Chinese Realgar Specimens

 

 

                     Realgar                                       Realgar

 

 

OKM-160

OKM-160        Realgar        Shimen Realgar mine, Shimen County, Hunan Prov., China.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble.  4.4 x 3.8 x 2.8 cm cluster of crystals.  Some alteration to orpiment but overall condition is good.  Contact on side as seen at bottom of first image.  This great material has become less and less common.  Now quite difficult to find.  $150

 

 

 

 

 

OKG-153

OKG-153     Realgar on Calcite     Shimen Realgar mine, Shimen County, Hunan Prov., China.  This is old material, of course.  Nothing new from this locale in awhile but this one showed up at Tucson, 2009 from one dealerís old inventory.  A large, 13 x 9.5 cm plate which averages 2 cm thick.  It is a crystallized calcite matrix which has plenty of nicely single and double terminated realgars to 1.2 cm each.  They are transparent and blood red as is the best of this material.  No alteration, no damage, mineralized on back and very showy.  Rare stuff to get a chance to own at this kind of down to earth price.  395$

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