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Orpiment

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Description
Locality: 
Elbrusskiy Mine, Elbrus Mountain, Kabardino-Balkaria, Russian Federation
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
4 × 2.5 × 1.9 cm
Description

Intense orange - nearly red, well developed crystals attractively set on matrix. At the sides it looks more yellow. Should be high ranked for the rare locality!

Mineral Data
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Orpiment

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