ANY OTHER PROSPECTORS / MINERS ON AAPK ???

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Re: ANY OTHER PROSPECTORS / MINERS ON AAPK ???

Postby stagman » Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:31 am

That snow flake is a really neat rock..never heard of that before..
There are a lot of treasures of all sorts to be found,
research & then get after em !!!

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Re: ANY OTHER PROSPECTORS / MINERS ON AAPK ???

Postby mrwatch » Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:08 pm

The arsenic leave me out. I have owned this for several years.
"Snowflake Mohawkite" in Quartz
Mohawk mine,
Keweenaw Co., Michigan
"Mohawkite" is a mixture of copper arsenides, including algodonite and domeykite, of variable composition. It often occurs as irregular masses in the Michigan copper ores of the Keweenaw Peninsula. In this specimen, it fills the spaces between .5 – 1.5 centimeter-sized "snowflakes" made up of radiating quartz crystals--hence the informal name "snowflake mohawkite". This specimen measures 8.2 x 9.5 x 5 cm 5.5 centimeters and weighs 10.7 oz. This would be a great addition to the collection of a Michigan species collector.
3 1/2 in. x 3 in. x 2 1/8 in. 8.2 cm x 9.5 cm x 5.5 764 gr. #SFO 52

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.

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Re: ANY OTHER PROSPECTORS / MINERS ON AAPK ???

Postby Doc B » Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:52 pm

mrwatch wrote:The arsenic leave me out. I have owned this for several years.
"Snowflake Mohawkite" in Quartz
Mohawk mine,
Keweenaw Co., Michigan
"Mohawkite" is a mixture of copper arsenides, including algodonite and domeykite, of variable composition. It often occurs as irregular masses in the Michigan copper ores of the Keweenaw Peninsula. In this specimen, it fills the spaces between .5 – 1.5 centimeter-sized "snowflakes" made up of radiating quartz crystals--hence the informal name "snowflake mohawkite". This specimen measures 8.2 x 9.5 x 5 cm 5.5 centimeters and weighs 10.7 oz. This would be a great addition to the collection of a Michigan species collector.
3 1/2 in. x 3 in. x 2 1/8 in. 8.2 cm x 9.5 cm x 5.5 764 gr. #SFO 52

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.


Very cool! Thanks for the additional insight!

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Re: ANY OTHER PROSPECTORS / MINERS ON AAPK ???

Postby mrwatch » Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:32 pm

your welcome. I try to maintain a large database of my collection. Plus a free mineral database. Not to mention my knives and many other collectibles. Sometimes I actually know where they all are at. ::hmm::

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Re: ANY OTHER PROSPECTORS / MINERS ON AAPK ???

Postby richard » Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:39 pm

i am in australia . i pan my local creek. here are some finds.gold ore,quartz, opal, small near pure gold flakes. and lots of small gem stones.
alas no nuggets, but i have recently bought a sluice and water pump. will be able to shift more material with that. :D
hopefully a nugget or 2
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Re: ANY OTHER PROSPECTORS / MINERS ON AAPK ???

Postby stagman » Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:45 am

Nice finds Richard,,, you are gonna love your sluice
did you get like a high banker where you pull water out of the creek
up on dry land, or a sluice box that sets in the creek ???

I have a 36 inch sluice box powered by the creek you set it up in..
and if one person is digging material and the other feeding the sluice,
you can really pour the buckets thru in a 4 hour time frame
I also have a Dry Washer for the desert out here in Arizona....
I have read that a lot of Aussie nuggets are 94-98% pure
Good luck on your new venture

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Re: ANY OTHER PROSPECTORS / MINERS ON AAPK ???

Postby richard » Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:43 am

hi stagman, i can use the sluice as as a high banker with the the pump.or set in the creek.with stones to direct the water.through it.
i have used it a few times now.can get lots of material through it. to take home. to refine.with the turbo pan . and black sand magnet. :D

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Re: ANY OTHER PROSPECTORS / MINERS ON AAPK ???

Postby stagman » Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:45 am

Turbo pan...LOL...I saw a Aussie fella talking of these years back and that they were
invented in your land "down under"
I bought one right after they came out, I was amazed at how fast you could
rip thru a pan of material with great recovery....bout 4 months after I got it,
I won a panning contest with it a a mining festival !!!

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