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Orpiment

ex Dr. F. Krantz, no old label.
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Locality: 
Balya, Balikesir, Marmara Region, Turkey
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
4.5 × 3.3 × 1.7 cm
Description

A rare specimen. The last one of a small lot that was labeled to be from Balia Karaidin (which was the name of a mining company working at the deposits of Balia and Karaidin: Societe Anonyme Ottomane des Mines de Balia-Karaidin), this bright orange-yellow massive orpiment specimen most probably comes from the Balia (Balya) ore deposit, which is of historic importance and has been worked since Phoenician times. The deposit is of sulfidic vein / lens type in andesitic rocks. With pen and ink Krantz label. Ref.: GEOLOGISCHE UNTERSUCHUNGEN ZUR FRÜHEN METALLURGIE IN NW-ANATOLIEN / GEOLOGICAL INVESTIGATION ON THE EARLY METALLURGY IN NW-ANATOLIA from G.A.WAGNER; et al.

Please note: this one has no own label (there were only two labels with the three specimens i had).

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Orpiment

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

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