Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 12.15.2021 | Filed under:


Specimen # 102622
Mineral: Copper
Location: Bennet Brook (Colonial Copper Mine), Cap D'Or, Cumberland Co., Nova Scotia, Canada
Size: 8.0 x 7.2 x 2.8 cm


Detailed Description

A sharp blade-like aggregate of crystallized copper standing up out of the basalt. The copper is sharp, thin and fine. This is a dramatic, sculptural display specimen.

About the Minerals of the Bay of Fundy, including Cape D’Or photos (click here)


About These Copper Specimens

Copper has been known at Cap D’Or for at least two thousand years. Collection-quality specimens have been recovered sporadically from the shoreline basalt cliffs and outcrops, usually in isolated finds of single or small numbers of pieces. The period 2011-2013 was more productive, and since then finds have been few and far between.

Additional information

Dimensions 83 × 58 × 39 cm