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Arsenopyrite, Yaoganxian Mine, Hunan, China

This outstanding arsenopyrite crystal cluster is  3" across.  The finest specimens of arsenopyrite on earth were mined from Yaoganxian which is also an important producer of some of the finest specimens of ferberite, stannite, mushistonite, scheelite, fluorite and cassiterite.  Other important arsenopyrite producing mines include Panasqueira, Portugal and Concepcion del Oro, Zacatecas, Mexico.  Lenticular arsenopyrite crystals also occured at the Biggenden Mine, Queensland, Australia.  


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