Vesuvianite - California Jade A California Gemstone A stunning rare green gem quality rock material from one of the deepest portions of a rural mountain northern California. The massive variety of vesuvianite is often called "Californite". This name has been given by the American mineralogist G.F. Kunz after his study about some samples coming from Happy Camp, Siskiyou County.
Californite is a translucent, compact cryptocrystalline green variety of Vesuvianite. It is usually mottled and found in masses. Californite is used as a jewelry-industrial stone. Californite is also known as "California jade" or "American jade". Learn more about the Californite variety of Vesuvianite
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