2.5" Orpiment Crystal Cluster on Matrix - Twin Creeks Mine, Nevada

 
 
 
This is a beautiful specimen of orange orpiment crystals on matrix, collected from the Twin Creeks Mine in Humboldt County, Nevada. The specimen measures 2.5" wide and would make an excellent addition to any mineral collection.

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.


DETAILS
SPECIES
Orpiment
LOCATION
Twin Creeks Mine, Potosi District, Humboldt County, Nevada
SIZE
2.5 x 1.7"
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#168399