3.7" Botryoidal Orpiment and Hutchinsonite Crystals - Peru

This is a beautiful, 3.7" wide association of botryoidal, red-orange orpiment and hutchinsonite on a pyrite-rich matrix, collected from the Quiruvilca Mine in Peru. The specimen measures 3.7" wide and is accompanied by an acrylic display stand.

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
$35
DETAILS
SPECIES
Orpiment, Hutchinsonite & Pyrite
LOCATION
Quiruvilca Mine, Quiruvilca District, Santiago de Chuco Province, Peru
SIZE
3.7 x 3.6"
CATEGORY
ITEM
#220848