Orpiment Specimen

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Orpiment Specimen

Size: 7 x 5.5 cm

Weight: 149g

Product Type: One of a kind

Orpiment is a arsenic sulfide mineral with a beautiful deep orange and yellow color. Because of its bright coloring its been used as a pigment as well as in wax seal. In ancient China this mineral was used as a medicine even though its highly toxic. Orpiment is a very soft mineral only coming in at a 1.5-2 on the Mohs scale. Contemporary uses of this mineral range from linoleum to fireworks.

This orpiment piece is really beautiful with its deep oranges and brilliant yellows! The orange sparkles with little crystals and the yellow seems to feather with crystals. This is a unique mineral in that it is toxic but so beautiful! 

Orpiment is believed to open and align the solar plexus. This is widely used to stimulate intellect and activate your will. Orpiment is believed by many to enhance dreams as well as help with dream recall. This mineral is used for protection as well!

Due to the nature of natural products, color, size, and style may vary slightly from the photos listed. You will receive product similar to those in the listing.