Orpiment on Galena Crystal Mix – Palomo Mine



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This orpiment is from the Palomo Mine in the Castrovirreyna Province, Huancavelica, Peru. This mine is a Cu-Pb-Zn-Ag-Au mine that contains almost two dozen different minerals including several arsenic sulfides like orpiment and realgar. This piece consists of a quartz crystal matrix that hosts several cuboctahedral galena crystals and a vivd yellow and orange mix of fine grained orpiment and realgar crystals. This piece can be displayed from different angles and sides to accent the different qualities of the piece. It measures 3 1/4 x 3 x 2 inches or 82 x 76 x 50 mm.

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Weight 18 oz