Hessonite, Horseranch Range, BC


TSAVORITE - Jeffery Mine, Asbestos, Quebec   "Green Garnet"

The Jeffrey Asbestos Mine, located in the town of Asbestos, Quebec, has also been a prolithic producer of a variety gems and fine minerals specimens.  Although asbestos production began in 1881, mineral collectors have only known about the presence of mineral specimens and 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).  The Jeffrey Mine is one of Canada's most important and most prolific gemstone and crystal localities.

Hessonite is by far the most abundant colour variety of garnet at the Jeffrey Mine.  Crystals of tsavorite (green garnet) tend to be smaller and much less common than the hessonite.  Tsavorite crystals suitable for faceting are even rarer.  The tsavorite gems offered for sale on this page are fairly small and most are moderately included, which is typical for tsavorite from this locality.

Weight........... 0.32 carat Catalogue #..B5141
Dimensions... 4.2 mm Cut Style....... Round brilliant
Colour............ Medium yellow green Clarity............ moderately included
Total Price.... $60.00 CDN GEC................ N   (Glossary of Terms)
Weight........... 0.16 carat Catalogue #..B5147
Dimensions... 3.2 mm Cut Style....... Round brilliant
Colour............ medium yellow green Clarity............ Lightly to moderately included
Total Price.... $45.00 CDN GEC................ N   (Glossary of Terms)
Weight........... 0.14 carat Catalogue #..B4274
Dimensions... 3.1 mm Cut Style....... Round brilliant
Colour............ medium yellow green Clarity............ Lightly included
Total Price.... $55.00 CDN GEC................ N   (Glossary of Terms)
Weight........... 0.08 carat Catalogue #..MW185
Dimensions... 2.6 mm Cut Style....... Round brilliant
Colour............ medium green Clarity............ heavily included
Total Price.... $10.00 CDN GEC................ N   (Glossary of Terms)
Weight........... 0.07 carat Catalogue #..MW184
Dimensions... 2.5 mm Cut Style....... Round brilliant
Colour............ medium green Clarity............ heavily included
Total Price.... $10.00 CDN GEC................ N   (Glossary of Terms)
Weight........... 0.06 carat Catalogue #..MW182
Dimensions... 2.5 mm Cut Style....... Round brilliant
Colour............ medium-dark green Clarity............ heavily included
Total Price.... $13.00 CDN GEC................ N   (Glossary of Terms)
Weight........... 0.05 carat Catalogue #..MW193
Dimensions... 2.1 mm Cut Style....... Round brilliant
Colour............ medium green Clarity............ heavily included
Total Price.... $13.00 CDN GEC................ N   (Glossary of Terms)
Weight........... 0.05 carat Catalogue #..MW192
Dimensions... 2.1 mm Cut Style....... Round brilliant
Colour............ medium green Clarity............ heavily included
Total Price.... $13.00 CDN GEC................ N   (Glossary of Terms)
Weight........... 0.05 carat Catalogue #..MW187
Dimensions... 2.1 mm Cut Style....... Round brilliant
Colour............ medium green Clarity............ heavily included
Total Price.... $13.00 CDN GEC................ N   (Glossary of Terms)
Weight........... 0.04 carat Catalogue #..MW188
Dimensions... 2.1 mm Cut Style....... Round brilliant
Colour............ medium green Clarity............ heavily included
Total Price.... $13.00 CDN GEC................ N   (Glossary of Terms)
Weight........... 0.04 carat Catalogue #..MW186
Dimensions... 2.1 mm Cut Style....... Round brilliant
Colour............ medium green Clarity............ heavily included
Total Price.... $13.00 CDN GEC................ N   (Glossary of Terms)



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