Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 12.15.2021 | Filed under:


Specimen # 102623
Mineral: Copper
Location: Bennet Brook (Colonial Copper Mine), Cap D'Or, Cumberland Co., Nova Scotia, Canada
Size: 5.7 x 5.5 x 3.5 cm


Detailed Description

A beautiful arborescent aggregate of copper crystals (up to 1.9 cm) on basalt. A hint of red colouring (microscopic cuprite oxidation) compliments the beautiful form of this one.

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