Jeffrey Mine Mineral Specimens, Asbestos, Quebec, Mineral Specimens For Sale

 

   Here is a typical example of the color diversity in the gemmy vesuvianites from the Jeffreys Mine in Quebec Canada.  Mineral specimens such as this one are very desirable.     

              Vesuvianite                                                    Vesuvianite                                                         Vesuvianite                                                  Grossular                                                                Vesuvianite

 

The Jeffrey Mine near Asbestos , Quebec, Canada has produced some of Canada's most aesthetic and desirable mineral specimens.  Some of the species such as the diopsides, garnets, and vesuvianites are gemmy and of facet grade.  Combination pieces are showy and usually expensive.  Small specimens are our specialty and we have numerous outstanding examples obtained mostly from purchased private collections.

 

 

 

OKO-364

OKO-364     Aragonite    Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  A piece coated on three sides by spiky white crystals of aragonite.  4.2 x 2 x 2 cm.  Damage free.  Not a common mineral at this mine.  Mounted in a perky box.  $30

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-344

OKO-344     Actinolite and Unknown   Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  Nice sprays of actinolite with an unknown tourquois colored mineral in small poorly formed crystals scattered about on the surfaces of them.  3 x 2.2 x 1.8 cm.  Fey fiberous in form.  No damage and mounted in a perky box.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-610

OKN-610     Grossular     Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  2.3 x 1.8 x 1.1 cm piece with vibrant green garnets on matrix.  Mounted in a perky box.  $35

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-735

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OKO-735     Grossular      Jeffery Quarry, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  This piece is internally free of damage but has strong edge contact as seen.  What is complete is very nice:  translucent to transparent crystals, nicely formed crystals, attractive cinnamon coloration.  Back has some crystallization too.  16.1 x 6.5 x 5.1 cm.  A good example.  $340

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-911

OKJ-911     Vesuvianite    Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  .9 x .8 x .8 cm single crystal (when measured on edges) of excellent luster and color.  Beautifully formed and terminated.  Translucent and aesthetic  $20

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-402

OKN-402     Pectolite     Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada.  Ex Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  A grouping of stocky crystals to 3 cm each.  4.7 x 3.5 x 2.6 cm overall.  Crystal contacts as seen.  $35

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-885

OKJ-885     Vesuvianite    Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  An attractive 2 cm crystal with high luster, excellent form and no damage.  Mounted in a perky box.  $30

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-389

OKN-389    Wollastonite    Jeffrey Mine, Aesbestos, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  An uncommon species for here or frankly anywhere in crystallized form.  This crystal is 4 x 2 x 2 cm and healed on all sides.  Tiny green crystals I assume are vesuvianite.  No damage.  $80

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKH-415

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OKH-415     Vesuvianite     Jeffrey Quarry, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada.  3.6 x 1.2 x 3.3 cm plate of green translucent to transparent, high luster crystals.  Both sides heavily coated and only one tiny chip on one side.  Attached Styrofoam.  $30

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-855

OKK-855    Hessonite    Jeffery Quarry, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  A large, impressive, high quality TN for this locationů crystals to 1 cm each, fantastic clarity, fine views from all sides with only some backside contact.  3.3 x 2.9 x 2.1 cm overall.  Fits in and is mounted in a perky box (barely fits).  Excellent!!  $195

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-970

OKL-970    Vesuvianite    Jeffrey Quarry, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada.  A neat blocky crystal mostly green with some purple.  Very minor contacts (really a floater).  Respectable size and lacking damage.  Great luster, good translucence with transparent areas.  A fine example of why this material is so popular.  $150

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-971

OKL-971    Vesuvianite    Jeffrey Quarry, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada.  A neat blocky, somewhat prismatic crystal mostly purple with some green.  Contacts on back and base is healed but was obviously once attached to matrix.  Respectable size and lacking damage.  Contacts on back are distracting (but it is the back).  Great luster, good translucence with lots of transparent areas.  A fine example of why this material is so popular, especially in this color.  $150

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKH-452

OKH-452    Grossular on Prehnite    Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  An attractive specimen measuring 3.6 x 3 x 1.4 with a complete coating of amber colored, lustrous prehnite crystals.  On these are tiny clear to white dodecahedral grossular crystals.  An unusual and desirable specimen for the location.  Nicely three dimensional.  Zero damage.  $85

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-530

OKL-530    Grossular     Jeffery Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada.  A small plate with transparent, cinnamon colored garnets to several millimeters each on very light green diopside crystals.  Breakage along edges but central region is clean and bright.  3.2 x 2. 5 x 1 cm and mounted in a perky box.  An attractive example of this popular material.   $20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-662

FIGURED SPECIMEN

 

OKK-662    Vesuvianite     Jeffrey Quarry, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada.   Ex. Michael Walter collection, prev. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Figured Specimen, Rocks and Minerals Magazine, 55:189, Fig. #3.  I will provide a copy of the article with the purchase of this specimen.  When this find was made in 1979 this would have been one of the best specimens recovered.  I know they get bigger as more impressive as the recent Mineralogical Record article shows but those specimens are in museums or museum bound.  For this material, this specimen is a great one and seldom available in example as nice as this.  It displays well with its two points of attachment being the bases of the largest crystals and is damage free.  Clean and natural including its fine blocky terminations.  One minor backside, healed, attachment and attractive second generation, gemmy crystals attached.  4.2 x 2.7 x 1.5 cm.  Great translucence and the fine color associated with the green variety.  I have many other smaller specimens from this find but this is the best by light years.  $900

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-629

OKK-629     Grossular    Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada.  Extremely desirable piece with nice gemmy garnets to 1.5 cm each.  Very aesthetic and damage free.  Harder and harder to get these at a decent price and this price is reasonable!  2.6 x 2 x 2 cm.  Mounted in a perky box.  $150

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-877

OKK-877     Grossular     Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada.  This small TN sized plate of crystals measures 2.1 x 1.4 x .8  cm.  It is the typical attractive cinnamon color, transparent and damage free.  Desirable material loosely considered by many to be the finest garnet specimens found anywhere.   Nicely mounted in a perky box.  $20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-878

OKK-878     Grossular     Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada.  This TN sized plate of crystals measures 3.2 x 2.6 x 1 cm.  It is the typical attractive cinnamon color, transparent with minor chipping and edge contacts.  Desirable material loosely considered by many to be the finest garnet specimens found anywhere.   Nicely mounted in a perky box.  $65

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-879

OKK-879     Grossular     Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada.  This small TN sized plate of crystals measures 2.1 x 1.6 x 1.1 cm.  It is the typical attractive cinnamon color, transparent with a couple harsh contacts.  Desirable material loosely considered by many to be the finest garnet specimens found anywhere.   Nicely mounted in a perky box.  $15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Front...clean

Back has some damage

OKK-880     Grossular     Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada.  This TN sized plate of crystals measures 3.3 x 2.4 x 1 cm.  It is the typical attractive cinnamon color, transparent and damage free on one side with minor scuffs on other.  Both sides totally crystallized with the plate being translucent over its entirety.  Desirable material loosely considered by many to be the finest garnet specimens found anywhere.   Very nice.  $55

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-883

OKK-883     Grossular     Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada.  This TN sized plate of crystals measures 2.6 x 2.3 x 1 cm.  It is the typical attractive cinnamon color, transparent and damage free on both sides.  Both sides totally crystallized with the plate being translucent over its entirety.  Desirable material loosely considered by many to be the finest garnet specimens found anywhere.   Very nice.  $45

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-884

OKK-884     Grossular     Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada.  This TN sized plate of crystals measures 3.5 x 2.2 x 1.5 cm.  It is the typical attractive cinnamon color, transparent and damage free.  Some overgrowth of healed garnet shards.  Desirable material loosely considered by many to be the finest garnet specimens found anywhere.   Nicely mounted in a perky box.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-885

OKK-885     Grossular     Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada.  This large TN sized plate of crystals measures 3.7 x 3.4 x 2 cm.  It is the typical attractive cinnamon color, transparent and damage free.  The gemmy crystals are well separated on a bed of tiny gemmy diopside crystals.  One large crystal is broken but naturally healed.  Others are absolutely fantastic looking!  Desirable material loosely considered by many to be the finest garnet specimens found anywhere.   Nicely mounted in a perky box.  $45

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-886

OKK-886     Grossular     Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada.  This small TN sized plate of crystals measures3 x 1.4 x 1.2 cm.  This one is an atypical light brown color, transparent and damage free.  Crystallized on both sides.  Base and very minor edge contact. Tiny gemmy diopsides and white (feldspar?) on surface in places.  Desirable material loosely considered by many to be the finest garnet specimens found anywhere.   Very nice example.  $85

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-557

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OKK-557     Grossular   Jeffrey Quarry, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada.  .  Ex. James Turek collection.   This one is a truly fine example with gemmy crystals comprising the entire specimen.  The crystals are up to 1.2 cm each and the piece measures 5 x 3.5 x 1.2 cm.  The plate has contact on two sides otherwise it is totally clean, without any form of damage, front or back.  Best crystals are on front but the entire piece is well crystallized, too.  It is the great cinnamon color most desired in these specimens.   It stands nicely on either of the edges that had contact with the surrounding materials.  They seldom get better than this and for this size, this specimen is the finest I have seen of the many (many hundreds) I have inspected.  The specimen is slightly lighter, and more pleasing,  in color than the images. Very desirable and should find a home in a discriminating collection quickly as it is priced way below what similar specimens are being asked for elsewhere.  $550

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-697

OKJ-697    Vesuvianite    Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  A large crystal measuring 3.6 x 1.1 x 1 cm.  One end is healed and other partially terminated and partially chipped away.  Gemmy areas and god overall quality with high luster and rich green color.  $50

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-617

OKJ-617    Vesuvianite     Jeffrey Quarry, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  2.5 x .8 x .7 cm.  Really sharp piece with only minor base attachment at one end.  No damage, contacts, etc.  Miror rider crystals, fine luster and translucence.  Outstanding quality priced reasonably for one of this quality.  $70

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-616

OKJ-616    Prehnite     Jeffrey Quarry, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Prev.  Canadian Museum of Nature and Bill Pinch collection.  Numerous blocky crystals that are exceptionally well formed for the species/ location.  This grouping measures in at 2.7 x2.1 x1.6 cm with crystals to 1.2 cm each.  Great provenance and quality.  Highly translucent to transparent and no damage.  Could benefit from further cleaning.  $90

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-588

OKJ-588     Vesuvianite   Jeffery Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  A fine, glassy grouping of crystals to 2.5 cm each.  Mix of green and the rare purple colors.  It measures 3 x 2 x 1.2 cm.  A flat base with contact but upper surfaces are exceptional.  Some edge contact as would be expected.  Highest of luster and free of primary surface damage.  Mounted in a perky box.  Nice.   $160

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-630

OKJ-630    Vesuvianite     Jeffrey Quarry, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  A floater cluster with no damage measuring 2.1 x 1.4 x .6 cm.  Largest crystal is 2 cm.  Very cute.  $35

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-631

OKJ-631    Vesuvianite     Jeffrey Quarry, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  2.2 x 1.1 x 1 cm dark green, double terminate, floater.  No damage.  Perfect little example of this fine material at its best.  $45

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKH-899

OKH-899    Vesuvianite    Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.   A typical crystal of normal green color that measures 2.5 x 1.4 x 1.2 cm.  Great luster and form.  No damage.  $200

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKH-876

OKH-876    Vesuvianite    Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.   A typical crystal of normal green color that measures 2.1 x 1.1 x 1 cm.  Great luster and form.  A couple of attractive rider crystals.  No damage.  $150

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-551

OKJ-551    Vesuvianite     Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Nicely translucent, high luster example measuring 2.7 x .9 x .9 cm.  It is vibrant, deep green color and has no damage.  Interior is moderately included by fractures.  Floater with one end being healed and the other steeply terminated and having a small crystal contact (also well healed.  Very nice.  $90

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-535

OKJ-535    Vesuvianite     Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Nicely translucent, single terminated crystal measuring 2.5 x .7 x .7 cm.  The crystal is of the highest luster, finest green color and internally only slightly fractured.  Termination is slightly morphed and there is one small backside contact.  No damage. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-560

OKJ-560    Vesuvianite     Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Nicely translucent, double terminated, high luster example measuring 2.1 x .7 x .7 cm.  It is vibrant, deep green color and has no damage.  Interior is moderately gemmy.  Very nice.  $65

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-556

OKJ-556   Vesuvianite     Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Nicely translucent, high luster example measuring 3.2 x 1.2 x 1 cm.  It is light green in color and damage free.  $40

 

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