• Quartz with Arsenopyrite, Dolomite, Sphalerite and Pyrite
  • Quartz with Arsenopyrite, Dolomite, Sphalerite and Pyrite
Sulphates, Nitrates and Borates

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.


7.2 × 7.8 × 8.7 cm
Carbonates, Latest Additions, Quartz and Agate, Sulphates, Nitrates and Borates
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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