David K. Joyce

Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Chrysotile

We've all seen the wonderful crystallized mineral specimens that originated from excavations at the Jeffrey Mine. Here are some exceptional specimens of chrysotile, the asbestiform mineral, that is the reason for the mining activities at the Jeffrey Mine. These specimens are exceptional, pure examples of long chrysotile fibers. The written descriptions are largely repeated because the specimens are much the same as each other, just priced by size. Excellent as mineral specimen or research specimens. These mineral specimens are not hazardous in the least. Asbestos is a hazard when divided into small particles and suspended in the air. These fibers are HUGE and no more dangerous than fibers of cotton.I can try to send them to you with the tufts intact. Please let me know if you want that? It is easy to "re-fluff up" the tufts of fibers. Excellent specimens of this unusual mineral.

All prices in Canadian dollars. For payment in US$, deduct 18% or multiply by 0.82.

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TremoliteJeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Chrysotile
  • Item #26583
  • Tremolite
  • 6.4x5.8x4.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 40mm
  • $65.00
  • British Canadian Mine
  • Black Lake
    Quebec, Canada
  • Extremely fine, fibrous, gray tremolite from this old, long-closed mine. Hard to believe it is tremolite! This is the kind of fibrous mineral that is considered very toxic.