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Vesuvianite (rare color, classic, closed location)
stock #17.AL-496
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos
Quebec, Canada
4.6 x 3.5 x 2.8 CM (miniature)
price: $1950
pre Tucson 2015 update

Intense emerald green color (not the usual deep green) often labeled as Chrome Vesuvianite is one of the rarest and most desirable. Jeffrey Mine Vesuvianites are without peer in the mineral world, the color array is incredible and this green example is first rate. The main crystals are up to 2.5 CM, and doubly terminated but smaller ones are only singly. The terminations on most of the crystals are an unusual flat or multi-stepped type that may look like damage with a quick glance. There is some damage on this piece seen when studied carefully and some evidence of re-crystallization on a few zones. Still overall this is a fine display piece as nearly all of these that exist do have at least a little damage. Far better in person.

Grossular - gem clear, with Clinoclore
stock #17.AL-498
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos
Quebec, Canada
3.8 x 3.6 x 1 CM (small miniature)
price: $825
pre Tucson 2015 update

A very bright, clear and perfect little gem from the great Jeffrey Mine. A fine small miniature / toenail, this could also be trimmed to make a competition thumbnail. The matrix is a mix of Clinochlore crystals and small clear Grossular that are pale pink or colorless. The main Garnet is cinnamon orange-red, well-positioned on the plate and is complete all around. You can see through it perfectly. Even before this legendary locale closed for good the Garnets had become scarce and very expensive when of top quality.This is far better in person and a real bargain for the quality and esthetics.

Grossular (pink stacked crystals with micro Diopside)
stock #17.AL-501
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos
Quebec, Canada
4.2 x 4 CM (miniature)
price: $245
Spring 2014

Grossular from the defunct Jeffrey mine is considered some of the world's best, especially in the rarer colors. Pink is particularly desirable and quite uncommon. This specimen is especially bright, lustrous and has strong color. The small crystals are well-formed, sharp and distinctly aligned in sheets and plates giving a nice overall arrangement. Displays well from several angles, most crystals are perfect with only a few damaged ones found with magnification, and not at all noticeable. A very good value.

Prehnite crystals on Diopside
stock #AX-5-065
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos
Quebec, Canada
5.3 x 4.8 CM (small cabinet/ large miniature)
price: $450
Spring 2013

An exceptional crystallized spray of sharp Prehnite is set on a bright green carpet of acicular Diopside crystals. Excellent condition and with glass-like luster this is an esthetic and fine specimen from this find of a few years ago. Displays very well from several angles.

HOLD Vesuvianite
stock #HOLD AX-5-063
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos
Quebec, Canada
3.7 x 2 CM (miniature)
price: $680


Jeffrey Mine Vesuvianites are modern classics, now that the mines are closed good examples are now very hard to find. This piece hosts fine, sharp, glassy gem crystals with bright yellow green color. very good quality and value!

Vesuvianite
stock #17.AL-513
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos
Quebec, Canada
4.5 x 3.7 CM (miniature)
price: $360


A excellent cluster of glassy, bright gem Vesuvianites from the now closed Jeffrey Mine. Modern Classics, good examples are now very scarce. A lustrous medium green piece in excellent condition that shows small zones of deep purple and dark emerald green. Expect these to appreciate well.

Vesuvianite and Mangoan-Vesuvianite
stock #9.1-160
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos
Quebec, Canada
5.7 x 5.3 CM (small cabinet/large miniature)
price: $320


Outstanding example of the species and this closed locality. A brilliant, sparkling cluster of jewel like crystals that range from a few millimeteres up to 1.8 CM. The luster is excellent and crystals are gemmy. Esthetic and eyecatching, this is far better than average for this classic find. Very clean of damage and displays well from many angles. The color is more vivid and rich in person.

HOLD Gemmy Grossular Garnet with Vesuvianite
stock #HOLD AC-096
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos
Quebec, Canada
5 x 3.9 CM (miniature)
price: $80


Fine pink to honey color gem garnets in a dense cluster on matrix. Crystals to 8mm showing excellent luster., from the classic and now famous Jeffrey Mine. Some associated Vesuvianite and micro Diopside too. Minimal damage, except at the edges where removed, this is a nice yet affordable older piece from the 60's.