Dims: 3.1 x 2.9 x 1.0" (7.9 x 7.4 x 2.5 cm)
Wt: 1 lb., 2.3 oz. (519 g)
Cu Pass Deposit, Great Slave Lake, Northwest Territories, Canada
This hand specimen consists of a chunk of nearly pure Nickeline that has a cut and polished face. The face and small amount of unpolished breakage surface show the pale, coppery-red coloration and metallic luster that are standard for Nickeline, and many tiny hairline cracks are visible through the polished face. Those rough faces that are not freshly broken are coated with a thin layer of a powdery, pale-green substance that is obviously a nickel mineral. There is also a small amount of what is likely a feldspar on one end of the piece.