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.
These unusual designer cabochons are a combination of copper arsenates with chalcopyrite (fool's gold!), nickel, cobalt, silver and iron and Mohawkite has a very distinctive metallic sheen. Mohawkite cabochons have a great pattern of metallic areas set off nicely within a white quartz.
Mohawkite is soft, just a 3-3.5, so care must be taken when polishing and wearing Mohawkite cabochons. Also Mohawkite can tarnish and gentle use of a rouge cloth will keep it shiny!
Metaphysical Properties of Mohawkite: Mohawkite is said to increase one's sense of purpose and willpower.