Lollingite With Quartz
Huanggangliang mine, Keshiketeng Qi, Chifeng city, Inner Mongolia, China
Cabinet, 10.6 x 8.5 x 7.4 cm
The lollingites (a species related to arsenopyrite) from this mine are being hailed as best of species material. This dramatic display piece is in remarkably good condition - complete all around save only a small contact or damage notch on the lower-right-front. It features spear-shaped, lustrous, silvery crystals to approx. 3 inches, decorated with small quartz crystals). A neat combo specimen from recent finds of mid-2012 (found in April). Unlike most such pieces found, this has dramatic 3-dimensional aesthetics and clearly shows the bladed crystals standing up: Many are either damaged, or flat-laying. This is a gorgeous display sized example of a very rare species from other metallic deposits. Now that this material is recognized as valuable, I would honestly have very difficult trouble to replace a piece like this at this price, again...the prices have shot up in China, during the last 2 months.