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119 specimens listed
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Vesuvianite -gem clear
stock #AX-16-514
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos
Quebec, Canada
2.2 x 1.6 x .8 CM (thumbnail)
price: $340


Thumbnail of Gem Vesuvianite that has an unusual side crystal. On this a slender off shoot crystal juts out at an angle. It is not so unusual to see very tiny crystals encrusting the sides of Vesuvianites but this sort of prismatic crystal is very rare. in fine condition as seen, no damage or chipping, a clean prismatic contact is on the back side of the main crystal. The Jeffrey mine at one time produced many good Vesuvianites, but very fine pieces were always rare, and now there are no more of any quality.
Vesuvianite -2 generations
stock #AX-24-172
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos
Quebec, Canada
3.1 x 2.6 x 1.5 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $550


A killer for the size, this is a perfect 360 degree undamaged specimen of bright and colorful Vesuvianite. The main crystal is an intergrown cluster of striated green prisms that are all sharing the same termination. This is perched on some smaller green crystals which are partly coated with smaller light purple-violet Vesuvianites. These are also very lustrous and have lots of sparkle. Vesuvianites from the Jeffrey Mine are by far the most colorful and attractive of the specie. They are also wonderfully diverse and this one is quite unusual as well as a fine display piece.
Prehnite -very well crystallized
stock #AX-24-496
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos
Quebec, Canada
3.6 x 2.8 x 2.1 CM (miniature)
price: $480


Unusually sharp and transparent crystals of Prehnite in an esthetic cluster. The crystals are in fine undamaged condition and this specimen has a lot of display impact. The Jeffrey mine is famed for its Garnets and Vesuvianite but the Prehnites found here were world class and of incredible variety. This is an excellent example showing the elongated blocky form with a delicate light green hue. Even though Prehnite is not a rare mineral and is found worldwide, good sharp crystals are rare and these from the Jeffrey are unique. Not found for some years, these are modern classics and no others from elsewhere have this look and habit.
Serandite w. Aegerine etc
stock #19.1-293
Mont Saint-Hilaire, Monteregie
Quebec, Canada
3.6 x 1 x .8 CM (miniature)
price: $330
Spring 2019

A fine single prism of orange- pink Serandite crystal that presents an elongated blocky prismatic form. In exceptional undamaged condition this was collected more than 35 years ago. Recently it has been determined that some of the Serandites from St Hillaire are in fact Schizolite a misidentification that applies to many recent pieces. This piece is not one of those but is a real Serandite.
Vesuvianite
stock #AX-32-089
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos
Quebec, Canada
2.3 x 1.2 x .8 CM (thumbnail)
price: $250
Spring 2019

A sharply terminated bi-color crystal of glassy Vesuvianite from the great Jeffrey Mine. Gemmy in some areas this grades from a light pink-violet hue to a green top. No damage and a good, affordable Vesuvianite with classic form.
Carletonite
stock #AX-16-010
Mont Saint-Hilaire, Monteregie
Quebec, Canada
.9 x .8 x .8 CM (thumbnail)
price: $900
Spring 2019

A super sharp, perfect gemmy zoned Carletonite crystal from the only locality where these were ever found, Mont St Hillaire. Glassy luster and some complex growth structures on a few faces add interest. A rare yet sometimes beautiful mineral, Carletonite has not been found for many years, it seems the one small zone that produced these was unique and there will likely never be more. Very few Carletonites were this clear, sharp and undamaged, most of the larger crystals were far more crude or had considerable damage. This small crystal is 1.2 CM diagonal, looks great on all sides and is a killer for the speci
Diopside- Chromian green with Grossular
stock #18.1-741
Orford Nickel Mine, Brompton Lake, Sherbrooke
Quebec, Canada
5.9 x 4.4 x 4.2 CM (cabinet)
price: $375
Spring 2019

The so called Chromian Diopsides from the famed Orford Nickel mine are quite prized. We are told that the color may be due to Nickel and not Chrome but either way these are very attractive and uncommon. This one has unusually fine apple green hue. The largest crystal is 1.7 CM and all are gemmy with very glassy luster. Normally the larger crystals are opaque, and a yellowish to grey color. Such bright green clear crystals are usually only microscopic. Tiny deep green Grossular are also present as are Calcite crystals. The tiny crystals add a lot of sparkle in person.
Analcime on Serandite/ Schiziolte
stock #18.1-744
Mont Saint-Hilaire, Monteregie
Quebec, Canada
2.7 x 1.7 x 1.1 (thumbnail)
price: $65
Dec 2018

Classic Mt. St. Hillaire specimen of a cream Analcime crystal nicely perched on a salmon color Serandite and or Schiziolite cluster. The Serandite is broken at one end but terminated (crudely) on the other. It has been recently determined that some but not all of this habit Serandite is in fact Schiziolite and requires testing. It seems that some crystals are also zoned and have both species present. This one has not be analyzed. As is typical on specimens from this locale, there are other species present as micro crystals too, a Polylithonite rosette and a small cluster of Rhodochrosite. Nice combo thumbnail.
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