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- Whitehorse Cu Belt, Whitehorse dist., Yukon Territory, Canada
- Cabinet 12x8x8cm
Large ore specimen loaded with mostly bronze colored Valleriite as shown in the photos. Also in association is Magnetite, which constitutes most of the matrix and perhaps a bit of Pyrrhotite. Bornite is also present as large crystal grains showing the typical blue iridescence. A great rich piece which has obviously had some work done analytically as you can see the sawed flat side. Looking closely at this specimen you can also detect some parallel fabric, which may be slickenside surfaces. Whitehorse Copper belt is an important historic Yukon mining district with reserves in the hundreds of millions of dollars.