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Arsenopyrite from
Yaogangxian Mine, Yaogangxian W-Sn ore field, Yizhang Co., Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China

Classification
Species:Arsenopyrite
Comments:Although the lustre is dull, the size and quality of crystallization is second to none.
Habit:Prismatic wedges to 6 cm
Colour:grey
Luminescent properties:none
Quality for species:Excellent - world class for species or very significant. (!!)
Confirmation
Validity:Believed Valid
References
References:Keqin Xu (1957): Acta Geologica Sinica 37(2), 117-153; Yirang Chen (1981): Geology and Prospecting 17(2), 25-30; Ruilong Qiu (1984): Mineral Deposits 3(2), 68-75; Deyi Liu (1994): Acta Mineralogica Sinica 14(1), 74-82; Ottens, B., and Cook, R.B. (2005): Rocks & Minerals 80(1), 46-57; Xiaofeng Cao, Xinbiao Lü, Mouchun He, Hong Niu, Baofeng Du, and Wei Mei (2009): Mineral Deposits 28(5), 611-620; Ottens, B. (2011): Mineralogical Record 42, 557-603; Xinyou Zhou, Jingbin Wang, Yanli Wang, Xiyin Cheng, Peng He, Qibin Fu, and Shunting Li (2013): Mineral Deposits 32(3), 533-544
Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Quartz235 photos of Arsenopyrite associated with Quartz at this locality.
Fluorite177 photos of Arsenopyrite associated with Fluorite at this locality.
Muscovite102 photos of Arsenopyrite associated with Muscovite at this locality.
Calcite50 photos of Arsenopyrite associated with Calcite at this locality.
Ferberite49 photos of Arsenopyrite associated with Ferberite at this locality.
Stannite41 photos of Arsenopyrite associated with Stannite at this locality.
Chalcopyrite36 photos of Arsenopyrite associated with Chalcopyrite at this locality.
Scheelite29 photos of Arsenopyrite associated with Scheelite at this locality.
Dolomite13 photos of Arsenopyrite associated with Dolomite at this locality.
Siderite10 photos of Arsenopyrite associated with Siderite at this locality.
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Arsenopyrite data
Locality Data:Click here to view Yaogangxian Mine, Yaogangxian W-Sn ore field, Yizhang Co., Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
Nearest other occurrences of Arsenopyrite
20.4km (12.7 miles) A Shizhuyuan Mine, Dongpo ore field, Yizhang Co., Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
23.9km (14.8 miles) B Yejiwei Sn-polymetallic deposit (Yejiwo Sn-polymetallic deposit), Dongpo ore field, Suxian District, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
24.2km (15.1 miles) C Hehuaping Sn-Pb-Zn deposit, Dongpo ore field, Suxian District, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
25.9km (16.1 miles) D Manaoshan Mine, Dongpo ore field, Suxian District, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
46.0km (28.6 miles) E Xintianling W-Bi deposit, Xintianling W-polymetallic ore field, Qitianling complex, Beihu District, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
54.3km (33.8 miles) F Bailashui Sn deposit, Furong Sn-polymetallic ore field, Qitianling complex, Beihu District, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
64.5km (40.1 miles) G Huangshaping Mine, Huangshaping Pb-Zn-polymetallic ore field, Guiyang Co., Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
66.9km (41.5 miles) H Fankou Mine, Renhua Co., Shaoguan Prefecture, Guangdong Province, China
78.4km (48.7 miles) I Xianghualing Mine (Hsianghualing Mine), Xianghualing Sn-polymetallic ore field, Linwu Co., Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
90.6km (56.3 miles) J Taoxikeng Mine, Chongyi Co., Ganzhou Prefecture, Jiangxi Province, China
98.1km (60.9 miles) K Baoshan Mine, Chongyi Co., Ganzhou Prefecture, Jiangxi Province, China
101.9km (63.3 miles) L Xihuashan Mine, Xihuashan ore field, Dayu Co., Ganzhou Prefecture, Jiangxi Province, China
103.4km (64.2 miles) M Dangping Mine, Xihuashan ore field, Dayu Co., Ganzhou Prefecture, Jiangxi Province, China
106.0km (65.9 miles) N Dalongshan W-Mo deposit, Xihuashan ore field, Dayu Co., Ganzhou Prefecture, Jiangxi Province, China
109.1km (67.8 miles) O Piaotang Mine, Xihuashan ore field, Dayu Co., Ganzhou Prefecture, Jiangxi Province, China
111.5km (69.3 miles) P Yaoling Mine, Qujiang District, Shaoguan Prefecture, Guangdong Province, China
116.5km (72.4 miles) Q Maoping W-Sn deposit, Chongyi Co., Ganzhou Prefecture, Jiangxi Province, China
123.5km (76.8 miles) R Kangjiawan Pb-Zn-Ag-Au deposit, Shuikoushan ore field, Changning Co., Hengyang Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
124.4km (77.3 miles) S Xiangdong W-Sn-Cu deposit, Chaling Co., Zhuzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
124.7km (77.5 miles) T Yagongtang Mine, Shuikoushan ore field, Changning Co., Hengyang Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
126.6km (78.7 miles) U Shuikoushan Mine, Shuikoushan ore field, Changning Co., Hengyang Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
130.2km (80.9 miles) V Dabaoshan Mine, Qujiang District, Shaoguan Prefecture, Guangdong Province, China
130.6km (81.1 miles) W Meiziwo Mine, Shirenzhang-Meiziwo W-Sn deposit, Shixing Co., Shaoguan Prefecture, Guangdong Province, China
144.4km (89.7 miles) X Hongling Mine, Wengyuan Co., Shaoguan Prefecture, Guangdong Province, China
159.1km (98.9 miles) Y Dajishan Mine (Tachishan Mine), Quannan Co., Ganzhou Prefecture, Jiangxi Province, China
170.0km (105.7 miles) Z Dajianshan Mine, Lianping Co., Heyuan Prefecture, Guangdong Province, China
174.5km (108.5 miles) 0 Donggangshan Ag-polymetallic deposit, Hengdong Co., Hengyang Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
182.3km (113.3 miles) 1 Xinzhou Au deposit, Qingxin Co., Qingyuan Prefecture, Guangdong Province, China
187.9km (116.8 miles) 2 Kuimeishan Mine (Guimeishan Mine), Dingnan Co., Ganzhou Prefecture, Jiangxi Province, China
188.2km (116.9 miles) 3 Tongshanling Mine, Tongshanling ore field, Jiangyong Co., Yongzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
189.4km (117.7 miles) 4 Laikeng tungsten mine, Gan Co., Ganzhou Prefecture, Jiangxi Province, China
192.6km (119.7 miles) 5 Antangling Mine, Tongshanling ore field, Jiangyong Co., Yongzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
194.5km (120.8 miles) 6 Longshui Mine, Babu District, Hezhou Prefecture, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China
196.0km (121.8 miles) 7 Zhanggongling Mine, Babu District, Hezhou Prefecture, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China
212.1km (131.8 miles) 8 Dading Fe-Sn deposit, Lianping Co., Heyuan Prefecture, Guangdong Province, China
245.9km (152.8 miles) 9 Changyingling W-Sn deposit (Zhangyingling W-Sn deposit), Shanhu W-Sn ore field (Shanhu Mine), Zhongshan Co., Hezhou Prefecture, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China
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