Dragon Minerals - Update December 9, 2018

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28580: Orpiment - $70
Cut 62, Twin Creeks Mine, Potosi District, Humboldt County, Nevada
Miniature - 4.0 x 3.9 x 3.7 cm (1.6 x 1.5 x 1.5 inches)
Weight - 60 grams (0.13 pounds)
Specimens status: Available    Send email to order

The Twin Creeks locality has provided some of the finest orpiment in the mineral world. This example features translucent, orange-brown orpiment crystals rising from matrix. The photos do not accurately capture the fine luster. Some trivial edgewear is noted (and not unexpected, as orpiment is quite soft), however main terminations are nearly pristine and overall damage is quite minimal. Displays quite nicely on its naturally flat base. These specimens were available in quantity a few years ago, but affordable examples with little to no damage are not easily obtained today.

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