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Stibnite Realgar &orpigment In Calcite

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Stibnite Realgar &orpigment In Calcite

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Description
Locality: 
Shonghuang Kuan Mine, Shimen County, Hunan Province, China (Peoples Republic)
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
5.3 × 8.4 × 9 cm
Description

A super group of large translucent doubly terminated calcite crystals that have been included in places by  acicular sprays of stibnite( not tested) crystals giving areas a silvery grey colouur, bright yellow orpiment and splashes odf red from the included realgar crystals.

A large and complex specimen with a lot to tell.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Stibnite

Formula: 
Sb2S3
Strunz: 
2.DB.05
Hardness: 
2.0
Streak: 
Lead grey

Realgar

Formula: 
As4S4
Strunz: 
2.FA.15a
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
1.5 - 2.0

Calcite

Polymorph of: 
Formula: 
CaCO3
Strunz: 
5.AB.05
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
3.0
Streak: 
White
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