Loellingite, also spelled löllingite, is an iron arsenide mineral with formula FeAs2. It is often found associated with arsenopyrite (FeAsS) from which it is hard to distinguish. Cobalt substitute in the structure. The orthorhombic lollingite group includes the nickel and the cobalt iron arsenide safflorite. Leucopyrite is an old synonym for loellingite.
It forms opaque silvery white orthorhombic prismatic crystals often exhibiting crystal twinning. It also occurs in anhedral masses and tarnishes on exposure to air. It has a Mohs hardness of 5.5 to 6 and a quite high specific gravity of 7.1 to 7.5. It becomes magnetic after heating.
Loellingite was first described in 1845 at the Lölling district in Carinthia, for which it was named.
It occurs in mesothermal ore deposits associated with skutterudite, native bismuth, nickeline , nickel-skutterudite, siderite. It has also been reported from pegmatites