IMX62 Quartz, Lollingite, Arsenopyrite on Magnetite
Huanggang Mine, Hexigten Banner (Keshiketeng Co.), Ulanhad League (Chifeng Prefecture), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China
12.3x 8.9x 7.0 cm

A cluster of dodecahedral magnetite crystals with numerous small beta quartz "scepters" and lollingite sheaves sprinkled on its upper portion.  A couple of the quartz scepters are shared, as visible in the pictures.

Dodecahedral magnetite is quite rare-- it typically only forms in skarn deposits, and until these finds in Inner Mongolia the only specimens available tended to be old pieces from places like Italy or Azerbaijan.

In any case, this is a nice example of a typical Huanggang combo specimen featuring various minerals from the site.

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