Arsenopyrite with Dolomite
Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang Co., Chenzhou, Hunan, China
Small Cabinet, 6.0 x 5.9 x 1.5 cm

A stunning duo of Arsenopyrite and Dolomite that is captivating due to the multi-hued iridescence of the Arsenopyrite in contrast to the bright clusters of curved, peach-colored Dolomite crystals. This triangular-shaped plate consists of numerous, 0.5 to 1 cm, lightly striated, diamond-shaped Arsenopyrite crystals that exhibit a truly intense multicolored iridescence dominated by orange, green and rose colors. For accent, there are several clusters of Dolomite that exhibit a pearly luster, providing great composition and aesthetics to the horizon of the piece. The combined colors and textures on this specimen are very easy on the eyes! This is from a series of a few small pockets that seem to have come out in late 2019, totally unlike any previous arsenopyrite finds here. Purchased on my last trip to China in early January of 2020, I bought all that I could obtain. This is simply one of the most eye-poppingly beautiful sulfide specimens you will see.