The Jade
of Amazing British Columbia

On this page: References for BC Jade, the J entry in Amazing British Columbia: A Natural History From A To Z.


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Kirk Makepeace, Photographer of the BC jade Kirk Makepeace knows a lot about mining and selling Canadian Jade. He has been mining jade since 1975. In 2982 he started his own company. He has the three main jade mines in BC...
  • The Ogden Mountain mine
  • The Kuthco Creek mine
  • The Polar Jade mine
He lectures about jade in Canada, the United States, Europe, and Asia. The Jade West Group of companies sells jade to Europe and the United States. It also has stores in Vancouver, Victoria, Juneau, and Ketchikan that sell only jade. For people who can't get to theses places, can buy jade online at
http://www.jademine.com/ (Opens in a new window)

Jade West controls over 60% of the annual nephrite jade in the world.

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Books About Jade

What I read when I researched jade:
  • Rick Hudson( 2000) "Jade" in Encyclopedia of British Columbia Daniel Francis (Ed.) Madeira Park: Harbour Publishing. p. 363.
  • Ward, Fred (2001) Jade. Bethesda, MD: Gem Book Publishers
This link takes you to page of nonfiction books about gems. (This link opens in a new window.)
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