Orpiment is a brightly colored, orange to brown, Arsenic sulfide mineral. It can be found within low temperature hydrothermal vents, hotsprings and fumaroles. The name is derived from the latin roots aurum and pigmentum. Orpiment is a common mineral and nice specimen can found world wide. It was once used as a pigment. This mineral is photosensitive and should be stored out of light. Metaphysically, orpiment, stimulates intellect and analysis.
Be careful when handling this mineral and always wash your hands after touching. This mineral contains arsenic.