ORPIMENT on Pyrite - Quiruvilca Mine, Peru
Orpiment crystals on golden-tarnished Pyrite. If you examine this specimen carefully with a lens you may notice a few tiny, dark elongated crystals of the rare Hutchinsonite.
from Quiruvilca Mine (La Libertad Mine; ASARCO Mine), Quiruvilca District, Santiago de Chuco Province, La Libertad Department, Peru
the mine is famous for producing excellent specimens of sulfide minerals
this specimen is featured on mindat, minID: 9LJ-38A
Measures approximately 2 x 1.75 x 1 inch, 2.46 oz / 51 x 44 x 25 mm, 70g
Price: 50.00 USD
Item # A0430714