Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 12.16.2021 | Filed under:


Specimen # 102627
Mineral: Copper
Location: Bennet Brook (Colonial Copper Mine), Cap D'Or, Cumberland Co., Nova Scotia, Canada
Size: 5.8 x 3.7 x 1.2 cm


Detailed Description

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 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