Pulga Jade

Pulga Jade

Mining the cliff for beautiful yellowish green Pulga 'jade'.  Described by Kunz, the Pulga jade was named Californite after its location of origin.  It is a form of idocrase and is sometimes referred to as Vesuvianite - a form of idocrase named for its location of origin, Mount Vesuvius in Italy.  Another idocrase variety, Happy Camp 'jade' is also found in northern California and bears a resemblance to neprite jade.