1.2" Lustrous Vesuvianite Crystal Cluster - Jeffrey Mine, Canada

This is a lustrous, 1.2" wide cluster of pristine vesuvianite crystals from the famous Jeffrey Mine in Quebec, Canada. Now that this mine is closed, these specimens are more difficult to acquire.

This specimen has been mounted to an acrylic display base with glue.

Vesuvianite, also known as idocrase, is a green, brown, yellow, or blue silicate mineral. Vesuvianite occurs as tetragonal crystals in skarn deposits and limestones that have been subjected to contact metamorphism. It was first discovered within included blocks or adjacent to lavas on Mount Vesuvius, hence its name. Attractive-looking crystals are sometimes cut as gemstones.
FOR SALE
$49
DETAILS
SPECIES
Vesuvianite
LOCATION
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada
SIZE
1.2" long
CATEGORY
ITEM
#240654