|Name Origin||It was named after the Algodones Mines in Chile
where it was first discovered in 1857.
|Color||Silver white to steel gray; tarnishes rapidly to a dull brown
|Hardness||3-4 on the Mohs scale|
|Crystal System||Hexagonal crystals rare; usually massiv, granular, reniforn
|Specific Gravity (SG)||3.38|
Note: Algodonite stone is rarely cut, but when they are cut, they should be sprayed with lacquer to avoid tarnishing. Algodonite is very sensitive to heat, and care must be exercised in cutting.
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