Mohawkite freeform pendant in Sterling Silver
Beautiful Mohawkite freeform pendant with 18" chain with bezel setting in Sterling Silver. The pendant measures 27 x 18 mm including the bezel. It features great quartz inclusions as well to go along with this rare material. Mohawkite: Mohawkite is a rare rock consisting of mixtures of arsenic , silver, nickel, skutterudite and copper, with the formula Cu3As up to Cu6As, and the most desirable material was usually found in white quartz matrix. It has a hardness of 3-3.5 and a metallic luster. It is named after the Mohawk mine where it was originally found. Colors range from brassy-yellow to metallic gray, and sometimes will have a blue or greenish surface tarnish. These colors come from its two main ingredients, the arsenic-rich copper minerals algodonite and domeykite. Its color may resemble pyrrhotite, but unlike pyrrhotite, mohawkite is not magnetic.