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Realgar - single crystal
Shimen (Jiepiayu) Mine, Shimen County, Changde Prefecture
Hunan Province, China
2.2 x 1.1 x .6 CM (thumbnail)
price: $220


A bright red crystal that is translucent to transparent, well-formed and distinctly striated. This crystal was mined in 2003, it has been stored in the dark so is fresh and bright. A few small rough spots are to be mentioned but overall this is in fine shape, well-terminated and a choice thumbnail. When these were found they were certainly the best Realgars available at that time, and are still about as fine as can be seen. Of special note, these Hunan Realgars seemed to keep their color and luster better than specimens from other localities.




Realgar - single crystal
Shimen (Jiepiayu) Mine, Shimen County, Changde Prefecture
Hunan Province, China
2.2 x 1.1 x .6 CM (thumbnail)
price: $220


A bright red crystal that is translucent to transparent, well-formed and distinctly striated. This crystal was mined in 2003, it has been stored in the dark so is fresh and bright. A few small rough spots are to be mentioned but overall this is in fine shape, well-terminated and a choice thumbnail. When these were found they were certainly the best Realgars available at that time, and are still about as fine as can be seen. Of special note, these Hunan Realgars seemed to keep their color and luster better than specimens from other localities.