Fossilized wood replaced by jade,

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Fossilized wood and bark from a Sequoia tree
 

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"Fossilised wood replaced by Jade"?

No.

There are two forms of jade: jadeite and nephrite, both of which are metamorphic. It is possible to find fossils in metamorphic rocks, especially if lightly metamorphosed, but they’re relatively rare and have often lost much of their original organic structure. However, its not possible for jade to be the replacement mineral for a fossil.

Both jadeite and nephrite are formed under such extreme conditions of metamorphism and recrystallisation of their parent minerals that any organic structures would be completely destroyed. It’s not possible for jade to form replacement fossils, nor contain any recognisable remnant fossil material.
 
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"Fossilised wood replaced by Jade"?

No.

There are two forms of jade: jadeite and nephrite, both of which are metamorphic. It is possible to find fossils in metamorphic rocks, especially if lightly metamorphosed, but they’re relatively rare and have often lost much of their original organic structure. However, its not possible for jade to be the replacement mineral for a fossil.

Both jadeite and nephrite are formed under such extreme conditions of metamorphism and recrystallisation of their parent minerals that any organic structures would be completely destroyed. It’s not possible for jade to form replacement fossils, nor contain any recognisable remnant fossil material.
Wriong. Your theory is a theory simply. When a substance reforms noone guarantees that its destroyed, your theory can be valid in some instances. Organic material like sea shells and corals isnt destroeyed during fossilization . I suggest you go back to schoool.
 

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Wriong. Your theory is a theory simply. When a substance reforms noone guarantees that its destroyed, your theory can be valid in some instances. Organic material like sea shells and corals isnt destroeyed during fossilization . I suggest you go back to schoool.

It's not my theory. It's accepted science and, for the reasons I gave, there are no reported instances of jade in either of its forms being the replacement mineral for a fossil of any kind, or being the host rock for fossil remnants. Show me a reputable reference source that says otherwise... and not some Chinese fleabay seller who is making such a claim.

I have no need for additional schooling in this area thank you. You might want to brush up on your geology and palaeontology.
 
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PS: You will find sellers using terms like "Fossil Jade" to boost the value of their offerings. Like this one for example:


If you read the spiel, the seller goes on to say that it isn't jade at all but "fossiliized by gradual replacement with agate" which is a wholly different thing, involving a different mineral and in a sedimentary context not a metamorphic one.
 

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Wriong. Your theory is a theory simply. When a substance reforms noone guarantees that its destroyed, your theory can be valid in some instances. Organic material like sea shells and corals isnt destroeyed during fossilization . I suggest you go back to schoool.
I suggest you go back to school and learn how to spell.
 
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It's not my theory. It's accepted science and, for the reasons I gave, there are no reported instances of jade in either of its forms being the replacement mineral for a fossil of any kind, or being the host rock for fossil remnants. Show me a reputable reference source that says otherwise... and not some Chinese fleabay seller who is making such a claim.

I have no need for additional schooling in this area thank you. You might want to brush up on your geology and palaeontology.
Theories arent acceptable science. Go back to school please. Dont fomment on my threads please. Thankbyou
 

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Theories arent acceptable science. Go back to school please. Dont fomment on my threads please. Thankbyou

It's not a theory, it's a scientific fact, and you declined my invitation to provide a link to any reputable source which supports your own (invalid) theory.

Unfortunately for you, the nature of forums is that you don't get to say who can or cannot reply to your threads. If you don't like the replies, please don't read them.
 

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The spelling is deteriorating at an accelerated pace. To borrow from the great Col. Steve Austin, "It's breaking up, it's breaking up!"
 

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These type of threads are entertaining to me, I won't lie........ Ask for.advice and reject it completely. There are some real experts here, and then there are some who have already made up their mind.
 

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Good job! A poster on Reddit with the same 'MountOlymp' screen name has been displaying the same lack of knowledge with his posts about rocks and became extremely abusive with foul expletives when the folks there correctly tried to tell him he hadn't found a meteorite.
 

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