These branches of small copper crystals are on a substantial basalt matrix, providing great contrast. The copper crystals are bright and lustrous and the main crystal is particularly sharp. A very nice display specimen of Nova Scotia copper!
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.