Dims: 2.8 x 2.6 x 1.6" (7.1 x 6.6 x 4.1 cm)
Wt: 1 lb., 2.8 oz. (534 g)
Cu Pass Deposit, Great Slave Lake, Northwest Territories, Canada
This amorphous chunk of Nickeline is different from our other specimens in the fact that a substantial amount of host rock is attached to it. The host rock appears to be made up of a feldspar that is intersected by a few thin calcite or limestone veins. This host material has a pale gray coloration and a pearly luster, and is attached to the Nickeline along a very flat plane. The Nickeline itself has the standard high density, metallic luster, and pale, almost coppery pink-gray coloration. Some of its surfaces are covered with a thin layer of a pale green, powdery substance.