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Mineral Specimen #6849    Orpiment in Dolomitic Limestone

Tajov arsenic deposit, Tajov, Banska Bystrica Dist., Banska Bystrica Region, Slovakia (formery Tajowa, Neusohl, Hungary)

9.6 x 6.6 x 5.6 cm
3.8 x 2.6 x 2.2 in

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1838 or older, Ex. Lederer Collection, Ex. University of Michigan Geology Department


The specimen is from a small abandoned arsenic mining area on the southern slope of Sokolov hill. Essentially an ore specimen of historical value. The specimen was acquired by the University of Michigan in 1838 as part of the Baron L. Lederer Mineral Collection. Excellent realgar and orpiment specimens are in old collections. The specimen was acquired by the University of Michigan in 1838 as part of the Baron L. Lederer Mineral Collection. There is just a few places where powdery, yellow colored Orpiment is present. Specimens from this location are extremely rare.

Condition: Composed of massive material.

Flaws: Essentially massive material.

This mineral is also found in the following galleries: Minerals From Europe | Sulfides and Sulfosalts | Minerals Priced Between 25 and 49 Dollars