Huanggang Mine, Hexigten Banner (Keshiketeng Co.), Ulanhad League (Chifeng Prefecture), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China 7.6x 4.2x 3.1 cm
7.6x 4.2x 3.1 cm
About a month ago I heard that Huanggang had also produced some datolites, but I hadn"t actually seen any. As luck would have it, I was able to get 4 pieces in time for this update.
This piece is a nice small cabinet, composed almost entirely of datolite. There are numerous terminated crystals, all a pleasing yellow-green color.
I particularly like the color of these-- usually datolite is somewhat light in color, and as the crystals are usually smaller, they tend to get lost on their matrixes. That is especially true at Dal"Negorsk, where the matrix is usually quartz.
This piece is a nice yellow green, and is entirely coated with sharp datolite crystals.... so it doesn"t have those problems.