Sartorite, Realgar
Lengenbach Quarry, Fald (Imfeld; Im Feld; Feld), Binn Valley, Wallis (Valais), Switzerland
Small Cabinet, 5.3 x 4.7 x 2.6 cm
Discovered in this quarry in the late 1800s, sartorite remains a very rare species today. It is a lead arsenic sulfide. The best crystals are from this locale. This sharp 7.5 mm crystal is associated with brilliant red realgar, both protected in a shallow vug in soft marble matrix. Ex. Bill Pinch Collection.