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Grossular - Gem crystals on Pectolite
stock #AX-32-066
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos (now Val-des-Sources, Estrie,
Quebec, Canada
4.3 x 2.5 x 2.3 CM (miniature)
price: $3300

Over several decades many fine Grossular have come from the Jeffrey Mine, but very few are truly gem crystals. This is an exceptionally fine and rare specimen with outstanding clarity, especially vivid color and top luster. The matrix is also much less common, a mass of Pectolite crystals that adds a contrast in texture and color. The Garnets are clear enough to see through to the matrix below. We have worked with many fine Jeffrey Garnets but very few of this quality ever. This is not at all typical of the deposit and is better in person as well. In excellent condition as seen with only some small internal cleaves not visible from most angles. Those would be fully invisible if this was not such a gem clear specimen. A excellent Garnet from anyplace and very fine for the Jeffrey Mine.

SOLD Wulfenite with Smithsonite (Co)
stock #SOLD 23.1-598
Otjikoto Region, Namibia
4.2 x 3.9 x 2.4 CM (small miniature)
price: $0

Small but pretty miniature from Tsumeb of course. The Smithsonite is well-crystalized with gemmy dark pink color that is almost purple. Scattered in this are gemmy butterscotch yellow-orange Wulfenites that are also gemmy. The matrix is a nice contrast and the whole is in excellent condition. Many pink Smithsonites are mistakenly called Cobaltoan when often the color is actually from Manganese, Iron or another source. We are fairly sure this is indeed Cobaltoan Smithsonite based on the paragenesis and match to another well-tested sample. No matter the chromophore here the specimen is richly colorful, attractive and a very nice association that is not crazy expensive for one of these.