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Orpiment

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Locality: 
Vorontsovskoe, Tur'insk, Turya River, Serovsky District, Sverdlovsk Oblast, Russian Federation
Class: 
Combination
Size Range: 
Cabinet (10-18 cm)
Size: 
10.5 × 7.5 × 3.7 cm
Description

Very rare specimen of botryoidal orange-yellow to greenish yellow orpiment. The orpiment sits on a bed of what looks like arsenopyrite or/and tenneantite-tetrahedrite - the more orange spheres on quartz.

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Orpiment

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

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