Fri, December 14
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Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
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12/15/2018 10:00 AM
Sat, December 15
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Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
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12/16/2018 10:00 AM
Sun, December 16
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Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
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12/17/2018 10:00 AM
Mon, December 17
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Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
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12/18/2018 10:00 AM
Tue, December 18
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Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
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12/19/2018 10:00 AM
Wed, December 19
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Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
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12/20/2018 10:00 AM
Thu, December 20
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Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
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12/21/2018 10:00 AM
Fri, December 21
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Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
Rare Jade
12/22/2018 10:00 AM
Sat, December 22
10:00AM
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Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
Occurs 69 more times through Mar 01

American Museum of Natural History

Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, NY 10024
(212) 769-5100

Schedule

December 13, Thursday 10:00AM
December 14, Friday 10:00AM
December 15, Saturday 10:00AM
December 16, Sunday 10:00AM
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