Jade-Nephrite Photos
Cochise College               
Photos of Minerals
Geology Home Page

Roger Weller, geology instructor

wellerr@cochise.edu    copyright 2010-R.Weller

 
large jade pebble-cooking stone
California
Native Americans in early California used jade pebbles as cooking stones.  Due to

the lack of good pottery clay, containers were baskets sealed by tar or tree pitch. 
Water and items to be cooked were added to the baskets along with jade pebbles
that had been heated by a campfire.  Only pebbles of jade would not shatter when
placed in cold water.

 


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Just credit photo to R.Weller/Cochise College.