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PostPosted: Jan 10, 2019 11:45    Post subject: Snowflake mohawkite  

"Snowflake Mohawkite" in Quartz
Mohawk Mine, Keweenaw Co., Michigan
"Mohawkite" is a mixture of copper arsenides, including algodonite and domeykite, of variable composition. It often occurs as irregular masses in the Michigan copper ores of the Keweenaw Peninsula. In this specimen, it fills the spaces between .5 – 1.5 centimeter-sized "snowflakes" made up of radiating quartz crystals--hence the informal name "snowflake mohawkite".

Mohawkite is a rare semi-precious gemstone that occurs in only one area in the world, the Mohawk Mine in the Mohawk - Ameek area of Keweenaw County, Michigan.  Mohawkite was discovered in January of 1900 near the No. 1 shaft when they were mining for copper.

Mohawkite is a rare rock consisting of mixtures of arsenic, silver, nickel, skutterudite, and copper.



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 Mineral: Quartz with mohawkite
 Locality:
Mohawk Mine, Mohawk, Keweenaw County, Michigan, USA
 Dimensions: 3 1/2 x 3 x 2 1/8 in. - 8.2 x 9.5 x 5.5 cm
 Description:
"Snowflake Mohawkite" in Quartz.
764 gr.
 Viewed:  502 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Quartz with mohawkite
 Locality:
Mohawk Mine, Mohawk, Keweenaw County, Michigan, USA
 Dimensions: 3 1/2 x 3 x 2 1/8 in. - 8.2 x 9.5 x 5.5 cm.
 Description:
Snowflake mohawkite. 764 gr.
 Viewed:  502 Time(s)

041046.jpg



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 Mineral: Quartz with mohawkite
 Locality:
Mohawk Mine, Mohawk, Keweenaw County, Michigan, USA
 Dimensions: 3 1/2 x 3 x 2 1/8 in. - 8.2 x 9.5 x 5.5 cm
 Description:
Mohawkite rough. 764 gr.
 Viewed:  499 Time(s)

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