Blue omphacite from Guatemala



Harlow GE,1 Quinn EP,2 Rossman GR,3 Rohtert WR,4


(1) American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY, USA
(2) Gemological Institute of America, Carlsbad, CA 92008, USA
(3) Division of Geological & Planetary Sciences, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91125-2500, USA
(4) Hermosa Beach, CA, USA




An illustrated report presents information about a new, dark blue omphacite "jade" from a deposit in the Quebrada Seca area, near Carriza Grande, Guatemala. It occurs as thin veins in boulders of greenish blue jadeite.