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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: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
6 × 3.6 × 1.9 cm
Description

Intense colored sprays of orpiment set on snowy white matrix. The orpiment crystals are very glossy, contarst is very good. A fine sample from this  more uncommon locality.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Orpiment

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