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130 specimens found
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Vesuvianite
stock #17.AL-493
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos
Quebec, Canada
2.9 x 2.2 x 2.4 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $650
pre Tucson 2015 update

A really attractive piece with an unusual composition. A small "mountain" of tiny Vesuvianite crystals (mixed green, purple and pink) are the base for a single gem clear crystal jutting out of the summit. A bright, high luster piece that is unlike any other we have seen. In very good condition, a few crystals show some breaks that recrystallized. Micro level chips exist that are not seen without magnification. The summit crystal is especially clear and perfect. This is the kind of specimen that helped make this closed mine a world classic.
Topaz
stock #AC-372
Jos Plateau
Plateau State, Nigeria
4.2 x 1.6 x 2.3 CM (miniature)
price: $150
pre Tucson 2015 update

An older specimen that came out in the 1960's, this is an alluvial piece that is distinctly waterworn. The remarkable thing is that the crystal form is very clear despite the tumbling and softened edges, it still has a gemmy clear core, no internal cleaves and typical habit. Ex Schortmann's minerals (with label), they were the first to offer Nigerian Topaz that was collected by missionaries in that period from gravel bars. This has a very faint blue green hue but in most lighting seems milky white.
Vesuviantite
stock #17.AL-491
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos
Quebec, Canada
3.9 x 1.5 x 2.8 CM (miniature)
price: $2600
pre Tucson 2015 update

A fine miniature, bright and esthetic "V" of prismatic Vesuvianites are nicely decorated with smaller crystals with contrasting pink and purple hues. Excellent luster, the small crystals sparkle and the larger crystals have glassy smooth faces. This has the eye appeal that makes this type of Vesuviianite so desirable. In very good condition with no eye visible damage, 10X magnification shows some small chips and contacts that are clearly not distracting. Specimens of this calibre when available are usually far more expensive.
Grossular (honey gem)
stock #17.AL-488
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos
Quebec, Canada
6.4 x 4.9 x 2.6 CM (miniature)
price: $1400
pre Tucson 2015 update

The Jeffrey mine has produced more colors of Grossular than any place on earth, some are quite distinctive. This yellow to light orange honey color is unlike any other I have seen from anyplace else and is fairly rare at Jeffrey. Like the darker color crystals that are more famous, these are very transparent and usually have many internal veils that look like lots of bruising and damage. Up close it you see these are in excellent condition, just very clear. With only micro sized contacts, the crystals are very well formed. Larger than typical Grossular crystals from Jeffrey, these are up to 2.3 CM, almost an inch. Bright luster and much nicer in person. Honey color like this is a must for a fine garnet suite, and not often available in this fine quality.
Vesuvianite
stock #17.AL-495
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos
Quebec, Canada
3.8 x 1.5 x 1.4 CM (miniature)
price: $480
pre Tucson 2015 update

A esthetic tower of stacked bi-colored Vesuvianite crystals that is absolutely pristine and sparkling. A careful exam at 20X magnification show not the smallest chip or contact, a very rare thing indeed! The green to pink/purple hues are well presented and the overall composition a piece of sculptural art. Small but choice.
Cerussite on Barite
stock #13.1-381
Mibladen, Midelt, Khenifra Province, Meknes-Tafilald
Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
4.9 x 3 x 3.5 CM (miniature)
price: $120
pre Tucson 2015 update

A very nice example of Cerussite on contrasting Barite from Mibladen. No damage, the sharp, gemmy Cerussite (double terminated) is well perched on the orange Barite. This locality has provided many good Cerussites, this one is much better than average and a very good value.
Grossular
stock #17.AL-515
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos
Quebec, Canada
3.2 x 3 x 1.9 CM (miniature)
price: $1400
pre Tucson 2015 update

A super bright emerald green that is far more intense than can be seen on most monitors, This is the so called "chromian" Grossular. A fine competition grade and with excellent form overall, this is far better in person. One of the most prized colors for Garnets from the Jeffrey mine, this specimen has a nice contrast with the lighter green Grossular. The overall esthetics are very 3 dimensional making a very special piece.
grossular
stock #17.AL-486
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos
Quebec, Canada
4.3 x 1 x 3.5 CM (miniature)
price: $750
pre Tucson 2015 update

Gem clear, sharp and with great luster, this is a very strong small display piece of transparent garnet. The plate is undamaged and the whole specimen is translucent to transparent. Relatively affordable for one of this quality, this piece shows well the brilliance that made the Jeffrey Mine world famous. The color is a mid orange-red with just a hint of pink hues in some lighting.
130 specimens found
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