This is a significant Nova Scotia copper specimen. Unlike most very delicate or thin crystalline copper specimens from Cap D’Or, this is a robust and three-dimensional cluster of copper crystals – it’s a lot of copper for a Nova Scotia piece! The crystals are sharp and under magnification one can see nice combinations of dodecahedral and cubic forms. I personally would mount this one to stand vertically as in the first photo – looks super. This specimen was collected by Terry Collett from his find in 2013 and has resided in his personal collection until now.
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.