Silver -branching crystals and wires
Port Radium, Great Bear Lake, Mackenzie Disrtict
2.1 x 2 x .2 CM (thumbnail)
Worldwide mix summer
A delicate Silver specimen with branching feathery crystals and no matrix at all. From the Larry White Thumbnail collection, this has a few bright metallic areas and lots of nice dark patina. The last mine in the area closed down in 1982, the area is now reclaimed and abandoned, so this specimen is certainly older than that. In fine condition, the habit is similar to some Batopilas specimens, but the structure is a bit more hefty.
Hematite- twinned pyramidal crystals
Hadley Bay, Vicroria Island, Inuvik Region
9.7 x 5.8 x 5.3 CM (cabinet)
A fine specimen of this unusual habit from Northern Canada found over 15 years ago. These have sometimes been labelled as Hematite Pseudomorph after Calcite (they are not) since the Hematite is somewhat shaped like a Calcite scalenohedron. The crystals reach to 2CM and some show complex growth and twinning. Very bright luster and better in person, the best example I have seen.