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Rhodochrosite (large single crystal, unsual habit)
stock #A7-544-(337)
Mont Saint-Hilaire, Monteregie
Quebec, Canada
3.4 x 3 x .3 CM (thumbnail)
price: $320


A big, sharp and well-formed single crystal of the rare "Mt St. Hilaire habit" of Rhodochrosite. Due to the thin nature of this piece it will fit in a thumbnail category but it looks bigger in person. The color is a brownish that can glow deep red with a backlight. In good condition damage-wise, there are just some very tiny edge chips seen at 10x magnification on the front face and a bigger chip on the backside. For this delicate thin habit this piece is remarkable. A great addition to any good suite of Rhodochrosites or Canadian minerals.

Carletonite -Very well crystallized, intense blue.
stock #A-16-087
Poudrette Quarry, Mont Saint-Hilaire
Quebec, Canada
6 x 5.4 x 5.3 CM (cabinet)
price: $1875


Carletonite is one of the most desired of Canadian minerals and it is incredibly rare, it ONLY occurs at Mt St. Hilaire which is also the type locality. This is an even more rare cabinet specimen with great esthetics. None has been found for years, and the original find was mostly thumbnail sized crystals or larger cleavage pieces. There were never many cabinet sized specimens and these are now only very rarely for sale. This has crystals to 3 CM (huge for the specie) with rich color and some distinct zoning. The condition is quite good with the typically crude cubes nicely contrasting with the matrix. For any good collection this is a very eye-catching specimen of a significant, rare mineral.

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.

Grossular (gem Garnet)
stock #19.1-160
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos
Quebec, Canada
7.4 x 6.9 CM (cabinet)
price: $1700


The type of incredible garnet that made the Jeffrey Mine famous. A sizable matrix specimen with dozens of sharp, gem clear crystals that reach 1.5 CM. Top color and glass-like luster. Most crystals are fully perfect with delicate striations but there is damage or contacting on some crystals with most chipping at the edges and backside. Despite that, the overall impact is outstanding, and the cost is far less than the astronomic prices that fully perfect pieces command.

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.