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SOLD Grossular on Diopside
stock #SOLD 21.1-056
Orford Nickel Mine, St-Denis-de-Brompton, Estrie
Quebec, Canada
4 x 2.3 x 1.9 CM (miniature)
price: $0
Late Summer 2021

An unusual and cute Canadian Garnet specimen from the Orford Mine. A 1.7 CM honey-brown Grossular is resting on and included by crystals of Diopside. The Orford Mine is well-known as the source of Chrome green Grossular and Diopside specimens. The usual Grossular from here are micros rarely reaching up to 3mm in size, typically forming a sparkling druse. Larger crystals like this are very rare, I do not know of another this large and complete.

SOLD Fluorite on Calcite - unusual locale
stock #SOLD 21.1-353
Saint-Honore, Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean
Quebec, Canada
7.9 x 6.6 x 5.1 CM (cabinet)
price: $0
Late Summer 2021

Two different forms of Fluorite on Calcite matrix sprinkled with Chalcopyrite crystals. The Fluorite cubes are very sharp, gemmy zoned and vividly fluorescent. The pink portions of the Calcite are also fluorescent making a nice contrast of purple, red and cream colors. The Fluorite cubes are up to 8mm in size and in perfect condition. The cores are a yellow hue with a blue outer zone. We almost never see this locality represented in Fluorite collections but it is clear it was capable of forming some very nice crystals.

Cubanite - classic twinned crystals
stock #AX-29-091
Henderson Number 2, Chibougamau
Quebec, Canada
2 x 1.3 x 1 CM (thumbnail)
price: $1400
new year 2021

Cubanite twin crystals in a cluster with virtually no matrix. In fine condition as seen, such good Cubanite crystals have become quite rare as it has been over two decades since the last of this world class find. This one shows excellent golden luster and form, the largest crystal is a full sixling twin. It is very unlikely there will ever be more of this quality found. There are several localities in the world for this mineral but any crystals are very rare and almost all are micros. These Canadian specimens are the by a wide margin the best in the world, and good twins are especially scarce now.

Zircon with Aegirine, Albite etc.
stock #20.1-832
Mont Saint-Hilaire, Monteregie
Quebec, Canada
5.7 x 4.4 x 4 CM (cabinet)
price: $290
new year 2021

Several sharp Zircons are well-exposed from the classic MSH matrix. The largest Zircon here is 1.4 CM across which is huge for the locality and these crystals are very well-defined. Most of the larger Zircon we have seen from Mont St. Hilaire tend to be much more crude than this. Vividly Fluorescent and in fine undamaged condition.

Diopside
stock #15.1-674
Orford Nickel Mine, St-Denis-de-Brompton, Estrie
Quebec, Canada
4.3 x 1.3 x .9 CM (miniature)
price: $190
new year 2021

A terminated glassy crystal of Diopside with nice green color on the top. Transparent to translucent, this was in the Warren Johannson collection, a very nice example of a "Nickel" Diopside. There were some large and well-known pale brown crystals found at one time in this locality but very few such complete green crystals. A Canadian classic.

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.

Cubanite with Calcite
stock #AX-3-009
Henderson Number 2, Chibougamau
Quebec, Canada
1.8 x 1.5 x 1.1 CM (thumbnail)
price: $700
new year 2021

A fully twinned Cubanite crystal from the great find at Chibougamau almost 25 years ago. This Cubanite has a small spray of flat Calcite crystals on one corner giving a nice accent. There is no matrix. A circle of an iridescent alteration in the very center of the radiating arms is quite unusual. This patina is the classic brassy golden metallic. The front side is complete all around with the radiating point off center but crystallized on the fat edge. The back is contacted though not broken and about 50% complete. One small chip is noted on the display face that is visible by naked eye but can be hidden by creative mounting. Cubanite is very delicate and some damage is normal, this is not perfect but has far less than most. The find at this mine (Henderson #2) was by far the greatest ever with the best Cubanite crystals ever seen. These are only available from old collections and the most desirable are the flat twinned crystals that show the radiating or star striations.

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.