David K. Joyce

Bertrandite, Parisite, Anatase, East Kemptville Tin Mine, Nova Scotia

The East Kemptville Tin Mine has been closed for many years. At one time it was a large open pit tin mine but due to high operating costs and low tin prices, was forced to close. The mineralogy was interesting. Besides the normal greisen-type mineralogy, there was a suite in a breccia in the east end of the pit that produced interesting micro crystals of twinned bertrandite, tapered parasite and very sharp anatase crystals. Occasionally there were also sharp, tabular crystals of fluorapatite and sharp brookite crystals. All of the specimens have sharp chlorite albite and often quartz crystals. Here are some examples from this unusual occurrence.

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AnataseBertrandite, Parisite, Anatase, East Kemptville Tin Mine, Nova Scotia
  • Item #16005
  • Anatase
  • 7.0x3.9x2.3 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 1mm
  • $30.00
  • East Kemptville Tin Mine
  • East Kemptville
    Nova Scotia, Canada
  • A couple of dozen very sharp anatase crystals are scattered around on the chlorite-quartz-albite crystals at one end of this specimen.