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Realgar Galena Rock Crystal & Orpiment

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Realgar Galena Rock Crystal & Orpiment

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Description
Locality: 
Palomo Mine, Huachocolpa District, Huancavelica Department, Peru
Class: 
Combination
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
6.9 × 4.4 × 2.5 cm
Weight: 
140.00gr
Description

Great specimen with deep orange-red realgar between metallic gray galena and colorless rock crystals. With some minor yellow orpiment in a corner.

Some galena crystals are a bit hoppered.

One galena crystal is cleaved (tectonic damage?). Otherwise fine - what you see.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Realgar

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

Galena

Formula: 
PbS
Strunz: 
2.CD.10
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
2.5
Colour: 
Lead-grey
Streak: 
Lead-grey

Rock Crystal

Variety Of: 

Quartz

Formula: 
SiO2
Strunz: 
4.DA.05
Hardness: 
7.0
Formula: 
Hardness: 
0.0

Orpiment

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