• Quartz with Arsenopyrite, Dolomite, Sphalerite and Pyrite
  • Quartz with Arsenopyrite, Dolomite, Sphalerite and Pyrite
Carbonates

Quartz with Arsenopyrite, Dolomite, Sphalerite and Pyrite

$250.00   €247  £210.00 approx.  

This specimen is priced in US dollars, all other prices are approximate.

ID: CC32122
A spectacular combination of minerals form this most pleasing cabinet specimen from Yaogangxian mine in Yizhang County, Hunan Province, China; a tin and tungsten deposit hosted in a Mesozoic granite pluton intruded into Cambrian-Devonian sediments (mainly sandstones) and Jurassic limestones. The specimen is dominated by a 7.8 x 5.4 x 5.2 cm, transparent to translucent, colourless to light grey Quartz crystal with a perfect termination. Two and a half faces of the Quartz prism are encrusted with honeycomb-like, crystallised, snow white Dolomite and around the base are rich micro-druses of white Quartz plus crystals of Pyrite (more likely Chalcopyrite) and Sphalerite. A superb, 2.2 cm wide silver Arsenopyrite crystal is also present. The base reveals a mixture of green and purple Fluorite. A super combination from Yaogangxian mine, China.

Details

Dimensions
7.2 × 7.8 × 8.7 cm
Categories
Carbonates, Latest Additions, Quartz and Agate, Sulphates, Nitrates and Borates
Locality
Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang Co., Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China, Asia

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Arsenopyrite, Dolomite, Pyrite, Quartz, Sphalerite

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