Arsenopyrite, Quartz, Chalcopyrite
Cabinet, 11.0 x 10.7 x 9.0 cm
Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang Co., Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
Talk about dramatic - what you see here are some perfect crystals of arsenopyrite embedded right inside the face of a quartz crystal! The quartz engulfed the arsenos as it grew. Minor accenting chalcopyrite adds rainbow color. The big quartz crystal is complete, the smaller one is partial. 11 x 10.7 x 9 cm