Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 12.16.2021 | Filed under:


Specimen # 102637
Mineral: Copper
Location: Cap D'Or, Cumberland Co., Nova Scotia, Canada
Size: 4.8 x 3.5 x 3.5 cm


Detailed Description

A group of well-defined copper crystals on basalt, collected in October, 2021. Stands for display as photographed. This piece stands out for the contrast between the red cuprite patina and the green basalt matrix – looks great!

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