Hessonite, Horseranch Range, BC


HESSONITE GARNET - Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec
One of the best-known Canadian gemstones is hessonite garnet from the Jeffery Mine in Asbestos, Quebec. Although, asbestos production began in 1881, mineral collectors have only known about the presence of garnet gems since about 1950. Grossular garnet from the Jeffrey Mine occurs in colours ranging from pale pink to orange/pink, light yellow, colourless and the colour varieties hessonite (orange to orange/brown) and tsavorite (yellowish green to bright vivid green). Hessonite is by far the most abundant colour variety and helps make the Jeffrey Mine one of Canada's most important and certainly most prolific gemstone localities.
Weight........... 1.92 carats Catalogue #..LW145
Dimensions... 7.6 mm Cut Style....... Round
Colour............ medium-dark slightly brownish orange Clarity............ lightly to moderately included
Total Price.... $75.00 CDN GEC................ N   (Glossary of Terms)
Weight........... 1.77 carats Catalogue #..MW257
Dimensions... 7.5 mm Cut Style....... Round
Colour............ medium slightly brownish orange Clarity............ lightly included
Total Price.... $90.00 CDN GEC................ N   (Glossary of Terms)
Weight........... 1.25 carats Catalogue #..LW150
Dimensions... 6.6 mm Cut Style....... Round
Colour............ medium-dark slightly brownish orange Clarity............ lightly to moderately included
Total Price.... $48.00 CDN GEC................ N   (Glossary of Terms)



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