Small but sharp, complete and in fine condition, an excellent twinned Cubanite from the famed Chibougamau Mine. This is a floater, complete on edges and displays fine on either side. The Golden luster is two toned on one side that adds an interesting contrast. The worlds best Cubanites came from Chibougamau more than 20 years ago, none since. In good condition overall though micro chips on a few edges can be found with magnification, this is a very brittle mineral. Examples this intact were always rare, and larger examples are always expensive. This small piece is a super compromise and much less costly than larger specimens.
A perfect, undamaged sixling twin with brilliant luster perched on contrasting dark matrix. From the only find that ever produced good crystals, very few perfect ones were ever found and few of those were on matrix. Now that the mine has been closed for years specimens of this calibre are only rarely available from old collections. Textbook form and top quality for the species. While this is a good deal more expensive than other Cubanites we offer, this is certainly in a class by itself.
Cubanite twinned crystals
1.6 x 1.2 x .4 CM (thumbnail)
A sharp and lustrous thumbnail in exceptional condition. Clean twinned crystals with classic form and bright striations. Classic material from the Henderson #2 mine at Chibougamou which has been closed for years but once produced the finest Cubanites ever seen. Good value for form and quality.