Orpiment

Orpiment

Regular price $1,000.00
SKU:36902
Locality: Twin Creeks Mine, Potosi District, Humboldt Co., Nevada, USA
Dimensions: 2.9 x 6.5 x 4.9 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 brilliant orange, lustrous crystals up to ~1 cm. 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, with great luster and color. 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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