1.6" Vibrant Yellow-Orange Orpiment - Russia

This is a vibrant, 1.6" wide formation of brilliant yellow-orange orpiment, collected from the Sarasa mine in Siberia, Russia.

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.

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DETAILS
SPECIES
Orpiment
LOCATION
Sarasa, Altai Mountains, Siberia, Russia
SIZE
1.6 x .77"
CATEGORY
ITEM
#217233