Pyrite, Marcasite, Calcite, Dolomite, Quartz
Nanisivik Mine, Nanisivik, Baffin Island, Nunavut Territory, Canada
Cabinet, 15.3 x 11.5 x 7.0 cm
A DRAMATIC and SIGNIFICANT LARGE CABINET combination piece from the famous Nanisivik Mine, above the Arctic Circle on Baffin Island, North West Territory, Canada. Most of the specimen and matrix consists of sparkly, brassy pyrite blades pseudomorphing marcasite. Aesthetically scattered are lustrous, doubly terminated, amber calcite crystals to 1.8 cm, clusters of lustrous, chalcopyrite-speckled, gray dolomite rhombs, and transparent, water-clear, doubly terminated quartz crystals to 5.8 cm. Scattered periphery damage is trivial, for such a large piece. The Nanisivik Mine is one of the highest latitude and coldest underground mines in the world. 15.3 x 11.5 x 7.0 cm