Size: 2.00 x 0.89 x 0.36 in.
Weight: 0.50 oz
Location: Senduchen Mine, East Yakutia, Siberia
Chemical Formula: As2S3
Orpiment is a deep-colored, orange-yellow arsenic sulfide mineral. It is commonly found in volcanic fumaroles, low temperature hydrothermal veins, and hot springs. The mineral is formed by sublimation and a byproduct of the decay of another arsenic sulfide mineral, realgar. Orpiment gets its name from the Latin word auripigmentum because of its bright yellow color.
Orpiment is a protective stone. The stone promotes the development of ideas, innocence, intimacy, investigations, and purity. Orpiment also helps stimulate dreams and recall dreams.
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