0334 Vesuvianite, Diopside, Jeffrey Mine (Jeffrey Quarry; Johns-Manville Mine), Asbestos, Les Sources RCM, Estrie, Quebec, Canada

A small specimen of manganoan vesuvianite crystals with transparent diopsides. The perfectly terminated vesuvianites have varying colour from intense purple to very pleasing apple yellow-green and some gemmy areas. With exemplary lustre and good light reflection. Diopsides are transparent squares. Width of view of closeup photo 6mm. Stack of 50 images. The colour on the other (dealer) photos is a bit off.

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