Orpiment is an arsenic sulfide that grows in small masses with lemon-yellow to brownish-yellow coloring. Its name comes from a Latin term meaning "gold pigment," as this mineral was once used to make yellow paint. This gem is photosensitive and should not be exposed to light for prolonged periods.
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- Characteristic Physical Properties
- Chemistry & Crystallography
Countries of Origin
Russian Federation; Unknown; United States of America
Orpiment contains arsenic, wash hands after handling.