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REALGAR QUARTZ

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Realgar Quartz specimen with some Orpiment, just a stunning little display of colours and formations.

Location:
Palomo Mine, Andes, Peru.

Dimensions
8.2cm x 5.3cm x 2.3cm, 75g.

As4S4 Arsenic Sulfide.

Warning Poisonous, contains Arsenic – no healing properties for this one 😉

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REALGAR QUARTZREALGAR QUARTZ

Realgar Quartz specimen with some Orpiment, just a stunning little display of colours and formations.

Location:
Palomo Mine, Andes, Peru.

Dimensions
8.2cm x 5.3cm x 2.3cm, 75g.

Realgar
As4S4
Arsenic Sulfide

REALGAR QUARTZRealgar a major ore of arsenic, formerly used for pigments, firework colouring agent and as mineral specimens.

An oddball among the sulfides.  It is one of only a few sulfides that are not metallic or opaque or blandly coloured.  Similar to Sulphur apart from colour Realgar also called Ruby Sulphur.  Sulphur has a structure composed of 8 Sulphur atoms linked in a ring.  It’s structure alternates between Sulphur atoms and arsenic atoms producing rings of As4S4.  The Arsenic atoms affect the structure altering it from Sulphur’s orthorhombic symmetry to Realgar’s monoclinic symmetry.

Occurs in hydrothermal veins with valuable metal Sulphide ores.  The bright red colour can be an aid to prospectors.  Also found in hot spring deposits and as a volcanic sublimate product (crystallizing from vapors).  Gets its name from the Arabic words for “powder of the mine” (rahj al ghar).  Famous for some wonderfully beautiful specimens.  Some specimens can have a deep ruby red colour with an amazing clarity and a high luster.  The color of Realgar is truly something to appreciate and cherish.

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SKU: MW6287 Categories: , Tags: ,
Weight 200 g
Dimensions 12 × 10 × 8 cm
color

Red

REALGAR QUARTZREALGAR QUARTZ

Realgar Quartz specimen with some Orpiment, just a stunning little display of colours and formations.

Location:
Palomo Mine, Andes, Peru.

Dimensions
8.2cm x 5.3cm x 2.3cm, 75g.

As4S4 Arsenic Sulfide.

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