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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.

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

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


Spring is finally here! Time for a new update. I've added a new batch of hessonite from the Jeffery Mine, Quebec in March. In April we have peridot from two localities in British Columbia. Have a look!

Hessonite from Quebec
Peridot, from Lumby, BC
Peridot, from Williams Lake, BC

Past Updates

(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

(added Spring, 2012)      Sperrylite Crystals from the Broken Hammer Deposit, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada.

(added May, 2012)      Amethyst from Thunder Bay, Ontario.

(added Fall, 2011)      Blue Apatite, Danford Lake, Quebec
Colour Change Fluorite, Ontario
Green Dot Grossular Garnet, Quebec
Quartz, Greely, Ontario

(added Spring, 2011)      This is the second batch of sapphires I've had from Baffin Island, Nunavut and are part of a "True North Gems" market test.

Baffin Sapphires 1/2 - 0.30 carat
Baffin Sapphire minus 0.30 carat
Baffin Sapphires, matched pairs

(added Spring, 2011)      OPAL from Vernon BC
Emerald from Ontario
Moonstone from Nunavut.

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

Last Update: April 21, 2015