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Orpiment

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Locality: 
Elbrusskiy Mine, Elbrus Mountain, Kabardino-Balkaria, Russian Federation
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
8.7 × 7.2 × 2.7 cm
Weight: 
236.00gr
Description

The specimens of orpiment from this mine to my knowledge came out from the 1990s to around 2000 in noticeable amounts and caused quite some stir as they could compete with the best specimens worldwide in terms of colour and aesthetics. After that, no more finds were made. Nowadays they are rarely seen and if then often bruised. This is a very nice example with parallel grown crystals with dark orange terminations and bright lustrous orange yellow "interior" (ie cleavages) on matrix. 

Mineral Data
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Orpiment

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

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Best regards Roger