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Breithauptite Rare Thumbnail Mineral Specimen Nickel Metallic Ore, Canada Mines

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Rose-gold color, hard to find nickel geological ore sample.

Dimensions (millimeters): 30 x 15 x 7 (small sample)

Dimensions (inches): 1.2 x .6 x .28 (petite specimen)

Chemistry: NiSb

Origins: from Nipissing 73 Meyer Shaft, Cobalt, Ontario, Canada

Thumbnail specimen, housed in small acrylic museum display box

When we bought this breithauptite it was the first time we had ever encountered it in the market. We had an entire list of Canadian mineral collectors who for years had also wanted a sample. It is very difficult to acquire. It was back in the 90s when the Canadian economy wasn't so good and two out of work geologists had time to research the old maps. They were able to rediscover this location. It was indeed a one time rediscovery. Cobalt, Ontario has a fascinating mining history.

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