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- Bear Meadow Adit, Quartz Hill deposit, Ketchikan district, Alaska, United States
- 11.5 x 6 x 3 cm - Cabinet
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All of the Cobalt specimens in this update probably originated from a study conducted in the 1960's. The results were summarized in the landmark publication "The Silver - Arsenides Deposits of the Cobalt-Gowganda Region, Ontario" edited by L. G. Berry with major contributions by W. Petruk and J. L. Jambor. On page 108, Petruk describes the five assemblages of mineralization at Cobalt. This specimen clearly fits into group #1, the Nickel-Arsenide assemblage characterized by complex botryoidal masses of Nickeline inter-growths with Breithauptite, Safflorite and Cobaltite. The minerals form concentric layers and it would be impossible to differentiate visually all the minerals without a thorough microprobe study. Looking closely at the ore, one can see the plumose-texture characteristic of all of these ore specimens. It is sawed flat and polished on one side.