Vibrant Orange Orpiment, Palomo Mine, Peru

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  • Item Category: Natural History
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Apr 07, 2013
  • Channel: Auction House

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Vibrant Orange Orpiment, Palomo Mine, Peru

SPECIMEN DESCRIPTION

Vibrant dark orange orpiment rests across the host matrix. A few lustrous, realgar crystals add contrast to this specimen. The locality is the Palomo Mine, Huancavelica Department, Peru. The overall dimensions are 4 3/8� wide by 2 1/8� tall and 1 1/4� front to back. Some light scuffs are present to the Orpiment, visible in the photographs looking like slight yellow discoloration; along with a few nicks here and there.

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