1.9" Purple Vesuvianite Crystal Cluster - Jeffrey Mine, Canada

 
 
 
This is a lustrous, 1.9" wide cluster of 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.

This specimen has been mounted to an acrylic display stand 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
$265
DETAILS
SPECIES
Vesuvianite
LOCATION
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada
SIZE
1.9" wide
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#168642