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"Snowflake Mohawkite" in Quartz
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". This specimen measures 8.2 x 9.5 x 5 cm 5.5 centimeters and weighs 10.7 oz. This would be a great addition to the collection of a Michigan species collector.
3 1/2 in. x 3 in. x 2 1/8 in. 8.2 cm x 9.5 cm x 5.5 764 gr. #SFO 52
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 No. 1 shaft when they were mining for copper.
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