A great tree of crystallized native copper on basalt from Cap D’Or. This specimen has some nice sharp copper crystal faces among the beautiful branches of copper – really nice under magnification. I would mount it for display oriented as in the first photo; it sits naturally for display as in the second photo, if you prefer that orientation. A very good Bennet Brook copper specimen!
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.