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Grossular
stock #AX-24-261
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos (now Val-des-Sources, Estrie,
Quebec, Canada
2.4 x 2 x 1.5 CM (thumbnail)
price: $360


A killer thumbnail of gem clear sharp Garnets that are well isolated and super lustrous. The crystals are unusually smooth without most of the usual striations so the faces are like windows looking into the crystals. In excellent condition, micro contacts can be found with 20X magnification but overall a perfect piece. A modern classic, this quality is far, far beyond the average yet still very affordable.

Suolunite
stock #AX-24-497
Lac D Amiante, Black Lake Mine, LAB Mine, Chaudiere-Appalaches
Quebec, Canada
3.6 x 3 x 1.6 CM (miniature)
price: $280


A very rare Calcium Silicate mineral, Suolunite has only been found a few times at a few locations, and only at Black lake in naked eye visible crystals. Last found in a major pocket in 1990, it occasionally forms these rounded crystal clusters. This specimen has two discrete crystal "globs" on a Talc matrix, these can resemble curved Prehnite crystals and were originally mistaken for that mineral. In fine condition, this is not the usual massive or botryoidal type, it is far more developed and choice for the specie.

Grossular - gemmy
stock #18.AX-270
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos (now Val-des-Sources, Estrie,
Quebec, Canada
3.4 x 2.4 x 1.1 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $380


A super attractive Grossular from the great Jeffrey Mine. The matrix is all Garnet, a thin plate of transparent pale Grossular with a cluster of larger deep orange crystals that are very distinct and have fine luster. The main Grossular is 1.5 CM across and all gem. In fine condition this has a nice contrast and gives a good isolation to the main crystals.

Apophyllite
stock #AX-24-493
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos (now Val-des-Sources, Estrie,
Quebec, Canada
2.9 x 2.4 x 1.6 CM (thumbnail)
price: $250


An excellent thumbnail of quite fine Apophyllite from the legendary Jeffrey Mine. World famed for the Garnet and Vesuvianites, Apophyllite is much more rare and almost never available. The crystal here is lustrous and has distinctive well formed striations and stands apart from the matrix well. An worthy addition for a Jeffrey mine suite.

Lazulite with Wardite, gemmy Siderite and Quartz
stock #AX-27-025
Rapid Creek, Dawson Mining District
Yukon Territory, Canada
8.3 x 5.2 x 3.6 CM (cabinet)
price: $850


A very fine, large block of matrix well crystalized on the two largest sides with lustrous blue Lazulite crystals. One side has the association of many transparent golden Siderite crystals and clear Quartz, the other side has more Wardite crystals also very clear. with colorless to blue green hues. The rare phosphate deposits at Rapid creek are famed for the incredible Lazulite and this is a very fine showy example. The overall condition is excellent, strong magnification shows just a few chipped crystals in one area but by naked eye it is perfect. Especially under strong lighting the color is an intense electric blue, and the sparkling luster is brilliant. The Rapid creek Lazulltes are not the largest but they are the finest, sharpest, most colorful worldwide, and are especially gemmy. An excellent display cabinet specimen.

Barite with Calcite and Chalcopyrite
stock #18.1-324
Niobec Mine, St Honore
Quebec, Canada
5.1 x 3.5 x 1.7 CM (small cabinet/large miniature)
price: $160
Late Summer 2018

A choice, sharp, partly transparent Barite without damage from the great pocket finds at Niobec. Nearly all of the Barites we see from this zone have at least some chipping, I am told they formed on the pocket roof and were mostly all dislodged, being damaged in the process. This small specimen has a perfect, sharp and complete termination, is dusted with tiny Chalcopyrites and has a few sharp Calcites as well. A fine example from this modern classic find.

Prehnite crystals covered by Grossular
stock #AX-10-842
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos (now Val-des-Sources, Estrie,
Quebec, Canada
4 x 3.2 x 2.1 CM (miniature)
price: $320
Late Summer 2018

A cluster of Prehnite crystals are almost completely covered with tiny colorless and white Grossular crystals. There are a few small areas of uncovered Prehnite where it can be seen that these are glassy and transparent. Colorless or white Garnet is very rare and the tiny Grossular here are nearly all transparent, mostly colorless with a few white translucent crystals. It is impossible to find this combination available unless from an oldcollections being dispursed.

Vesuvianite
stock #AX-23-143
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos (now Val-des-Sources, Estrie,
Quebec, Canada
8.8 x 7.2 x 6.1 (cabinet)
price: $720
Late Summer 2018

Large block of nearly pure Vesuvianite with every side showing bright crystals to 1.6 CM though most are much smaller. Some contacts and very small chipping can be found so the pricing reflects this, yet the overall display impact is strong. An excellent value for a showy Jeffrey Vesuvianite. A few additional vugs hold the rare Emerald green (so called Chromian) Vesuvianite and a few bits of purple color pop out too. Overall this is the classic mint green color, sparkling with glassy luster on crystals that are transparent to translucent.