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Orpiment with Realgar

#PD35947

Orpiment with Realgar

#PD35947
Availability
Sold
Size
6 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Formula
As2S3 (RRUFF)
Locality
Långban, Filipstad, Värmland, Sweden
Tagged
sulfide

Realgar was rare at Langban having been found in scare quantities. In the book "Langban" et al by Bollmark et al, they explain it occured in two different paragenesis one in magnetite and the other granular Hematite. This specimen is the granular Hematite, which according to the book was found in 1937 by EG Varg. The specimen is very rich with corroded crystals to 2mm. There is an unidentified acicular crystal which occurs in bundles within the vugs.

Orpiment

Formula
As2S3 
Crystal System
Monoclinic 
Crystal Habit
Prismatic, Massive - Fibrous, Foliated 
Cleavage
Perfect, None, None 
Luster
Pearly 
Color
lemon yellow, brownish yellow, orange yellow 
Streak
pale yellow 
Class
Monoclinic - Prismatic 
Fracture
Sectile 
Hardness
1.5-2 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
Phillips Collection
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