Grossular, Vesuvianite
Jeffrey mine (Jeffrey quarry; Johns-Manville mine), Asbestos, Les Sources RCM, Estrie, Quebec, Canada
Miniature, 4.4 x 4.2 x 3.0 cm
Gorgeous, very glassy and gemmy, light orange grossular garnets on matrix and nicely accented with green vesuvianite crystals from the famous and now-closed Jeffrey Mine of Quebec. The large garnet is 1.3 cm and the central crystals are undamaged, save for a trivial bruise on the large crystal. The periphery damage is certainly not detracting, as you can see. Ex. Swoboda collection.