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Pectolite - prismatic crystals in radiating clusters
stock #AX-24-511
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos
Quebec, Canada
8 x 5.7 x 3.2 CM (cabinet)
price: $850
Winter 2016-17

Pectolite is not usually an attractive mineral and good prismatic crystals are quite rare. This is a strong exception to that rule. More than 25 years ago a series of pockets at the Jeffrey Mine produced some of the most perfect and esthetic specimens of this usually drab mineral. Several crystals are transparent and all others are translucent. A perfect undamaged floater there is no matrix or point of attachment. Outstanding for the specie, choice, very large and rarely available now.
Vesuvianite (deep purple variant)
stock #17.AL-502
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos
Quebec, Canada
2 x 1.4 x 1.4 CM (thumbnail)
price: $300
Winter 2016-17

Small but intense rich purple Vesuvianite with magenta and dark green areas. The color is deeper and more intense than the computer monitor can render well. The luster is glass-like and the specimen clearly has two generations of growth. Some of the smaller crystals show hoppered terminations. The "matrix" is a blocky crystal of Vesuvianite that shows signs of being recrystallized as well. This is the most uncommon color found at Jeffrey and essentially unknown from any other locale.
Grossular with minor Natrolite
stock #17.AL-504
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos
Quebec, Canada
3.4 x 3.3 x 2.2 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $240
Winter 2016-17

A good specimen of a type that is becoming hard to find and often very expensive. This has a nice presentation overall but has damage to some smaller crystals and with magnification more chipping is seen, so it is not for perfectionists. Good value for color, luster and contrast with the light matrix. Shows good isolation of the Garnets too. Far less expensive than an ultra perfect specimen but in normal display looks just as nice.
Vesuvianite (purple and green)
stock #17.AL-503
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos
Quebec, Canada
2.3 x 1.3 x 1.2 CM (thumbnail)
price: $320
Winter 2016-17

Sharp, gem-clear bi-color Vesuvianite crystal from the great Jeffrey Mine. The range of color and habit of Jeffrey Vesuvianites is incredible, they are considered the world's best and quite prized. This is a well-formed thumbnail with fine luster and an unusual color palette.
Grossular
stock #17.AL-506
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos
Quebec, Canada
3.8 x 3.2 x 1.4 cm (miniature)
price: $525
Winter 2016-17

A bright, two sided plate that hosts several fine gem clear crystals. In excellent condition as seen, all the crystals are well-formed and isolated. A small version of the "front" has the uncommon white matrix of crystallized Prehnite that gives a fine contrast to the Garnets. Choice example that is a small version of the finest cabinet specimens that sell for huge sums.
Grossular on Diopside
stock #15.1-341
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos
Quebec, Canada
6.8 x 4.7 x 2.1 CM (cabinet)
price: $550
Fall 2015

Gemmy, sharp and colorful, these garnets are a bright tangerine to pinkish in hue. These contrast with the green Diopside crystals that cover the display face. The main crystals are in perfect condition, there is some minor damage at the outside edges. Displays very well, these Jeffrey specimens are modern classics. The mine is closed forever but these specimens are now prized as some of the best ever found.
Vesuvianite
stock #15.1-319
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos
Quebec, Canada
3.6 x 3 x 1.6 CM (miniature)
price: $280
Fall 2015

A colorful, bright and fine small miniature of glass-like Vesuvianites from the Jeffrey Mine. The color, luster and esthetics are excellent. This quality in a cabinet specimen would be several thousand dollars. Some areas of contact are noted with magnification and some old recrystallized breaks as well. All the main crystals are pristine and undamaged. Better in person
Vesuvianite
stock #17.AL-510
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos
Quebec, Canada
3.5 x 2.2 x .8 CM (miniature)
price: $220
Fall 2015

Green crystals of translucent Vesuvianite with zones of red-pink on some tips in a spray or treelike cluster. A nice, esthetic example - sadly with some tiny chips (not easily seen but they are there) that keeps the price low. A good, colorful display specimen from the best locale (Jeffrey Mine) that looks like it costs a lot more.
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