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119 specimens listed
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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.
Serandite on Aegirine with Polylithonite, Leucophanite
stock #16.1-160
Mont Saint-Hilaire, Monteregie
Quebec, Canada
5.7 x 1.5 x .9 CM (cabinet)
price: $155
Winter 2016-17

A sweet and esthetic arrangement of crystals on a 5 CM stalk of Aegirine. Found before 1990 formerly in the Mikel collection via Dave Joyce. A nice yet affordable example of why Mt St Hilaire is one of the world's greatest mineral locales.
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.
Weloganite (huge crystal) with Sphalerite, Quartz etc. in matrix.
stock #15.1-884
Francon Quarry, Montreal
Quebec, Canada
8 x 5.8 x 4.6 CM (cabinet)
price: $8500
Fall 2015

A killer, world-class and huge Weloganite, one of the largest crystals found, with exceptional display esthetics. The crystal is 4.8 CM tall. For what it is worth, this is the best cabinet matrix specimen that I have ever seen, and I prefer it to the well-known published single crystals. In very good condition, the matrix is sawn on the back and base, not seen on display side. Tiny doubly terminated Quartz and what seems to be Sphalerite micros with some bright golden Marcasite are noted in the vug where this grew. A few small Quartz also are on the right side of the crystal just below the termination and add a little extra sparkle. Fine creamy yellow color and good luster give the Weloganite contrast from the matrix. It is very rare that we offer specimens of such stature on our website, we usually sell this quality at major shows or in private sales. This is an experiment to explore the possibility of presenting more top quality or rare specimens in this way.
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.
Serandite with Natrolite etc.
stock #AX-16-174
Poudrette Quarry, Mont Saint-Hilaire
Quebec, Canada
4.3 x 2.8 x 2.7 CM (miniature)
price: $280
Fall 2015

Colorful and complex specimen with several Serandite crystals in different habits mixed with an assemblage of classic MSH minerals. Loaded with many small crystals on all sides this has the deeper orange color of early finds that is unlike the later pinkish ones.
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