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The "Canadian Gemstone" Website

  Welcome to Alpine Gems. This site is devoted to gemstones from Canada. A catalogue of Canadian gemstones is available for viewing. Here a wide variety of gemstones are offered for sale. In addition, information about many Canadian gemstones localities is provided. Please surf and enjoy.

Please note that until mid-August this website will NOT be monitored on a regular basis.  If you wish to order gemstones before then please send me an email and I will reply when I can or when I return.
Gone gemstone prospecting!!


Click on a Province or Territory and learn about gemstones from that region.

Click on "Canada" for a list of Canadian gemstones.


Summer is finally here. Prospecting time is here.

Past Updates

(added November, 2017)       Rose Quartz, Ontario
Smoky Quartz, Yukon
Smoky Quartz, BC (minus 10 ct)
Smoky Quartz, BC (plus 10 ct)

(added September, 2017)       Sapphire, Nunavut

(added March, 2017)       Apatite, Ontario
Tourmaline, Nunavut

(added, 2016)       Tsavorite, Quebec

(added April, 2016)       Smoky Quartz, Nunavut

(added March, 2016)       Baffin Sapphires 1/2 - 0.30 carat
Baffin Sapphire (minus 0.30 carat)

(added July 2015)       Yukon Emerald ( > 1 carat),
Yukon Emerald ( 0.5 & 1 ct)
Yukon Emerald ( < half carat)

(added April, 2015)      Hessonite from Quebec
Peridot, from Lumby, BC
Peridot, from Williams Lake, BC

(added Nov., 2014)      Hackmanite from Ontario
   (Fluorescent & Tenebrescent)
Hackmanite from Quebec
   (Fluorescent & Tenebrescent)
Scapolite from Nunavut
    (Fluorescent & Tenebrescent)
Cat's Eye Scapolite from Nunavut
    (Fluorescent & Tenebrescent)

(added April, 2014)      Tourmaline from NWT, (facet)
Tourmaline from NWT, (cab)
Tourmaline from Nunavut,
Tourmaline from Ontario.

(added Nov., 2013)      Demantoid, Quebec.

(added October, 2013)      Iolite, Ghost Lake, NWT, and
Iolite, Geco Mine, Ontario.

(added June, 2013)      Sperrylite crystals from Ontario.

(added Dec., 2012)      Apatite, from NWT
Diopside, from Ontario
Eudialyte, from Quebec
Peridot, from British Columbia.

(added Sept., 2012)      Datolite, from Ontario,
Tenebrescent Hackmanite, Quebec,
Hessonite, from Quebec
Natrolite, from Quebec
Faceted Sodalite, from Ontario
Sphalerite, from Quebec

Specializing in Canadian Gemstones

Ph; (613) 549-3728
E-mail; brad@alpinegems.ca

Last Update: July 11, 2018