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Nova Scotia I – October 2017
Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 10.18.2017 | Filed under: Latest, Recent Mineral Updates

 

I’ve posted some great chabazite specimens from Wasson’s Bluff in this Nova Scotia Update (click here).

This is the classic Canadian locality for chabazite, including the deep-coloured ones that were once known as “acadialite”, and many of the specimens in this update are this colour (there are also very fine cabinet specimens of the nice mid-orange colour.) Acadialite was named after Acadia (which is the English for L’Acadie, the colonial-era name for this part of Canada). The name “acadialite” is sometimes still seen on older collection labels, sometimes as a species name and sometimes as a varietal name. Under current nomenclature, these specimens are known as chabazite, with “acadialite” now considered a historical synonym.

Chabazite, Wasson's Bluff, Cumberland Co., Nova Scotia, Canada

Chabazite, Wasson’s Bluff, Cumberland Co., Nova Scotia, Canada – 3.7 cm

Chabazite, Wasson's Bluff, Cumberland Co., Nova Scotia, Canada

Chabazite, Wasson’s Bluff, Cumberland Co., Nova Scotia, Canada – 9.6 cm

Chabazite, Wasson's Bluff, Cumberland Co., Nova Scotia, Canada

Chabazite with Heaulandite, Wasson’s Bluff, Cumberland Co., Nova Scotia, Canada – 2.8 cm

Chabazite, Wasson's Bluff, Cumberland Co., Nova Scotia, Canada

Chabazite, Wasson’s Bluff, Cumberland Co., Nova Scotia, Canada – 9.0 cm

Chabazite, Wasson's Bluff, Cumberland Co., Nova Scotia, Canada

Chabazite, Wasson’s Bluff, Cumberland Co., Nova Scotia, Canada – 5.4 cm

Chabazite, Wasson's Bluff, Cumberland Co., Nova Scotia, Canada

Chabazite, Wasson’s Bluff, Cumberland Co., Nova Scotia, Canada
Field of view 6 cm

Chabazite, Wasson's Bluff, Cumberland Co., Nova Scotia, Canada

Chabazite, Wasson’s Bluff, Cumberland Co., Nova Scotia, Canada – 5.3 cm

Chabazite, Wasson's Bluff, Cumberland Co., Nova Scotia, Canada

Chabazite, Wasson’s Bluff, Cumberland Co., Nova Scotia, Canada
Field of view 2.2 cm

Chabazite, Wasson's Bluff, Cumberland Co., Nova Scotia, Canada

Chabazite, Wasson’s Bluff, Cumberland Co., Nova Scotia, Canada – 5.0 cm