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Orpiment & Realgar

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Orpiment & Realgar

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Description
Locality: 
Nishinomaki Mine, Gunma, Honshu Island, Japan
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
3 × 2.8 × 1.5 cm
Weight: 
40.00gr
Description

A rich and very colorful specimen of bright realgar and orpiment on quartz matrix from an old Japanese locality.  Ex-Paul Lortie specimen (label).

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Orpiment

Formula: 
As2S3
Strunz: 
2.FA.30
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
1.5 - 2.0

Realgar

Formula: 
As4S4
Strunz: 
2.FA.15a
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
1.5 - 2.0

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