Vesuvianite Showing Natural Bend
Small Cabinet, 5.6 x 1.3 x 1.0 cm
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada

A well-formed, well-terminated Vesuvianite crystal from the famous Jeffrey Mine in Quebec. This Vesuvianite crystal has a glassy luster, good gemminess, and an almost iridescent green color that is not typical for the locality. At 5.6 cm, the size is exceptional, and the crystal is aesthetic. It is lustrous and complete all around, though it shows a strange and interesting "bend" in the middle, caused by growth changes in situ. This mine, long a source of superb minerals, is now commercially closed. Crystals like this are extremely hard to come by now and will only get more rare with age. This is a significant single gem crystal.

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