Dragon Minerals - Update August 18, 2019

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Arsenopyrite, Ilvaite, and Hedenbergite - $26
Huanggang Fe-Sn deposit, Hexigten Banner, Ulanhad League, Inner Mongolia, China
Miniature - 4.9 x 3.5 x 3.4 cm (1.9 x 1.4 x 1.3 inches)
84 grams (0.19 grams)
Specimen status: Available     Send an email with specimen number to order

This specimen consists mostly of lustrous, gunmetal gray arsenopyrite crystals, ranging from large to tiny. The tiny arsenopyrites add sparkle. It's difficult to select a 'single crystal' to measure size because of the plethora of arsenopyrite twinning. Buried in the arsenopyrite crevices are a few jet black ilvaite crystals with a felt-like texture. These ilvaites are contacted by arsenopyrites on each end. Also present are a few incomplete (broken), greenish hedenbergites; these were probably how the specimen was attached to matrix. A classic Huanggang association specimen with many display angles and no damage to the arsenopyrites.

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