2.9" Sparkly Vesuvianite - Jeffrey Mine, Canada

 
This is a lustrous, sparkling, 2.9" wide specimen of Vesuvianite from the famous Jeffrey Mine in Quebec, Canada. Now that the mine is closed, these specimens are getting hard to come by.
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.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Vesuvianite
LOCATION
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada
SIZE
2.9 x 2.4"
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#63364