3.75" Hematite Quartz, Chalcopyrite and Pyrite Association - China

This is a stunning association of quartz crystals with hematite spots, chalcopyrite, and pyrite crystals. This gorgeous specimen was collected from the Fengjiashan Mine in the Hubei Province of China.

Mineral aggregations from the Fengjiashan Mine are commonly listed on the market as coming from the Jiangxi Province of China. While it's possible that these two locations produce similar specimens, it's likely that some of the material is actually from the Fengjiashan Mine in the Hubei Province. In most cases, upon discovery of a new mineral deposit, the location provided will at first be altered to prevent other collectors or miners from collecting material from the site.

Some of the well known specimens to come from this region are beds of hematite spotted quartz crystals that are commonly associated with galena, dolomite, chalcopyrite, pyrite and siderite crystals. The hematite spots are typically small and round, and are centralized near the crystal terminations. They can be found as both inclusions and/or encrusting the outside of the quartz crystals. Many of the specimens that are associated with chalcopyrite feature colorful iridescence.

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SPECIES
Quartz, Hematite, Chalcopyrite & Pyrite
LOCATION
Fengjiashan Mine, Daye Co., Huangshi, Hubei Province, China
SIZE
3.75 x 2.2"
CATEGORY
ITEM
#205532