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.

 

 

 

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        RESERVED       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

Back

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

Other pics show proper color

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

Other pics show true color

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.  Iím 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 forÖ45$

 

 

 

 

 

 

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$

 

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