David K. Joyce

Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Grossular

The Jeffrey Mine is one of the most famous localities for Grossulr garnet in the world. The mine has been closed for a number of years now and although some vesuvianite has been produced in the last few years by salvagers, nice grossulars like these are only available from old collection or caches. All are gemmy and unique!

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GrossularJeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Grossular
  • Item #11855
  • Grossular
  • 1.4x13x1.6 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 12mm
  • $30.00
  • Jeffrey Mine
  • Asbestos
    Quebec, Canada
  • This single crystal of light orange grossular is perched upon a few much smaller crystals. Very good example of this mineral!
Grossular, DiopsideJeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Grossular
  • Item #11871
  • Grossular, Diopside
  • 2.8x2.8x0.7 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 7mm
  • $60.00
  • Jeffrey Mine
  • Asbestos
    Quebec, Canada
  • Well-formed, gemmy grossular crystals with a nice orange colour share this plate with light green diopside crystals. Classic association.
GrossularJeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Grossular
  • Item #10946
  • Grossular
  • 10.7x7.0x6.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 2.5mm
  • $75.00
  • Jeffrey Mine
  • Asbestos
    Quebec, Canada
  • This vuggy matrix has several openings lined with creamy-whitish crystals of grossular. There are also lots of tiny lavender, micro vesuvianite crystals on the grossular crystals. The matrix is interesting in that it seems to be composed of white grossular laced with laths of both grren and lavender vesuvianite streaking through it. Interesting and different type of crystallization from the now closed Jeffrey Mine. Displays very well.
GrossularJeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Grossular
  • Item #11900
  • Grossular
  • 2.0x1.8x1.3 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 11mm
  • $65.00
  • Jeffrey Mine
  • Asbestos
    Quebec, Canada
  • a small cluster of very gemmy, deep orange grossular crystals. Nice!
Grossular, Clinichlore(?)Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Grossular
  • Item #11877
  • Grossular, Clinichlore(?)
  • 5.1x3.5x0.8 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: g-5mm, c-2mm
  • $65.00
  • Jeffrey Mine
  • Asbestos
    Quebec, Canada
  • An interesting plate of re0healed orangey grossular crystals with a chlorite-group mineral in well-formed greenish hexagonal crystals on one side. Different!
Grossular, EpidoteJeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Grossular
  • Item #11358
  • Grossular, Epidote
  • 5.8x4.8x4.8 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 2mm
  • $35.00
  • Jeffrey Mine
  • Asbestos
    Quebec, Canada
  • The grossular crystals on this specimen are sort of a light green colour and are sharp dodecahedra. Along with the grossular crystals are a few dark green epidote crystals. Nice!
Grossular, EpidoteJeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Grossular
  • Item #11365
  • Grossular, Epidote
  • 11.5x7.0x5.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 3mm
  • $110.00
  • Jeffrey Mine
  • Asbestos
    Quebec, Canada
  • A piece of brecciated matrix with two levels of grossular crystals. The crystals are, for the most part, a light green with one patch that is tinted a more substantial green. As well there are a number of prisms of a darker mineral, presumably epidote, on the lower level. Displays well!
GrossularJeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Grossular
  • Item #11907
  • Grossular
  • 3.0x2.7x1.8 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 1.5mm
  • $65.00
  • Jeffrey Mine
  • Asbestos
    Quebec, Canada
  • Many, many tiny, light green grossular crystals cover this matrix of solid grossular, along with a little vesuvianite1
GrossularJeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Grossular
  • Item #20316
  • Grossular
  • 2.9x2.6x2.2 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 13mm
  • $150.00
  • Jeffery Mine
  • Asbestos
    Quebec, Canada
  • Classic Jeffrey Mine grossular specimen. The crystals are predominately dodecahedra with small trapezohedral modifications. A little bruising, still, it is a beauty!
Grossular, PectoliteJeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Grossular
  • Item #21831
  • Grossular, Pectolite
  • 20.5x12.5x3.2 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: g-5mm, p-22mm
  • $250.00
  • Jeffrey Mine
  • Asbestos
    Quebec, Canada
  • This is a rather large plate specimen with the entire front/top speckled with beautiful, gemmy, orangey-cinnamon grossular crystals. The grossulars are the classic Jeffrey mine trapzohedra-dodecahedra combination form of crystals. The pectolite crystals are elongated, heavily striated colourless crystals typical of the Jeffrey Mine. All of the grossular crystals and pectolite crystals lay on a bet of non-descript, rounded aggregates of chlorite. Great looking specimen that sparkles with grossulars!
Grossular, ChrysotileJeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Grossular
  • Item #22144
  • Grossular, Chrysotile
  • 4.4x3.8x1.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 4mm
  • $65.00
  • Jeffrey Mine
  • Asbestos
    Quebec, Canada
  • Pretty cool! Sharp, deep-green grossular dodecahedra embedded in asbestos. Sharp and interesting!
Grossular, ChrysotileJeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Grossular
  • Item #22143
  • Grossular, Chrysotile
  • 5.1x3.3x2.3 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 5mm
  • $75.00
  • Jeffrey Mine
  • Asbestos
    Quebec, Canada
  • Lots of sharp, deep-green, dodecahedral crystals of grossular embedded in fibrous chrysotile. A little different grossular specimens from this famous asbestos producing area. Now all mines are closed.
Grossular, BiotiteJeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Grossular
  • Item #22190
  • Grossular, Biotite
  • 3.0x2.4x1.6 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 10mm
  • $75.00
  • Jeffrey Mine
  • Asbestos
    Quebec, Canada
  • There are a number of sharp, dodecahedral grossular crystals nicely arranged on this plate of small biotite and, I think, small diopside crystals. Very There are a couple of tiny chips out of a couple of the crystals but still a very good example!