Beta Quartz with Helvine, Arsenopyrite and Dolomite from Huanggang Mine
Dimension: 6cm x 4.5cm x 3.8cm
Locality: Huanggang Fe-Sn deposit, Hexigten Banner, Ulanhad League, Inner Mongolia, China
A aesthetic combination piece of Beta Quartz from the well-known Huanggang Mine in Inner Mongolia. Beta habit Quartz is a very fascinating crystal formed at very high temperatures, creating a perfectly symmetrical bipyramidal hexagon. This texbook, sharp, glassy and translucent, Beta Quartz crystal is aesthetically accented by a second growth layer consisting of beta habit quartz crystals over the quartz prism associated with Arsenopyrite and Dolomite. The quartz is complete all-around and has a group of super-sharp, triangular shaped Helvine crystals grown on the underside of the piece. The Helvine crystals have an attractive brownish orange color that overlap and cluster to form an interesting appearance.
Really cute and uncommon combination material from this locale. It displays great from all sides and is very sculptural!