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3 specimens found
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Grosular (chrome) on Chrome Diopside
stock #18.1-269
Orford Nickel Mine, Brompton Lake, Sherbrooke
Quebec, Canada
5 x 2.8 x 1.8 CM (miniature)
price: $90
Worldwide mix summer

Intense green small Grossular are scattered on greenish to grey color Diopside. From the Orford Nickel mine, these were called Uvarovite for many years, and this has an old label with that name but this is absolutely all grossular. These are still occasionally found at this venerable locale, but this piece has especially bright green color and larger than typical garnets. Choice for the locale, and an esthetic combo. Collected by Les Hitchings in 1967.
Diopside -large fine single crystal
stock #8AE-077A
Orford Nickel Mine, Brompton Lake, Sherbrooke
Quebec, Canada
7.1 x 2 x 1 CM (cabinet)
price: $450
Spring update

A very big blocky Diopside crystal that is a perfectly formed, has a good color and some translucence. Ex Steve Chamberlain, A. Edwards, and Canning collections, this is remarkably perfect, undamaged and about as clean as can be. Several faces show complex growth patters and have a nice silky luster. Choice for the specie and excellent for the locale.
Diopside with Grossular, intense green
stock #15.1-459
Orford Nickel Mine, Brompton Lake, Sherbrooke
Quebec, Canada
6 x 5.8 x 3.8 CM (cabinet)
price: $780
Pre Holiday 2017

Bright green Diopside with emerald green micro Grossular in an esthetic cluster from the famed Orford Mines. The Orford Nickle mines produced some excellent Diopside crystals but mostly grey or pale green in color. These very bright green crystals were often called "Chromian" for the color, but now are considered to be colored by Nickle instead. No matter the source these are an especially rich green and this specimen has many well formed, sharp and esthetic prisms to 1.5 CM tall. Very attractive and quite rare.
3 specimens found
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