Realgar Photos 
Cochise College               
Photos of Minerals
Geology Home Page

Roger Weller, geology instructor

wellerr@cochise.edu    copyright 2010-R.Weller

 
orpiment with realgar-2
Realgar is arsenic sulfide.  It is commonly found with orpiment, also an arsenic
sulfide.  Realgar's color ranges from red to orange, while orpiment is a lemon-yellow. 
Be sure to wash your hands after handling it.

 


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Photo is copyright free only for non-commercial educational uses.
Just credit photo to R.Weller/Cochise College.

Specimen courtesy of Dave Dechant