As Jade exploration remains a non-traditional space, Manson Creek Resources is providing some links to online information that help understand the context of its current exploration efforts.
While it has a long history spanning over 7,000 years in China alone, it is only in the last 10 years or so that the rise of the Chinese economy to its current levels has completely changed the Jade industry demand, dynamics and prices, today, and for the foreseeable future.
The links are provided for background information only, and are believed to be representative of the industry, from credible sources. Manson makes no warranties or representations as to the content, which should always be independently verified.
Jade on Wikipedia:
Gemological Institute of America (GIA): The Nephrite Jade Road: Evolution of the Green Nephrite Market, Hsu, Makepeace, Lucas, October 26, 2015:
General information on Jade:
Technical Characteristics, Nephrite Jade:
Extensive compilation of articles on Jade history, culture, and technical aspects: Jade, with over 600 photographs of Jades from every continent, Consultant Editor Roger Keverne, published by Aquamarine, an imprint of Annes Publishing Ltd, Hermes House. The book can be found (and previewed online) at:
Vancouver Sun: China’s prosperity reflected in sales of B.C. Jade, Chuck Chiang, December 8, 2015:
Business Vancouver: Chinese demand drives jade rush in northern B.C., Jenny Wagler, Feb 11, 2013:
New York Times: Jade from China’s West Surpasses Gold In Value, Andrew Jacobs, Sept 20, 2010:
Jade Hunters Of China. In the high mountains of China men gamble with their money, and their lives. Co-production between Natural History New Zealand Limited and Documentary Department of Xinjian Television China, 2003.
Historical notes from Christie’s auctioneers: