2" Sparkling Orange GROSSULAR GARNET Hessonite Crystals Asbestos Quebec for sale

$150.00
Product Code: EB0514GROSQ5
Availability: In Stock
 
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Location Quebec, Canada
Size 2.0" x 1.3" x 1.0"
Suggested Stand A display square comes free with this specimen
GROSSULAR GARNET from the now-closed Jeffrey Mine in Asbestos, Quebec, Canada is world famous. Since the mine closed in 2001, top quality pieces like this have become increasingly rare. The grossular from this locality is arguably the finest in the world, and this specimen is a great example. I acquired it from a Quebecois dealer at the Tucson Gem, Rock and Mineral Show; he got it from an old collection. Minerals from the Jeffrey mine were the subject of two excellent articles in the Mineralogical Record, July-August, 2013.