Natural Monument—Phogo Nephrite

A deposit of lustrous, translucent nephrite belonging to a kind of serpentine can be found in a place about 3km northeast of Phogo-dong, Tanchon City, South Hamgyong Province.

The nephrite is used in making jewelry and expensive building materials.

This yellowish green gemstone with high purity is of significance in studying mineralogy and prospecting of asbestos.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button