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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 cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
8 × 3.2 × 2.7 cm
Description

A stunning sample oforpiment from this more rare and uncommon locality. The crystals consists of sparkling tiny faces and show intense color and great contrast to snowy white matrix. The photos were done under daylight - no light effects caused this gorgeous color. No significant damages to report.

Mineral Data
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Orpiment

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