David K. Joyce

Orpiment on Realgar

4.2x2.54x2.8 cm
Palomo Mine
Castrovirreyna, Huancavelica
, Peru

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Item number: 29137

Intense red realgar is seen under an alteration coating of waxy orange Orpiment. The orpiment covers the entire specimen including the sphalerite base that the crystals sit on. Some small damages can be seen that expose the interior red realgar. Unusual!