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Cubanite - classic twinned crystals
stock #AX-29-091
Henderson Number 2, Chibougamau
Quebec, Canada
2 x 1.3 x 1 CM (thumbnail)
price: $1400
new year 2021

Cubanite twin crystals in a cluster with virtually no matrix. In fine condition as seen, such good Cubanite crystals have become quite rare as it has been over two decades since the last of this world class find. This one shows excellent golden luster and form, the largest crystal is a full sixling twin. It is very unlikely there will ever be more of this quality found. There are several localities in the world for this mineral but any crystals are very rare and almost all are micros. These Canadian specimens are the by a wide margin the best in the world, and good twins are especially scarce now.

Cubanite with Calcite
stock #AX-3-009
Henderson Number 2, Chibougamau
Quebec, Canada
1.8 x 1.5 x 1.1 CM (thumbnail)
price: $700
new year 2021

A fully twinned Cubanite crystal from the great find at Chibougamau almost 25 years ago. This Cubanite has a small spray of flat Calcite crystals on one corner giving a nice accent. There is no matrix. A circle of an iridescent alteration in the very center of the radiating arms is quite unusual. This patina is the classic brassy golden metallic. The front side is complete all around with the radiating point off center but crystallized on the fat edge. The back is contacted though not broken and about 50% complete. One small chip is noted on the display face that is visible by naked eye but can be hidden by creative mounting. Cubanite is very delicate and some damage is normal, this is not perfect but has far less than most. The find at this mine (Henderson #2) was by far the greatest ever with the best Cubanite crystals ever seen. These are only available from old collections and the most desirable are the flat twinned crystals that show the radiating or star striations.

Cubanite
stock #13.1-240
Henderson Mine, Chibougamou
Quebec, Canada
3 x 2.3 x 1.8 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $625


An esthetic cluster of shining Cubanite crystals all showing classic twinningset on just a sliver of matrix. The Henderson Mine at Chibougamou has been closed for many years, it was the only source of these fine, sizable Cubanite crystals. The largest crystal in this cluster is is 2 CM across, and sits well on top of the specimen. Close exam shows some minor bruising, contacts and natural cracks, so this is not for perfectionists, but as Cubanite is a very delicate mineral this is in relatively fine condition. and far better than average. Some areas that look like damage in the photos are on inspection fully intact and crystalized with a rough texture. The metallic luster is excellent and has a nice patina. These are a modern classic and somthing of a "holy grail" for most collectors, the starburst twinning habit is especially desirable. An excellent value for the quality.

Cubanite-large twinned crystals
stock #AX-24-530
Henderson Mine, Chibougamou
Quebec, Canada
3.4 x 1.7 x 1.4 CM (miniature)
price: $2450


Unusually large, sharp lustrous and very well defined Cubanite. Although Cubanite has been found at several locales in the world, the only source of fine crystals was the Henderson Mine, now long closed. There will never be any more of these which are by far the worlds best Cubanites. This specimen has a super dispaly face with very sharp striations and clear twinning. Some contacting on the back but the front displays very well. Specimens of this quality can only be had from old collections being recycled, and this size is almost never seen.

Cubanite -classic twinned crystal
stock #AX-24-251
Chibougamau
Quebec, Canada
1.2 x .9 x .3 CM (thumbnail)
price: $330


Small but sharp, complete and in fine condition, an excellent twinned Cubanite from the famed Chibougamau Mine. This is a floater, complete on edges and displays fine on either side. The Golden luster is two toned on one side that adds an interesting contrast. The worlds best Cubanites came from Chibougamau more than 20 years ago, none since. In good condition overall though micro chips on a few edges can be found with magnification, this is a very brittle mineral. Examples this intact were always rare, and larger examples are always expensive. This small piece is a super compromise and much less costly than larger specimens.

Cubanite twinned crystals
stock #A-24-247
Chibougamau
Quebec, Canada
1.6 x 1.2 x .4 CM (thumbnail)
price: $300
Winter 2016-17

A sharp and lustrous thumbnail in exceptional condition. Clean twinned crystals with classic form and bright striations. Classic material from the Henderson #2 mine at Chibougamau which has been closed for years but once produced the finest Cubanites ever seen. Good value for form and quality.