The shortite gemstones offered for sale on this page come from Mont Saint-Hilaire, Quebec. This locality is famous among gem and mineral collectors throughout the world for its wide variety of fine minerals and rare gemstones. Many of the gem and mineral species found at Mont Saint-Hilaire are found nowhere else on earth.
Shortite gems from Mont Saint-Hilaire are rare and generally less than a carat in weight, although a gem of 3.52 carats is known (ROM collection). Gems are usually light shades of yellow to colourless. With a hardness of 3 on Moh's hardness scale and its one distinct cleavage, shortite is much too soft and fragile to use in rings. Shortite is truly a collector's gemstone!