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CR197. Arsenopyrite - Shangbao Mine, China

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Arsenopyrite - Shangbao Mine, Leiyang, Hunan Province, China
A choice Small-Cabinet specimen having large, lustrous, euhedral arsenopyrite crystals to 2 cm, with quartz, dolomite, and purple fluorite. This specimen has two display faces; the front (shown in photo above) displays the arsenopyrite crystals, while the back of the piece (shown in this photo) displays more fluorite.
Some of the arsenopyrite crystals have rubbing or erosion, but it's difficult to tell if this is of natural origin or whether it took place during extraction of the specimen from the host rock.

Size of specimen is approximately 8 x 5 cm (3.1" x 2"). Ship. Wt. 1 lb. #CR197 ... $175.00

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