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Vesuvianite
stock #AX-16-232
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos
Quebec, Canada
3.5 x .6 x .7 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $300
new year 2021

A single glassy prism of yellow-green Vesuvianite from the great Jeffrey Mine. In perfect condition sections are gem clear, transparent and other parts are translucent with wispy internal veils. One edge of the prism has a dusting of tiny transparent Vesuvianites that are nearly colorless. Somewhat dichroic, this more yellow hue is much less common than the more apple green colors. The Jeffrey Mine produced many fine Vesuvianites, certainly the world's best but also was the source of many rare and unique colors. This is a nice and relatively affordable crystal, impressive for the size and nicer in person.

Vesuvianite - emerald green
stock #AX-16-449
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos
Quebec, Canada
3.5 x 2.7 x 1.6 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $290
new year 2021

Two generations of deep green Vesuvianites. The larger crystals are a mid to dark green with darker cores. The smaller crystals are a deep emerald green with pointed terminations. All of these crystals have brilliant glassy luster and are transparent to translucent. Vesuvianite of this intense color is only known from one locality, the Jeffrey Mine of Quebec. The emerald green is one of the rarest colors from this legendary locality. This has sometimes been called Chrome Vesuvianite though there is no clear proof that Chrome causes this color. The largest crystals have some old breaks or contacts that have rehealed and recrystallized at the terminations so from some angles they look broken. Some smaller crystals have damage seen with a loupe but the specimen still looks very good by naked eye. Usually Vesuvianites of this color is very expensive, this piece is priced well bellow the market in consideration of the imperfections but it still displays well.

Vesuvianite - gem crystal with unusual color
stock #AX-35-500
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos
Quebec, Canada
2.7 x .8 x .7 CM (thumbnail)
price: $550
new year 2021

A choice, flawless crystal that is fully transparent and has complex internal crazing. Incredibly lustrous. A competition level thumbnail that is undamaged on all sides. The color of this Vesuvianite is unlike nearly all greens from the Jeffrey Mine, it is a dark asparagus green with yellow highlights. Jeffrey Mine Vesuvianites are thought by many to be by far the best in the world. The locality has produced many habits and vivid colors, this will be a fine addition to any Jeffrey suite or just as a fine quality thumbnail.

Grossular - gemmy crystals
stock #AX-16-570
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos
Quebec, Canada
2.2 x 2 x .6 CM (thumbnail)
price: $175
new year 2021

Thumbnail specimen of fine transparent Garnet. These are well-defined, isolated and brilliantly lustrous. The Garnets are perched on a very thin plate of matrix, all show glassy striations on the larger faces. From the great Jeffrey Mine, this thumbnail is a fine but scaled-down version of larger specimens that can cost a fortune when available.

Vesuvianite
stock #AX-32-091
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos
Quebec, Canada
2.4 x 1.3 x 1.2 CM (thumbnail)
price: $390
new year 2021

Bright, apple-green Vesuvianite crystal that is doubly terminated and has glassy lustrous faces. The crystal is complete all around and undamaged, fully translucent with some spots of transparency. There are a few small sidecar crystals that have some spots that are contacted and recrystallized on those edges, this is not seen without magnification. One termination is a deeper more emerald green color than the other. Overall a choice Vesuvianite from the famed Jeffrey Quarry, the only place on earth that ever produced Vesuvianite of this vivid color.

Vesuvianite - green tips with pink core
stock #AX-32-094
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos
Quebec, Canada
2.6 x 1.9 x 1.3 CM (thumbnail)
price: $400
new year 2021

Fine glassy thumbnail with two main crystals that both have green terminations and light pink to violet bodies. The whole piece is translucent and when backlit glows a bright green to yellow with little of the pink showing. This sort of pastel Vesuvianite from Jeffrey is unique in the mineral world. There were several finds of this style there with the elongated blocky habit and pyramidal termination, but those were years ago and there will never be more. Already specimens of average quality are getting expensive and top pieces are nearly priceless. In very good condition, broken only from the base and back edge the terminations are perfect with no damage.

Vesuvianite - bicolor gemmy crystals
stock #AX-30-053
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos
Quebec, Canada
2.7 x 2.6 x 1.4 CM (thumbnail)
price: $550
new year 2021

A very colorful and choice thumbnail of fine violet Vesuvianite crystals with zones of yellow to green in a lustrous cluster. The color pallet on this piece is quite special and very uncommon. Although Vesuvianite is a fairly common mineral, the unusual and vivid colors like this were limited to just one place on earth, the Jeffrey Mine, often from just one pocket or seam. This combination is striking in person, the condition is perfect and clean by naked eye, strong magnification shows some minor outer edge contacts that are not in any way degrading. Even for collections with several good Vesuvianites from this prolific locality this is a nice addition as the combination of hues and the overall form is unusual.

Grossular - gemmy crystals
stock #AX-24-264
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos
Quebec, Canada
3.7 x 3.1 x 1.2 CM (miniature)
price: $370
new year 2021

Gem clear Grossular Garnets with the deep orange color that is most desired from this iconic locale. The Jeffrey mine Garnets were found in many different styles, habits and colors, they are regarded as among the greatest examples of the specie worldwide. This piece is in fine condition overall with glassy luster and less striations on faces than we usually see. The crystals are perfectly transparent, the matrix can be seen through them. Most of the crystals are clustered or touching each other on edges which is usually considered to be crowding but these do show good independent development and are not as jammed together as is often the case. A very pretty and affordable miniature gem Garnet specimen.