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Algodonite with Domeykite


Algodonite and domeykite are both binary compounds of copper and arsenic. Haidinger (1845) named domeykite in honor of Ignacio Domeyko (1802-1889), Chilean mineralogist. And Field (1857) named algodonite after its type locality, the Algodones mine in Chile. In Michigan, these two minerals form a very fine-grained (nano-scale in fact) intergrowth locally known as mohawkite, after the mine name.

This is a nugget of algodonite-domeykite, hand polished on one side. The unpolished side is dull and satiny. Heavy. 288 g.

Price: $250

Item code: MS1445

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