Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 12.15.2021 | Filed under:


Specimen # 102621
Mineral: Copper
Location: Bennet Brook (Colonial Copper Mine), Cap D'Or, Cumberland Co., Nova Scotia, Canada
Size: 6.7 x 4.9 x 4.0 cm


Detailed Description

A gorgeous branching aggregate of copper crystals towers over the basalt at the base of this piece. The copper crystals are bright and have many sharp features. This piece is from the finds of 2011-13 by Terry Collett and Ronnie Van Dommelen and has been in Ronnie’s personal collection until now.  A beauty!

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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