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  White Jade River - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The White Jade River is a river in the Taklamakan desert of China.
This river flows north through the Khotan (Hotan) region, from the Kunlun Mountains before eventually drying up in the desert sands.
The river gets its name from the white jade that is often found in its alluvial deposits.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/White_Jade_River   (101 words)

 Khotan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Two strong rivers provided the water that made this town inhabitable in the midst of the world's second largest desert.
The town lies just west of the White Jade River, named for the white jade that was recovered from its alluvial deposits.
Khotan was also the source of most of the early (nephrite) jade used in China.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Khotan   (852 words)

 Gemology World - Can. Institute of Gemmology
Initially the primary source for ancient jade by the Chinese was the K'un Lun Mountains of southeastern Turkestan and the adjacent Karakash or Black Jade River and Yurungash or White Jade River in the vicinity of the oasis of Khotan (Dohrenwend 1971: 10).
Jade beads have been found that are associated with the Pyu civilization of Burma (roughly 200 BC to 500 AD) as far north as the Pyu city-state of Hanlin that is located near the present town of Shwebo.
from the detritus in the valleys of the Uru River and its tributaries.
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 Jade and the Chinese
Jade was used for many other magical purposes; for instance jade bowls would be used in meals so that the energy of the stone would permeate the food.
Jade liquor would even be prepared by mixing in a copper bowl jade, rice and dew, that were then boiled and filtered; this drink was supposed to purify the blood and help one bear heat, cold and hunger.
The phoenix (which is supposed to only land on stones of jade) and the dragon were believed to be the life source of family clans, and so effigies of the two animal deities were carved in jade and worn as ornaments that symbolized a man's noble bearing.
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 Jade   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Jade is the official gemstone of British Columbia.
During Neolithic times, the key known sources of nephrite jade in China for utilitarian and ceremonial jade items were the now depleted deposits in the Ningshao area in the Yang Ze River delta (Liangzhu Jade culture 3400–2250 BC) and in an area of the Liaoning province in Inner Mongolia (Hongshan Culture 3500–2200 BC).
River jade collection was concentrated in the Yarkand, the White Jade (Yurungkash) and Black Jade (Karakash) Rivers.
www.worldhistory.com /wiki/J/Jade.htm   (632 words)

 Encyclopedia of Lirith Kai--W
White Plain: the first of the alkali beds that mark the lower regions of the Han Ko River's course; it is barely within Simtakka Province.
White Tiger Regiment: a regiment of the Border Legion in Dansho-Riba Province.
It is a serious river at any time, being deep and swift and generously supplied with rapids and small waterfalls, but since it drains snowmelt from a vast area of mountains, it is especially swollen and dangerous in the spring months.
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 Chinese Jade
In the Zhou Dynasty, the use of jade was first regulated in Zhouli, or the Rites of the Zhou, which was the 'constitution' of the Zhou Dynasty, and addressed matters such as politics, economics, military affairs, diplomacy and law.
In witchcraft, jade began to be applied as a percussion instrument, since it made a sound pleasing to the ear, and the noise traveled far.
Jade was believed capable of representing Heaven, the Earth, the east, the west, the south and the north and emperors.
www.travelchinaguide.com /intro/arts/jade.htm   (883 words)

 JADE main
Nephrite and jadeite jade ranges in color from a somewhat greasy-appearing, white ("mutton fat jade") to dark and light shades of green, gray, blue-green, lavender, yellow, orange, brown, reddish-brown, and fl.
The name jade has been, and continues to be, applied to a variety of materials that superficially or closely resemble jade but are not composed of either jadeite or nephrite.
Dying white jade to a mauve or green color (particularly to an imperial jade color) is the most common treatment.
www.geo.utexas.edu /courses/347k/redesign/gem_notes/jade/jade_main.htm   (1098 words)

Jade throughout the ages was considered to be the Gemstone from Heaven.
In fact jade is often cited as one of the defining characteristics in the continuity of Chinese history and culture.
The pale white jade was the color most valued by the ancient Chinese (mutton fat to denote purity).
www.thejadetrade.com /ian/p9b.html   (1761 words)

 Jade and Gemstones - SHG Resources
Jade was adopted by the Alaska Legislature in 1968 as the State Gem.
Government geologists determined that the jade and asbestos at the locality occur in a 40-mile stretch of altered ultra basic rocks consisting mainly of serpentine that extends north of, and roughly parallel to, the Kobuk River.
Jade is the anniversary gemstone for the 12th, 30th and 35th year of marriage.
www.shgresources.com /gems/stones/jade   (1195 words)

 Wikinfo | Jade
There white and greenish nephrite jade is found in small quarries and as pebbles and boulders in the rivers flowing from the Kuen-Lun mountain range northward into the Takla-Makan desert area.
From the Kingdom of Khotan, on the southern leg of the Silk Road, yearly tribute payments consisting of the most precious white jade where made to the Chinese Imperial court and there transformed into objets d'art by skilled artisans as jade was considered more valuable than gold or silver.
In New Zealand, where it is known as greenstone or pounamu, nephrite was fashioned for centuries by Maori to make weapons and ornaments, and is still widely used to make carved jewellery although the mining of it is restricted and closely monitored.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=Jade   (397 words)

 The History of Burma's Jade Mines
The season for jade operations begins in November and lasts until May, when the unhealthiness of the climate [re: malaria] compels all traders to leave and the flooding of the mines suspends further operations on the part of the Kachins.
Jade is a green stone which is found in large blocks or slabs in the mines and in the bed of the Uyu river.
Jade continues to be mined and worked by extremely primitive methods, with the only sop to the modern age being electricity, motorized vehicles, backhoes and dynamite.
www.ruby-sapphire.com /burma-jade-mines.htm   (12990 words)

 Chinese jade - 1Earth Antiques and Appraisals Magazine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Jade is the name for two hard and colourful minerals known as nephrite and jadeite.
Jade was regarded as the most desirable of stones by the Chinese, who thought that it was imbued with mystical properties.
While many of the early 16th and 17th century pieces were made from heavy-set white jade and often embellished with carved and mythological animals (symbols of emperors and empresses), later pieces were lighter and more delicate with less symbolic patterning.
www.1earth.com.au /collectible/chinese_jade.html   (1285 words)

 Laughing Man Mountanin - 3134
While jade is often considered a material mastered by the Chinese, several other cultures in Meso and Central America, the Maoris of New Zealand, as well as native Northern Americans, have crafted an assortment of articles from this obdurate material.
In its natural state, the color of jade reflects its surrounding environment, often resembling the color of the earth or water from the region in which it is found.
For example, the White Jade River near Khotan, in Xinjiang province in western China is well known for its high quantities of white jade, most likely a result of the barrenness of this region.
www.bernsteinjadeart.com /sm_06.htm   (476 words)

 Encyclopedia of Lirith Kai--J
Jade Bell Hounds: a breed developed by the Sarnish family and raised at their Imperial Heart estate.
Jambiri River: the river which flows from the Genarit Hills to the Southern Ocean, reaching the ocean at Kala Jambu.
Ji Kana Plain: a section of the An-Kiu River Valley in Minho Province, on the east side of the river and west of the Jina Kabir Hills.
www.reality.com /dmback/enclirj.htm   (643 words)

 Jade Buddha Temple: Shanghai Tour
The Jade Buddha Temple, the most famous Buddhist temple in Shanghai, is located in the western part of the city.
A jade Buddha, which is 1.9m tall and 1.34m wide, stands on the second floor.
Inlaid with diamonds and agates, the jade Buddha is sitting leisurely at the moment of his enlightenment.
www.warriortours.com /cityguides/shanghai/jade_buddha_temple.htm   (286 words)

 GemRocks: Nephrite
Pink jade - name sometimes given to Wyoming jade that "owes its color to the presence of a variety of zoisite (thulite) and is a composite of zoisite, nephrite, and coarse-grained tremolite" (Madson, 1983).
The sarcophagus for Czar Alexander III was carved from nephrite jade.
Nephrite jade is the official state gemstone of Wyoming and the "provincial stone" of British Columbia.
www.cst.cmich.edu /users/dietr1rv/nephrite.htm   (1194 words)

 exquisite jade stone   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The huge rock, the Jade Magnificence Hall, the beautiful rockery peak and the wonderful corridor all contain in their names the Chinese word "yu" or jade.
The Jade Magnificence Hall was used as the study of Yunduan Pan.
To the west of the Jade Magnificence Hall is the Moon Tower.
chinaguides.shanghai-window.com /destination/shanghai/attractions/yuyuan/sect5.html   (985 words)

 The Bright Pearl
She sent one of her guards to go in the middle of the night to steal the pearl from Jade Dragon and Golden Phoenix while they were fast asleep.
Jade Dragon looked into every nook and cranny at the bottom of the Celestial River, while Golden Phoenix combed every inch of the sacred mountain, but in vain.
Jade Dragon and Golden Phoenix could not bear to part from it, and so they changed themselves into two mountains, remaining for ever by the side of the lake.
www.angelfire.com /ma3/mythology/brightpearl.html   (811 words)

 White Water River: Lijiang Travel Guide
When the ancient ice at the top of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain melts and flows down the slopes, it forms waterfalls at the cliffs and brooks at the fords, finally joining as the White Water River at the foot of the snow mountain.
The pebbles in the riverbed are all white marbles and limestone that have been rinsed and scoured by the water.
White Water River is a placid and propitious river.
travelchinaguide.com /attraction/yunnan/lijiang/white-water-river.htm   (516 words)

 Jade Bracelets Natural Chinese Jade
Natural old river jade, green part is translucent for "yin yang" effect, 60 mm flat inside.
This is called "old river jade" with wonderful natural color Translucent green, honey and solid green.
"New river jade" from the upper regions of Dongbei.
yingyujade.com /morebangles2.htm   (308 words)

 River Blossom Jade - California Jade Jewelry
The cord is dyed to match the color of the high quality jade.
Gem Quality Grape Cluster Jade River Blossom with 23 kt gold nuggets forming the leaves and vine.
Grape Cluster Jade River Blossom with 23 kt gold nuggets forming the leaves and vine.
www.riverblossomjade.com /Finished_Jewelry.html   (262 words)

 Jades S.A. Official Web Page
We hope you enjoy learning about the three thousand year history of jade and its importance to the early cultures of the Americas.
After the discovery of Jade near the Motagua River Valley, in 1974 Mary Lou Ridinger and her husband Jay Ridinger decided to restablish the jade industry that died 500 years earlier.
The new jadeites are lavender, mottled white and blue, different shades of green, light yellow, pink and olmec blue jade.
www.jademaya.com   (262 words)

 The Mystic White Wave
Early in the white westward expansion, the Sioux were friendly toward the settlers, but were eventually forced to fight for their hunting grounds against the onslaught of gold seekers, buffalo skinners, and a "river" of settlers.
White Candles are often anointed with oils considered "universal" such as gardenia, pine and sandalwood.
Black and White stones, such as onyx, worn at the shoulders are considered powerful balance factors for the high priest, high priestess, and as amulets worn by the mummy.
www.thediviningnation.com /mww.htm   (3775 words)

 A Marvel In Jade
Built at the turn of the century and famous for its white jade Buddha, this is one of the most important religious places in the city.
I've noticed that many children are still not used to seeing a white face in the flesh, even though the TV is plastered with imported American shows.
White doves circle high overhead swooping into the upper storeys of the pagoda.
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 Khotan Tourist Information and Travel Guide at InfoHub.com
KHOTAN (known in Chinese as Hetian) is one of the remotest places in China, and yet for centuries it was famed throughout the country for its jade, carpets and silk.
The town carpet factory stands just across the river and to the left; you might try dropping in for a visit, particularly if you are interested in making a purchase.
Finally, thirty kilometres to the south of town, there is one sight for Silk Road specialists, the ruined city of Melikawat, by the banks of the White Jade River.
www.infohub.com /Destinations/Asia/China/Khotan   (931 words)

 Fishing Charter Boats, Indian River Inlet -- Jade II, Captain Ed Kaufman, Captain Michael A. Gitaitis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
For the night fishing the JADE II has 4000 watts of lighting that illuminates the cockpit and the surrounding waters.
The JADE II is located at dock G "THE CHARTER BOAT DOCK" in the North Side State Marina at Indian River Delaware.
If the captain’s judgement determines intoxication of a member of the party to be of concern, the JADE II will return to the dock with the full cost of the trip being paid.
www.jadeii.com   (470 words)

 Amazon.com: White Tigress: Books: Jade Lee   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Jade Lee's "White Tigress" is simply the best multicultural romance book written at this point, in my opinion.
Ru "The Dragon" Shan is going to teach Lydia all he knows about sexuality, but the WHITE TIGRESS Buddhist will never release his seed physically as he wants to capture her yin to spiritually supplement his yang.
However he finds himself attracted to the slave who displays intelligence that he has never seen in a woman before especially as she insists he is her teacher not her master.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0843953934?v=glance   (1167 words)

 Yangtze River Explorer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Yangtze is China's longest river and the third longest in the world at 6300 km.
For the first few hours the river is lined with factories but this soon gives way to pretty, green terraced countryside with occasional small towns.
An excursion to White King City is on the agenda today, as well as either the 3 small gorges or Shenong stream, depending on the water levels.
www.pacificrimtravel.com /expyang.html   (1506 words)

 Encyclopedia of Lirith Kai--Y   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Yabana: a cane-like plant with fleshy leaves that grows in the semi-swampy Lerono district of Dal Shang's Harbor Town and in similar sites along the coast south of the city; it is considered "unwholesome" and does sometimes cause contact dermatitis (like a mild case of poison ivy).
It is very decorative, having large silky fruiting plumes similar to those of pampas grass; the plumes are generally white or yellow and the leaves are blue-green.
Yen Zar lost all autonomy under the third dynasty, regained some of it during the fourth, and became independent once again during the fifth dynasty, forming a buffer state between Lirith Kai and the Sendori kingdom.
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 phorum - Our World Forum at Asiawind - Re: Wind power in Xinjiang
Apart from Xinjiang's famous grape vines, often surrounded by hedges intertwined with tamarisk twigs, the region is also famous for its peach, apply, plum, apricot and mulberry, all of which were introduced into China from Persia supposedly during the Tang era or probably earlier.
Khotan's excellent Jades, for which members of the Chinese aristocracy competed for, is reputed to be the best Jade produced in China.
The Khotan Jades are carried by the melted water from the Kunlun mountains to the Bai Yü He (White Jade River) and the Hei Yü He (Black Jade River) between which is located Khotan, the largest oasis town of the ancient South Road of the Silk Route.
www.asiawind.com /forums/read.php?f=3&i=5197&t=5110   (390 words)

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