David K. Joyce Minerals

Copper, Cap D'Or, Nova Scotia

I am very pleased to offer you something very unusual. Copper has been known from Cape D'Or in Nova Scotia for a very long time. He does a much better job than I ever could here, of relating the history of this classic locality. Recently, some excellent specimens of crystallized native copper have been collected. The best are sharp, dendritic, twinned branches of well formed copper crystals, sometimes attached to matrix. The crystals often occur in soft chlorite or zeolites in seams between blocks of altered basalt and it is actually difficult to obtain copper on matrix. Here are some excellent examples. They were from the collection of a well known Nova Scotian collector. Many of the specimens are mounted on acrylic stands which can be easily removed, if you prefer. Check out the article about collecting at Cape D'Or in the "Articles" section of this website or for an excellent insight into the locality, please go to the "Useful Links" section of this website and go to "The Mineralogy of Nova Scotia" website by Ronnie Van Dommelen.

All prices in Canadian dollars. For payment in US$, deduct 19% or multiply by 0.81.

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Copper, CupriteCopper, Cap D'Or, Nova Scotia
  • Item #7990
  • Copper, Cuprite
  • 5.7x3.3x1.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 7mm
  • $35.00
  • Colonial Copper Mine
  • Cape D'Or, Cumberland County
    Nova Scotia, Canada
  • A gnarly group of copper crystals, some fairly sharp, encrusted with deep-red cuprite.
CopperCopper, Cap D'Or, Nova Scotia
  • Item #8292
  • Copper
  • 4.7x5.0x0.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 7mm
  • $75.00
  • Colonial Copper Mine
  • Cap D'Or, Cumberland County
    Nova Scotia, Canada
  • An aesthetic, branching aggregate of copper crystals ranging in larger, at the base to very fine at the tips of the dendrites.
CopperCopper, Cap D'Or, Nova Scotia
  • Item #9623
  • Copper
  • 4.3x3.8x3.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 12mm
  • $65.00
  • Colonial Copper Mine
  • Cape D'Or, Cumberland County
    Nova Scotia, Canada
  • A pleasing, dendritic formation of copper crystals is exposed nicely in a chlorite seam in basalt. Shows nicely.
CopperCopper, Cap D'Or, Nova Scotia
  • Item #12380
  • Copper
  • 5.8x2.2x1.1 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 10mm
  • $40.00
  • Colonial Copper Mine
  • Cape D'Or, Cumberland County
    Nova Scotia, Canada
  • A superb, elongated cluster of copper crystals that range from large blocky crystals to small, branching dendritic crystals. Very nice!
CopperCopper, Cap D'Or, Nova Scotia
  • Item #12381
  • Copper
  • 3.9x4.3x2.2 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 4mm
  • $30.00
  • Colonial Copper Mine
  • Cape D'Or, Cumberland County
    Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Branches of twinned crystals of copper are concentrated at the top of this matrix of altered basalt. A little cuprite present on the copper crystals in place. Stands perfectly for display.
CopperCopper, Cap D'Or, Nova Scotia
  • Item #12375
  • Copper
  • 7.8x5.0x4.2 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 13mm
  • $65.00
  • Colonial Copper Mine
  • Cape D'Or, Cumberland County
    Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Sharp crystals of native copper are well exposed in chlorite on the front of this basalt matrix. The specimen displays very well since it is inclined at about 45 degrees from horizontal. Nice specimen from an unusual location!
CopperCopper, Cap D'Or, Nova Scotia
  • Item #12372
  • Copper
  • 4.5x2.8x0.2 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 15mm
  • $45.00
  • Colonial Copper Mine
  • Cape D'Or, Cumberland County
    Nova Scotia, Canada
  • A lovely dendritic group of sharp copper crystals that have been liberated from their chlorite matrix. Some chlorite still attached. Looks great!
CopperCopper, Cap D'Or, Nova Scotia
  • Item #12371
  • Copper
  • 4.9x2.8x0.2 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 10mm
  • $35.00
  • Colonial Copper Mine
  • Cape D'Or, Cumberland County
    Nova Scotia, Canada
  • An attractive dendritic growth of copper crystals. It is difficult to say how long any individual crystal is since the crystals all appear to be twinned extensions of each other! Attractive and instructive.
CopperCopper, Cap D'Or, Nova Scotia
  • Item #12361
  • Copper
  • 4.5x3.9x2.2 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 2mm
  • $35.00
  • Colonial Copper Mine
  • Cape D'Or, Cumberland County
    Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Several elongated groups of twinned copper crystals partially coated with zeolites, chlorite and some cuprite. Nice! Displays very well.
CopperCopper, Cap D'Or, Nova Scotia
  • Item #12370
  • Copper
  • 3.2x2.2x1.8 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 6mm
  • $35.00
  • Colonial Copper Mine
  • Cape D'Or, Cumberland County
    Nova Scotia, Canada
  • This one is different! Curious, rounded crystals of copper, some with a silvery coating of a different metallic phase are exposed in a seam of analcime and chlorite. Interesting morphology!
CopperCopper, Cap D'Or, Nova Scotia
  • Item #12365
  • Copper
  • 8.4x9.0x4.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 13mm
  • $90.00
  • Colonial Copper Mine
  • Cape D'Or, Cumberland County
    Nova Scotia, Canada
  • A couple of clusters of copper crystals, some very sharp, some extremely rounded are aesthetically presented on the front of this altered basalt matrix. Super!
CopperCopper, Cap D'Or, Nova Scotia
  • Item #15560
  • Copper
  • 6.8x3.0x0.3 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 10mm
  • $65.00
  • Colonial Copper Mine
  • Cape Dor
    Nova Scotia, Canada
  • A branching aggregate of copper crystals from the old locality at Cape Dor. Mounted on an acrylic base for excellent viewing.
CopperCopper, Cap D'Or, Nova Scotia
  • Item #15570
  • Copper
  • 5.8x1.4x0.1 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 58mm
  • $35.00
  • Colonial Copper Mine
  • Cape Dor
    Nova Scotia, Canada
  • A single, 58mm long twinned crystal of copper with some little auxiliary crystals and branches off of it. Nice!
CopperCopper, Cap D'Or, Nova Scotia
  • Item #17240
  • Copper
  • 4.4x3.4x1.3 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 11mm
  • $35.00
  • Colonial Copper Mine
  • Cape D'or
    Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Sharp, bright crystals of copper protrude out of a seam in altered rock. Nice example!!
CopperCopper, Cap D'Or, Nova Scotia
  • Item #17241
  • Copper
  • 6.6x5.5x3.2 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 3mm
  • $55.00
  • Colonial Copper Mine
  • Cape D'or
    Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Dendritic branches of sharp copper crystals have been exposed in chlorite in this seam in altered rock. Nice looking!
CopperCopper, Cap D'Or, Nova Scotia
  • Item #17243
  • Copper
  • 8.2x5.9x0.7 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 6mm
  • $90.00
  • Colonial Copper Mine
  • Cape D'or
    Nova Scotia, Canada
  • A thick, branching group of copper crystals well mounted on an acrylic base. They don't come around like this very often!
CopperCopper, Cap D'Or, Nova Scotia
  • Item #17244
  • Copper
  • 5.7x4.1x3.6 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 3mm
  • $70.00
  • Colonial Copper Mine
  • Cape D'or
    Nova Scotia, Canada
  • A thick vein of copper crystals exposed from their zeolite encasement protrude up and out of this basalt matrix. The crystals are very sharp, showing signs of twinning. Nice specimen!
CopperCopper, Cap D'Or, Nova Scotia
  • Item #17246
  • Copper
  • 5.8x3.0x2.7 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 6mm
  • $45.00
  • Colonial Copper Mine
  • Cape D'or
    Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Nice, lustrous copper crystals are exposed on the front of this matrix. Displays well.
CopperCopper, Cap D'Or, Nova Scotia
  • Item #17249
  • Copper
  • 6.9x7.1x3.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 18mm
  • $40.00
  • Colonial Copper Mine
  • Cape D'or
    Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Copper crystals in dendritic form are well exposed in a chlorite seam on this matrix. Displays well!