El brusskiy Arsenic mine, Elbrus Mt, Kabardino-Balkarian Republic, Northern Caucasus Region, Russia
Amazing orange color for this Orpiment specimen from Russia mined more than 15 years ago. It comes from 2004 find in El brusskiy Arsenic mine, Elbrus Mt, Russia. The Orpiment crystals are blades forming dense fan clusters. The specimen is fresh and sparkling. The color is very saturated, vivid and intense orange, which is simply marvelous. The white base adds a nice contrast. In order to preserved the color the specimen must be stored in dark and not exposed on sun light. In very good condition – some small bruises. On acrylic base., Striking!