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Arsenopyrite Sphalerite Quartz Fluorite & Siderite

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Arsenopyrite Sphalerite Quartz Fluorite & Siderite

ex collection Horst Bauer

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Description
Locality: 
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan Province, China (Peoples Republic)
Class: 
Combination
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
8.7 × 8 × 3 cm
Largest Crystal: 
4.50cm
Description

A very good specimen with large, shiny arsenopyrite crystals up to 1.5 cm. One of the aresenopyrite crystals shows very sharp twinning. The longest quartz crystal measures 4.5 cm. The purple fluorite crystals show pyrite inclusions. A group of small, shiny black sphalerite crystals sits in the middle at the side of the main arsenopyrite crystals. Where open the surface is covered with a crust of tiny brown siderite crystals. The back of the specimen is sawn. One quartz crystal more to the middle broken off and one at the side, but almost ignorable. No further damage.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Arsenopyrite

Formula: 
FeAsS
Strunz: 
2.EB.20
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
5.5 - 6.0

Sphalerite

Formula: 
ZnS
Strunz: 
2.CB.05a
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0

Quartz

Formula: 
SiO2
Strunz: 
4.DA.05
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
7.0
Streak: 
White

Fluorite

Formula: 
CaF2
Strunz: 
3.AB.25
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
4.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Jáchymov (St Joachimsthal), Jáchymov District (St Joachimsthal), Krušné Hory Mts (Erzgebirge), Karlovy Vary Region, Bohemia (Böhmen; Boehmen), Czech Republic

Siderite

Formula: 
FeCO3
Strunz: 
5.AB.05
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.5
Streak: 
White

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