S18816 - Orpiment with Pyrite - $5500
Quiruvilca Mine, Santiago de Chuco Province, La Libertad Department, Peru
Overall Size: 4.6 x 3.3 cm
This golden reddish orange orpiment is one of the nicest minatures, with a perfect representation of rose-shaped form. Great eye appeal on these crystals that rotate away from a center point and generally have a circular display to them, more or less resembling petals of a rose. Material usually consists totally of orpiment, infrequently contrasting well with pyrite. This specimen is early 1970s when Quiruvilca produced some of the best orpiment in the world. Ex. Rock Currier collection