Feather River Jade

Feather River Jade

Feather River 'jade' is a massive form of grossularite garnet that resembles the green and white associated with Burmese jadeite. It was collected as water worn boulders from the river.  Large pieces and in some cases whole boulders were floated down the river to the parking area a mile away.  This photo shows a nearly 200 pound piece being loaded into the tube during the 1950's.