Hackmanite Collecting Hike near Bancroft, Ontario

That's me in the beautiful small town of Bancroft, Ontario - the Mineral Capital of Canada. Click on the image above to begin the story.

We were prepared to hike into the forest for several miles to the well-known Davis Quarry, a very productive fluorescent mineral location where we could fnd massive white hackmanite in nepheline-syenite.


 Hiking in during daylight.

 We found the Davis quarry in late afternoon.
 Enjoying a well-stocked mineral location while waiting for nightfall.  

 The site was overflowing with choice fluorescent hackmanite.



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