Mohawkite nugget

Mohawk-Ahmeek Area, Keweenaw County, Michigan
Miniature, 5.2 x 3.1 x 2.1 cm
Start Time: 05/13/2009 5:00:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 05/21/2009 5:01:39 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

Mohawkite, a rare compound of silver, copper, arsenic, cobalt, nickle and iron, is found only one place in the world - in the Mohawk-Ahmeek area of Keweenaw County in Michigan (making this obviously the type locality). This 3.4 ounce or 94 gram nugget has been polished to show its pretty silvery tone with a hint of gold. A few years back we acquired the only available stash we know about of this material, which was mined in the 1950s. It had been sitting in a garage for a long, long time. This showy nugget is very distinctive, in that one face looks just like a "sylized heart".

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