Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 12.16.2021 | Filed under:


Specimen # 102640
Mineral: Copper
Location: Cap D'Or, Cumberland Co., Nova Scotia, Canada
Size: 4.2 x 2.4 x 0.6 cm


Detailed Description

This is a group of nice copper crystals, freed from enclosing analcime. The copper crystals include a nice red cuprite patina in places, and with magnification one can easily see sharp dodecahedral crystals. Collected in October 2021.

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