David K. Joyce

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 18% or multiply by 0.82.

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CopperCopper, Cap D'Or, Nova Scotia
  • Item #8292
  • Copper
  • 4.7x5.0x0.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 7mm
  • $60.00
  • 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 #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.
Copper, AnalcimeCopper, Cap D'Or, Nova Scotia
  • Item #25026
  • Copper, Analcime
  • 7.4x5.5x3.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: Co 0.5mm, An 8mm
  • $85.00
  • Wasson's Bluff
  • Cumbria
    Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Here is something you don't see very often! It is a nice analcime crystal specimen with native copper poking out here and there in and between the analcime crystals. The analcime crystals are sharp, lustrous trapezohedra. Very nice!
CopperCopper, Cap D'Or, Nova Scotia
  • Item #26906
  • Copper
  • 5.2x3.8x2.6 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 11mm
  • $45.00
  • Colonial Copper Mine
  • Cape D'or
    Nova Scotia, Canada
  • A group of distorted but sharp, dendritic copper crystals exposed on chloritized basalt matrix. Displays very well.