Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 03.25.2024 | Filed under:


Specimen # 102967
Mineral: Chabazite
Location: Wasson's Bluff, Cumberland Co., Nova Scotia, Canada
Size: 8.8 x 6.0 x 3.7 cm
Price: $75.00 CAD


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Detailed Description

This cabinet specimen is hosts a thick arc of chabazite crystals – all are penetration twins. The chabazite crystals have additional modifications and a couple of the crystals exhibit the “phacolite” habit. This specimen is from an area at Wasson’s Bluff known as the “Pink Zone”, and the pockets there are usually small, tight (without room for crystals or specimens of decent size) and crumbly. The colour is a warm pinkish hue, certainly more pink than orange or beige, but not a bright pink. In excellent condition for its size and for the Pink Zone, there are incomplete crystals lower on the specimen, and a couple of chips.  A very fine chabazite in a colour and style that are not as common for the mineral – this is a great piece.

About the Minerals and Localities of the Bay of Fundy (click here)

About The Chabazites From Wasson’s Bluff

Wasson’s Bluff is world famous for colourful chabazite crystals, ranging in colour from pinks to various hues of orange and all the way to dark red. The chabazites from Wasson’s Bluff have been collected since the mid-19th century, and production of truly fine specimens has been sporadic. Although several of the productive zones have been exhausted as the basalt has eroded away to the underlying sandstone, occasional finds have produced excellent specimens.


Please Note: the colour representation in the still photographs has been carefully calibrated and adjusted to approximate an accurate rendition of this specimen in daylight (shade). The colours in the video are not similarly adjusted.

Additional information

Dimensions 22 × 37 × 34 cm