1.31" Yellow Orpiment - Crven Dol Mine, Macedonia

This is a small specimen of orpiment that was collected from the Crven Dol Mine in Macedonia. The orpiment has a yellow-orange coloration.

Orpiment a bright, orange to yellow arsenic sulfide mineral, whose name is derived from the latin phrase auripigmentum meaning “gold pigment” It is frequently found as a decay byproduct and in association with another arsenic mineral, realgar. Orpiment crystals are commonly found in dense groupings containing small, prismatic crystals, often with chisel-shaped or triangular pyramidal terminations.

Orpiment contains a significant amount of the poisonous mineral arsenic. While it’s not going to pose a health hazard sitting on a shelf, it’s recommended that you wash your hands after handling it.
FOR SALE
$25
DETAILS
SPECIES
Orpiment
LOCATION
Crven Dol Mine, Allchar, Majdan, Kavadarci, Macedonia
SIZE
1.31" wide
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#153350