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Orpiment (classic material) viewBack to THANKSGIVING WEEK FINE MINERAL COLLECTION and INVENTORY LIQUIDATION AUCTION - end SATURDAY November 24th, 2018

El'brusskiy Arsenic mine, Elbrus Mt, Kabardino-Balkarian Republic, Northern Caucasus Region, Russia
  • Starting Time:11/15/2018 06:45:00 PM(CST)
  • Ending Time:11/24/2018 06:40:46 PM(CST)
  • Time Left:Auction Is Closed

  • Size:Miniature
  • Size Description:4.8 x 4.3 x 1.7 cm

Description:These gorgeous Russian orpiments are possessed of one of the brightest and juiciest orange-red hues you will find in the mineral kingdom. They form in sparkly, ball-like clusters, which, observed closely, are actually extremely gemmy, euhedral crystals stacked closely together - of a higher quality, in fact, than even the famous Nevada orpiments - only smaller. The bit of periphery wear is noted, but is certainly a very modest detraction to the overall impact of this striking piece. The contrast of the orpiment on the banded white matrix is dramatic!

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