Mohawkite

Mohawkite is a mixture of copper and arsenic-rich copper minerals such as algodonite and domeykite found as metallic masses, originally from the Mohawk Mine, Keweenaw Co., Michigan, USA.

Mohawkite yields attractive cabochons. It is often associated with Quartz
Photos of natural/un-cut material from mindat.org
Physical Properties of Mohawkite
Mohs Hardness3 to 3.5
Management Team, Gemdat.org (2012)
Colour
Colour (General)Pale brass yellow to silvery gold, sometimes yellowish white to gold brown in white quartz matrix.
Management Team, Gemdat.org (2012)
LustreMetallic
Management Team, Gemdat.org (2012)
Further Information
Mineral information:Mohawkite information at mindat.org
Significant Gem Localities
USA
 
  • Michigan
    • Houghton Co.
      • Calumet Township
[www.johnbetts-fineminerals.com]
    • Keweenaw Co.
      • Mohawk
Rocks & Min.: 21:664.
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