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Mineral Specimen #4550    Pink Datolite Crystals

Lower Copper Falls Mine, Keweenaw Co., Michigan

5.5 x 2.5 x 2.3 cm


Ex. Lillian Nadeau

Despite all of the Datolite nodules found in Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula (which are unique to the area); Datolite crystals are quite rare. In fact, I have only seen them from the Copper Falls area. The color varies from a light peach/pink to a darker, more reddish color near the bases of the crystals. The color is due to micro inclusions of native Copper. The crystals have a medium, glossy luster.

Condition: Good

Flaws: A couple of the crystals have cracks and there is a small area where the crystals are broken.

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