Bancroft (Ontario, Canada)
Emplaced in orange calcite is a lustrous, black, octahedral crystal of uraninite, .7 cm across, which has been twinned and penetrated by another uraninite crystal.

Ever wonder what raw uranium looks like?

Bancroft is a center for rock collectors, with 80% of Canada’s minerals (including uranium) found nearby. The Bancroft Rockhound Gemboree attracts many rock hounds every August.

With a scenic cliff called Eagle’s Nest, abandoned mines, and wildlife parks to explore, it sounds like an interesting place to visit.

Photo credit: Wikimedia (“Minerals of Bancroft”)


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