Jeffrey Mine Mineral Specimens, Asbestos, Quebec,

Mineral Specimens For Sale, Page 2

 

  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 Jeffreys Mine near Asbestos , Quebec, Canada has produced some of Canada's most aesthetic 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.

 

 

 

OKJ-710

OKJ-710    Vesuvianite     Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  A nice miniature with two generations of growth.  Micro green crystals on larger green crystals to 2 cm each.  4 x 2.5 x 2 cm.  No damage.  $80

 

 

 

 

 

OKH-858

OKH-858   Grossular    Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  Beautifully formed dome of garnets on diopsides to 1 cm each.  Good views all around.  Some healed contacts but no damage.  Translucent and fantastic form.  Lighter color to the minerals but still a very rare specimen to find it this nice an example from Jeffrey.  $150

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKH-770

OKH-770    Garnet (var. Hessonite)     Asbestos, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning Collection.  A 1.2 cm cinnamon colored, gemmy garnet.  There are very minor contacts at base and one tiny ding on one side.  Not a crystal broken from a cluster, more a free standing or independent crystal exhibiting nice luster and form.  In a perky box.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

OKH-692

OKH-692    Grossular (labeled essonite)    Asbestos, Quebec, Canada.  Ex.  Paul and Dawne Dunning Collection.  A 1970s era grouping of gemmy (with minor internal fracturing) crystals to 1.3 cm each.  The specimen measures 3.1 x 2 cm.  It is about .8 cm thick, sheared off the matrix, and healed on the backside.  No damage, fine cinnamon color and nicely striated crystals.  Normally more expensive in crystals of this quality.  $90

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKI-575

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OKI-575     Vesuvianite    Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain Collection.  A stocky, deep green crystal which measures 2.2 x 1.5 x 1.3 cm.  Typical high luster and fine form to this single terminated crystal.  Highly translucent, gemmy in areas.  Second termination is actually healed and has some secondary vesuvianite crystals.  Tiny chip on back side not a distraction to the overall high quality of this nice specimen.  70$

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKI-568

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OKI-568     Vesuvianite    Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain Collection.  A stocky, deep green crystal which measures 2.8 x 1.1 x .8 cm.  Wonderful, steep termination and small rider crystal with a completely different type of termination.  Typical high luster and fine form to this single terminated crystal.  More gem material than most specimens from this locale.  Damage free and of the highest quality.  120$

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKI-588

OKI-588    Grossular    SOLD    Jeffrey Quarry, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain Collection, prev. Dr. George and Susan Robinson collection and Tony Jones 2/81.  This is a substantial TN specimen which is actually a healed shard off the surface of an enormous (by Jeffrey standards) garnet crystal.  It measures 2.9 x 2 cm and is approx. .5 cm thick.  The garnet is a very light yellow and gemmy.  What appears to be inside the specimen is actually what you see on its backside (regrown faces and catalog #) because it is so transparent.  No damage floater.  A really neat find for the collector who thinks they have everything Jeffrey has to offer.  190$

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKI-581

OKI-581      Prehnite     Jeffrey Quarry, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain Collection.  A first glance this might appear to be a calcite or other species.  It is a nice blocky, yellow, translucent prehnite on a small bed of acicular natrolite crystals (hard to notice in that they are clear).  The crystal is 1 cm on edge and the piece 2.1 x 1.9 x 1.6 cm overall.  It displays nicely and is mounted in a perky box on an acrylic plate.  Nice satin luster, fine form and it sits up high off the matrix.  No damage.  Quite unusual.  130$

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKI-570

OKI-570     Vesuvianite     Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain Collection.  A big, stocky TN specimen with the highest of luster and a vibrant green color.  3.4 x 2.4 x 2 cm overall the crystal sits well on edge for display.  The top termination is glassy and gemmy.  There is no damage but there are minor base contacts and a small one on the small rider crystal.  I’m being picky because this is a really well crystallized piece which displays great from any side including the back.  Exceptional and large TN.  195$

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKI-576

Calcite covered termination

OKI-576    Vesuvianite    Jeffrey Quarry, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain Collection.  A slightly tapered prism which measures 2.4 x .5 x .5 cm.  There is a cap of calcite (white) on one terminated end and the second end is partially terminated, as well.  A vibrant green color of green and transparent with lots of internal fracturing.  No damage.  Really cute specimen for…45$

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKI-499

OKI-499      Prehnite    Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada.   Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain Collection.  This fine piece is composed of acicular and blocky prehnite crystals in two generations.  The base has tiny, clear blocky prehnites which look like clear quartz.  On these are the primary crystals which are whiter and translucent.  They reach approx. 1.3 cm each and most are long and acicular.  A few are blocky (they are on the back edge so might be cleave but close inspection makes me think not).  All the crystals have basil pinewood terminations.  The entire piece measures 3.6 x 2.8 x 2.4 cm yet when positioned correctly will fit in a TN box.  Great specimen!!!  170$

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKI-423

OKI-423    Cr-Grossular    Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain Collection.  This attractive piece is coated on one face by tiny transparent, high luster, green crystals.  The piece has spots where there are missing crystals so the price is modest.  It measures 5.4 x 3 x 2 4 cm.  Great color.  30$

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKI-272

OKI-272      Vesuvianite    Jeffrey Quarry, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  This single terminated crystal measures 3.7 cm in length.  It has the high luster, deep striations and gemmy..... typical of this wonderful material.  The crystal is singly terminated and free of damage.  85$

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKI-273

FIGURED SPECIMEN

OKI-273      Copper and Vesuvianite in Calcite   Jeffrey Quarry, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  This specimen was figured in Rocks and Minerals Magazine (55: 187, figure #4).  “YES..COPPER!!”  This 7 cm cleave of white calcite has a small vein of copper running through one of its edges.  On the top of this vein is a fully exposed copper wire in the shape of a letter “C” flanked by a couple of gemmy green vesuvianites.  The wire is approx. .5 cm across. This is an important piece, obviously, if it was figured in Rocks and Minerals, and should be a fine addition to someone’s Jeffrey suite.  395$

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKI-043

OKI-043      Vesuvianite      Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Prev. Dr. George Robinson.   This nice thumbnail is composed of two crossing vesuvianite crystals which have green bodies and purple terminations.  They are translucent and striated as is typical for the locale.  The piece measures 2.5 x 2 x 1.6 cm overall and has no damage.  It displays great from the sides and front.  Matrix contact on back and base.  100$

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKI-044

OKI-044      Vesuvianite      Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  A beautiful floater measuring 2.4 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm.  It id highly translucent and deeply striated.  The single double terminated crystal is a deep rich green and somewhat tapered.  Stands on end nicely and displays well form any side.  A fine example.  45$

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKI-047

OKI-047      Grossular      Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Classic cinnamon colored garnets on matrix.  Gemmy crystals to .9 cm sit up high on and coat two sides of this specimen.  Chip on one of the primary garnets.  1.9 x 1.5 x 1 cm overall.  30$

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKI-048

OKI-048      Clinochlore on Vesuvianite      Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Green to gold colored crystals of clinochlore are embedded in long thin gem vesuvianites.  These stand up off of a massive and crystalline vesuvianite matrix.  Specimen measures 3.5 x 3 x 1.8 cm and is mounted in Styrofoam base of a perky box.  65$

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKI-050

OKI-050      Vesuvianite      Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.   A great gem crystals which has minimal internal fracturing over the majority of its body and heavier fracturing at its top termination.  No damage, fully formed faces on all surfaces of this double terminated 1.9 cm long piece.  Excellent!!  45$

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKF-486

OKF-486    Grossular    Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  1.7 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm cluster dominated by a single 1.4 cm grossular.  The cluster views well from all sides with the matrix contact being only on its base.  Transparent with some internal fracturing and a wonderful cinnamon color.  95$

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKF-475

OKF-475    Vesuvianite    Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada.    Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  A single 2.1 cm crystal which has a single termination.  This fine, translucent, high luster crystal tapers for its entire length.  Excellent form and no damage.  Nice in all respects.  60$

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKF-212

OKF-212    Vesuvianite   Jeffrey mine, Asbestos, Québec, Canada.  Ex Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  This specimen is one of the best pieces adductor Chamberlain found on is collecting trips in the late 1970s.  This piece is composed of two large crystals in close contact.  One crystal measures 4.5 cm and the second one which crosses it measures 3.0 cm.  The crystals are in gemmy in areas, especially their surfaces and well terminated.  The base of this piece is well is all other surfaces have regrown crystal faces.  An outstanding display specimen from this locale .   $350

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKF-071

OKF-071     Vesuvianite    Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steven Chamberlain collection.  3.2 cm crystal found by Steve in 1979.  This fine example is gemmy with a typical amount of internal fracturing.  It is a rich green color, exceptional for its luster and perfect in its crystal form.  The backside of the crystal is encrusted with more tiny gemmy vesuvianites.  A nice piece for sure.  125$

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKD-833

OKD-833    Vesuvianite     Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain Collection.  Crystals to 2.5 cm make up this gemmy cluster of vesuvianites.  Everything is fully terminated and free of damage.  Base was in contact with massive vesuvianites at one time.  A fine example of this classic material.  4.5 x 3.0 x 2.2 cm.  200$

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKD-162

OKD-162    Apophyllite   Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain Collection.  Small, 3 x 2.2 cm plate of gemmy, clear well formed, high luster apophyllites to .9 cm each.   20$

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKD-052

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OKD-052   Grossular  Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada.  About a half dozed, cinnamon colored, gem crystals to a cm each.  Crystals are nicely disseminated on white and gray matrix.  9 x 7 cm plate.  Attractive older specimen.  95$

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKA-400C

OKA-400C Mostly purple and minor green. Flat plate of crystals. 18$

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKA-400E

OKA-400E Purple, small crystal druze. 20$

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKA-400G

OKA-400G Deeper green crystals of good size. Very nice. 50$

 

 

 

 

 

 

CC0165

Lots of sea green needles of pectolites. 60$

 

 

 

 

CC0163

Aragonite balls to 2.5 cm. 35$

CC0164

Aragonite balls to 2.7 cm each. 45$

CC0096

Diopside and grossular from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec. 20$

Well formed, tiny, gemmy crystals.

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