Orpiment, Barite

Orpiment, Barite

Regular price $400.00
SKU:31522
Locality: Cut 62, Twin Creeks Mine, Potosi District, Humboldt Co., Nevada, USA
Dimensions: 4.5 x 9.5 x 9.0 cm

Collector's Edge Minerals mined this orpiment specimen in 1999 in partnership with Newmont Gold at their Twin Creeks mine near Winnemucca, Nevada. The orpiment crystals recovered during this specimen mining project set a new benchmark for the species; exceeding in size and quality even the finest orpiment from Peru or China. This specimen features bright orange, lustrous crystals up to ~1.5 cm, associated with white barite crystals (rare for the find). The crystals are in excellent condition all-around, which is rare for this soft mineral. A superb orpiment for both the locality and for the species. 17+ years after the find, with no comparable orpiment specimens having been found in the world, these are fast becoming desirable classics.

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