High grade Mohawkite designer cabochons with nice gold splotches are sometimes referred to as Snowflake Mohawkite.
It 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 algodonite, domeykite and copper arsenates with chalcopyrite (fool's gold!), nickel, cobalt, silver and iron.
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 cabochons can tarnish and gentle use of a rouge cloth will keep it shiny!
Mohawkite is believed to increase one's sense of purpose and willpower.