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Mohawk Mine, Mohawk, Keweenaw Co., Michigan, USA
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Latitude: 47°18'29"N
Longitude: 88°21'20"W
 
 
A copper mine located at Mohawk (headframe hamlet) near Copper Harbor, on the east side of Route 41.

The Mohawk Mining Co. was incorporated in 1898 with Joseph Gay as president, after lumberman Ernest Koch found copper on the property in 1896. It is best known to collectors for the occurrence of mohawkite (a mixture of algodonite, domeykite, and copper). The mine also produced a large amount of native silver, especially in the upper levels. In 1923 the Mohawk Mining Co. took over the Wolverine Copper Mining Co. and the Michigan Copper Mining Co.


Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities
Algodonite
Analcime
Ankerite
Annabergite
Azurite
Calcite
Chalcocite
Chrysocolla
Copper
Cuprite
Datolite
Dolomite
Domeykite
Epidote
Erythrite
Guérinite
Gypsum
Hematite
Kamiokite
Koutekite
Laumontite
Lavendulan
Maucherite
Microcline
'Mohawkite'
Natrolite
Nickeline
Nickelskutterudite
var: Chloanthite
Olivenite
Pararammelsbergite
Paratacamite
Paxite
Pharmacolite
Picropharmacolite
Prehnite
Quartz
Rammelsbergite
Rauenthalite
Sainfeldite
Silver
Skutterudite
var: Smaltite

Tyrolite
Vladimirite


47 entries listed. 41 valid minerals.

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References

The Mines Handbook, 1926.

Moore, Paul B., Copper-Nickel Arsenides of the Mohawk No. 2 Mine, Mohawk, Keweenaw County, Michigan; The Department of the Geophysical Sciences, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60637.

Rocks & Minerals (1946): 21: 664.

American Mineralogist (1971): 56: 1319-1331.

Mineralogical Record: 23(2).

Rocks & Minerals (1983): 58: 111.

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