.85" Gemmy Vesuvianite Crystals - Jeffrey Mine, Canada

This is a lustrous, .85" wide cluster of bright green and purple vesuvianite crystals from the famous Jeffrey Mine in Quebec, Canada. Now that this mine is closed, these specimens are getting hard to come by, especially specimens of this quality.

It has been mounted to an acrylic display base with mineral tack.

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
$59 $50
DETAILS
SPECIES
Vesuvianite
LOCATION
Jeffrey Mine, Val-des-Sources (formerly Asbestos), Quebec, Canada
SIZE
.85 x .55"
CATEGORY
ITEM
#287036