Dragon Minerals - Update November 23, 2018

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21694: Orpiment - $250
Cut 62, Twin Creeks Mine, Potosi District, Humboldt County, Nevada
Small cabinet - 6.3 x 4.3 x 3.9 cm (2.5 x 1.7 x 1.5 inches)
Weight - 102 grams (0.22 pounds)
Specimen status: Available   Send email to order

From the locality that (a few years ago) defined quality for the species comes this fine, very displayable orpiment miniature, It has glassy luster and wonderful burnt orange color. Individual crystals, most of which are sharply terminated, reach 2 cm. Sits beautifully for display on its naturally flat base. Very minor microchipping observed under the hand lens, but otherwise no damage (remember that orpiment is quite soft!).

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