Calcite with Pyrrhotite,Pyrite and Apophyllite


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This specimen was collected in 1978 and was exchanged with the National Museum of Canada in 1983 by Steve Chamberlain (Chamberlain label included). It was then bought by John Betts who sold it to me in 2007. The Gaspé Copper Mine was a significant copper producer in Eastern Canada for over forty years and closed more than two decades ago. This specimen is significant in a number of ways. It contains 4 distinct species, with both pyrrhotite and irridescent pyrite as well as a healthy number of small apophyllites. The color is a charcoal grey and the pyrrhotites are embedded in deep vugs within the crystal faces.

Locality: Gaspe Copper Mine, Murdochville, Quebec, Canada

Dimensions: 6.6 × 5.5 × 5 cm
Dimensions: 6.6 × 5.5 × 5 cm