Originally posted by bowtomonkey
I've never seen a verified statement that gemologists can ascertain the origin of gems.
I'm afraid there will be no proof, however you go ahead and believe this to be untrue to your own detriment.
Why would you think that I might believe that to be untrue?
Osmie said the statue was nephrite, not jadeite.
Osmie said there's no nephrite jade in Mexico.
I showed you he was lying.
What seems to be the problem there?
Have you linked to any geologist's report indicating the origin of the nephrite jade in question? No.
Have you linked to any information at all concerning the occurances of nephrite jade in various areas around the world? No.
Have you provided any information whatsoever
that would even momentarily seem
to indicate that the jade in question was from some other
part of the world? No.
So, like I said, you've just beel claiming junk with no evidence.
Hand waving, IOW.
I did notice that you've decided now to go with what you hope that I don't know, and things you wish to assert that I believe, other than to back up
yiour claims concerning the lie Osmie was quoted as saying.
I (of course) am fully aware that (usually) the origin of any stone can be deduced - at least to the general area.
For example, not only is it known that the blocks that made up the Sphinx temple came out of the Spinx enclosure, it is even known where in the
enclosure individual blocks came from.
Trace elements in a mineral indicate which formation it was created in.
But the jade is still nephrite, which comes from Mexico and Guatemala, to name two local sources.