Orpiment, Baryte
El'brusskiy (Elbrusskii) Arsenic mine, Elbrus, Kabardino-Balkarian Republic, Northern Caucasus Region, Russia
Small Cabinet, 7.0 x 4.5 x 3.1 cm
These little bright orange orpiments stand out so beautifully against the backdrop of light Baryte. They are little isolated sprays of crystals, rather than the usual plates of massed crystals from here, and (I think) prettier than those "wall-to-wall" plates.