Dims:1.8x0.9x0.8" (4.6x2.3x2.0 cm)
Wt: 0.7oz. (20g)
Hunan prov., China
This specimen consists of a euhedral orpiment crystal growing alongside scalenohedral calcites. There are two calcite crystals present. They are 1.6" (4.1cm) and 0.8" (2.0cm) long, respectively. The orpiment crystal shows considerable damage on the back side where it was pried from the host rock. It appears that there was at one time a parallel growth crystal on the orpiment-a small amount of this crystal and its termination may still be seen. The larger calcite has a small amount of powdery yellow orpiment on one edge where another orpiment crystal was at one time.