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Orpiment & Hutchinsonite

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Orpiment & Hutchinsonite

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Description
Locality: 
Shorey Mine, Quiruvilca, Libertad Department, Peru
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
4.2 × 3.8 × 3 cm
Description

Gorgeous, beautiful and lustrous orange orpiment crystals to a large 1.7 cm  from the Shorey Mine of Peru.

With a few tiny black hutchinsonite crystals between the orpiment crystals.

Pieces of this quality came out from the 1970s to 1980, with none since. Ex. Rheinländer collection.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Orpiment

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

Hutchinsonite

Formula: 
TlPbAs5S9
Strunz: 
2.HD.45
Hardness: 
1.5 - 2.0
Type Locality: 
Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld (Imfeld; Im Feld; Feld), Binn Valley, Wallis (Valais), Switzerland
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