Mount Du

Mount Du
Mount Du

Location in China

Highest point
Elevation 367.8 m (1,207 ft)
Coordinates 33°4′13″N 112°35′11″E / 33.07028°N 112.58639°E / 33.07028; 112.58639Coordinates: 33°4′13″N 112°35′11″E / 33.07028°N 112.58639°E / 33.07028; 112.58639
Location Nanyang, Henan, China

Mount Du (Chinese: 独山; Pinyin: Dú Shān), which means Lonely Hill in Chinese, is a small mountain near Nanyang City, Henan province, China.


The hill is rich in a jade substitute or simulant stone, Saussurite. "Dushan jade"is a misnomer. It is not the true jade found in Xinjiang, China: nephrite, a CaMg silicate (Si), nor the true jade found in Burma: jadeite, a NaAl silicate (Si). It is a fine grained mixture of feldspar and epidote. It is currently marketed under the names, Dushan jade, Swiss jade (1st identified by Swiss mineralogist), and Nanjang jade (Nanyang, Henan Province).

Local Culture

On the third day of the third month of the Chinese calendar, people will climb the mountain.


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