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Travel Bug Dog Tag Faber Optimé - Vireo

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Monday, February 25, 2008
North Island, New Zealand
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To visit all countries/places that do not naturally have jade.

About This Item


About Jade

Well, to start with, there are two kinds of jade: their geological names are jadeite and nephrite.

This is nephrite. The common New Zealand names for nephrite are greenstone or in Māori – pounamu.

Jadeite is found in an area around the northern Burmese border with China. Nephrite is found in New Zealand, Australia, Canada, Russia, Wyoming and in other small deposits around the world.

Jadeite is a silicate of sodium and aluminium. Nephrite is a silicate of calcium and magnesium. Jadeite is a rare mineral and the lighter brighter colours have the greatest value.

Nephrite is richer in colour with interesting inclusions, rivers and other variations of colour. It can be either dark or light – from almost black-green, through greens, rust to light, - nearly white in colour.

Jade is called greenstone in New Zealand as the first European explorers who went there in the eighteenth century saw the Māori people wearing jade tiki and other ornaments. They didn't realise it was jade and called it greenstone and the name has stayed.

The beauty of jade is seen in the way light reflects and moves through the stone.


Travel Bugs need maintenance from time to time (as do we all?!). If this one looks in need (or if you would like to know how to make your own capsule), please take a look at the Faber Optimé Travel Bug Maintenance Manual.

A PDF file of the custom stash note for this travel bug can be obtained here.

About Faber Optimé

Faber Optimé We aim to deliver excellence, in all of our activities - such as bringing to you curious, interesting and innovative geocaches and geocache items, like this one.

Keep your eyes peeled for more of the Faber Optimé Travel Bugs!

We're always happy to help fellow geocachers! :-) Please do feel free to get in touch with us on the following contact details.

GeoUser:  FaberOptimé
Mobile:  +64 21 184 6246
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Tracking History (13054.5mi) View Map

Write note 4/29/2015 teddy.66 posted a note for it   Visit Log

it is not possible to put this into a such a small cylinder.
not seen in "GC22APZ Heinrichsblick"

Write note 5/17/2012 icemouse posted a note for it   Visit Log

leider nicht gesehen. missing!

Write note 3/30/2011 guista posted a note for it   Visit Log

War nicht im Cache "Heinrichsblick".

Write note 1/16/2011 Wolfsfährte posted a note for it   Visit Log

Nicht im Cache "Heinrichsblick"!!!

Grüße Wolfsfährte

Dropped Off 4/18/2010 mapedu placed it in Heinrichsblick Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany - 23.58 miles  Visit Log
Discovered It 4/10/2010 delycache discovered it   Visit Log

Grab It (Not from a Cache) 4/10/2010 mapedu grabbed it   Visit Log

Auf dem 4. Euskirchener Geocachertreffen vom Greenhorn übernommen.

Retrieve It from a Cache 4/5/2010 die greenhorns retrieved it from Siegfried Reloaded Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany   Visit Log

Das ging aber jetzt schnell!

die greenhorns

Write note 4/5/2010 die greenhorns posted a note for it   Visit Log

TB in "GC25WF6" gefunden.

Wir werden in dann später loggen, wenn er freigeben wurde!

die greenhorns

Dropped Off 4/5/2010 BigNoseTeam placed it in Siegfried Reloaded Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany - 88.87 miles  Visit Log
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