- Cabinet, 9.9 x 8.9 x 8.6 cm
- Jiepaiyu Mine (Shimen Mine), Shimen As-(Au) deposit, Shimen Co., Changde Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
This LARGE matrix is richly covered with DOZENS of elongated (to over 2 cm!) crystals of orpiment. Just about all of them are terminated, though you can see the usual little light-colored contacts on some of the tips. Along with those from Peru and Nevada, these rank with the best-crystallized orpiments in the world.