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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 × 3 × 2.5 cm
Description

An interesting example showing sprays of red to orange orpiment on white matrix.

Mineral Data
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Orpiment

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