Algodonite is a copper arsenide mineral with a specific gravity of 8.38. These stones have opaque transparency and they have a sub-conchoidal fracture.
It is frequently associated with domeykite and other copper arsenides. Sometimes, it can be found as a mixture of these minerals that creates Mohawkite. Algadonites are non-magnetic and non-fluorescent.
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Algodonite is a gray-white metallic mineral that crystallizes in the hexagonal system. These stones are quite sensitive to heat and one should be careful while cutting. Cabochons of these stones are attractive and unusual but they will lose their luster quickly and become dull.
In 1857, Algodonite was first described from the Algodones silver mine, Coquimbo, Chile. It was named "Algodonite" after its locality, Algodones silver mine.
Algodonite is mostly found and associated with copper arsenides, koutekite, domeykite, and silver. These stones are uncommon in hydrothermal deposits.
The chemical formula of Algodonite is Cu6As. These stones have a hardness of 4 according to the Mohs scale.
Algodonite doesn't have any kind of specimen or type.
The price of Algodonite can range from $5 to $100.
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