Dims: 1.5x0.9x0.7" (3.8x2.4x1.9cm)
Wt: 0.78 oz. (22.2g)
Elbrusskiy Mine, North Caucasus, Russia
Like other Elbrusskiy orpiment specimens, this one has that unusual transparent orange color. The crystals are radial clusters of transparent orange, with excellent terminations. On one side (where this specimen was separated from its neighbor), the individual crystals hare turned the usual bright opaque yellow of orpiment, looking like crystalline gold leaf. The transparent orange crystals are flexible, but bending them turns them into that opaque yellow form (but there are a lot of crystals, and it is neat to watch).