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Ojibway Datolites
Mohawk, Keweenaw Co., Michigan
Field-collecting Status:  Owned by a Logging Company, collect at one's own risk.

    The datolites from Ojibway Mine were quite an unexpected discovery, and the first datolites I saw coming from Ojibway was the white ones with gray copper inclusions concentrated at the center. I tried to find those datolites with no success until I explored one side where I found one datolite nodule just when the sun was setting. So I came back to that area the next day, and found one more! Those two were in plain sight in the bulldozed track and caked with mud. Later, I lifted a big rock to expose a big datolite with so much copper in it. Very few with pink and green colors were found there.

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Plenty of pink dots in this one(rare??).
Found by Jeffrey A., August 2005
Rimmed with copper,
Found by Jeffrey A., August 2005
Broken piece from what
 may be once a big datolite
August 2012
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Supposedly rare find
according to the datolite hunters.
Very rich in copper inclusions.
Found by JeffreyA., August 2007
greenish-gray dashes
First type of datolite found
at Ojibway Mine.

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Greenish color
Pinkish color due to copper Rare pink color