IMX32 Lollingite, Arsenopyrite
Huanggang Mine, Hexigten Banner (Keshiketeng Co.), Ulanhad League (Chifeng Prefecture), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China 14.0x 8.5x 6.6 cm
14.0x 8.5x 6.6 cm
A large rosette of lollingite, sprinked with arsenopyrite from recent finds. These have been available for the past several months, at first confused by the local Chinese dealers with arsenopyrite.
The lollingites from here are without a doubt the world"s best, to date. This piece has exceptionally large crystals, even for the location. The bulk of specimens consist of plates with many sub- 2cm crystals.
There is damage to the piece, visible in the picture as lighter colored areas on the front edges of some of the crystal sheaves. The price of course takes this into account-- that is the reason for its being under $600... I think it"s quite cheap for what it is.