Collector’s Piece: Boulangerite ps. after Chalcopyrite on Quartz, Yaogangxian
Dimension: 5.8cm x 3.7cm x 3.3cm
Locality: Yaogangxian Mine, Yaogangxian W-Sn ore field, Yizhang Co., Chenzhou, Hunan, China
This is an important specimen for this world-renowned, first-class locality of the Yaogangxian Mine in China. The brassy gold, occuring as grainy groups of small, distorted crystals of Chalcopyrite have been partially coated with Boulangerite as a pseudo. The Chalcopyrite/Boulangerite aggregates cling to an exceedingly lustrous, well-terminated crystal of Quartz, creating an architectural and aesthetic appearance. This is for sure a fine specimen, it’s even better in person. Comes with a high quality acrylic display box.