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- White Pine mine, Ontonagon Co., Michigan, United States
- 8.5 x 4.5 x 2 cm - Sm Cabinet
- Ore Minerals
The copper deposits of the White Pine mine are large stratiform deposits in the Nonesuch shale of upper Precambrian age. The ore is typically finely disseminated barely seen in the shale. Copper concentrations average 1-2% Copper. Higher grade zones occur in open fractures from a second pulse of mineralization and the Copper can crystallize nicely as with this specimen which shows superb micro octahedral crystals with a peculiar brassy luster. Micro Bornite (?) crystals are sprinkled about the Copper. Great showy specimen.