Dims: 3.1" x 2.6" x 1.6" (7.9 x 6.6 x 4.1 cm)
Wt: 4.27 oz. (121.1 g)
Hunan Province, China
At least 10 complete, intact Realgar crystals are clustered amid a mass of damaged and broken ones on this specimen. They range from a few millimeters to 0.5" (1.3 cm) in length and have excellent prismatic crystal form with sloping terminations. All have the standard bright red color and a pearly to vitreous luster, with dim transparence in some crystals and translucence in others. They rest on what appears to be a rough gray limestone host rock that has a few well-formed calcite crystals growing out of it. The largest of these calcites measures 1.6" (4.1 cm) long, and all have a pale, creamy color and are dimly transparent.