Some Other Names for Jet
Jet is sometimes referred to as “black amber” or
“witches amber (Dietrich, 2005.)” Some other names
for jet are agstein, azabache, which is Mexican jet,
and scorpion stone (Dietrich, 2005). Many jets are
named for the place they were mined, such as
American jet, Canadian jet, and Whitby jet, which is
considered by many to be the highest grade of jet
available. Montana jet, however, is not jet at all, but
rather a misleading name given to black obsidian
found near Yellowstone National Park (Dietrich,
2005). French jet is also not jet, but rather a black
glass imitation (Ray, 2004).