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Mineral Specimen #2439    Datolite Nodule

Drexel Mine, Delaware, Keweenaw Co., Michigan

3.3 x 2.8 x 1.1 cm


Ex. Seaman Mineral Museum

A light colored Datolite with red speckling due to the inclusion of micro Copper. The red speckles are in swirl like patterns and have a rosy pink color. Please note: the red speckles are more pronounced in the photos than in real life. The nodule has a curved surface which has a very high polish and no cracks. Although this mine closed in 1874, there are still some small dumps where specimens can still be recovered.

This mineral is also found in the following galleries: Minerals From Michigan | Nesosilicates | Minerals Priced Between 50 and 99 Dollars