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Cinnabar

#34913

Cinnabar

#34913
Availability
Sold
Size
8 x 6 x 4.5 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Formula
HgS (RRUFF)
Locality
Yanwuping mine, Wanshan dist., Tongren Pref., Guizhou Prov., China
Notes
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Tagged
melange , sulfide

Exceptionally large penetration-twinned Cinnabar crystals, the largest to 2cm, nicely set on a plate of clear Quartz covered limestone matrix. The crystals have a cherry-red internal color with a beautiful silvery adamantine luster.

As with many of these Yanwuping Cinnabar specimens I've seen the hard limestone matrix has been sawed and the largest crystal does have a ding on the backside (pictured), but as far as damage that's it and set up to display the ding is not even visible. 

Cinnabar

Formula
HgS 
Crystal System
Trigonal 
Crystal Habit
Druse, Disseminated, Massive 
Cleavage
Perfect, None, None 
Luster
Adamantine 
Color
lead gray, brown, brown pink, vermilion, gray 
Streak
bright red 
Class
Trigonal - Trapezohedral 
Fracture
Brittle - Sectile 
Hardness
2-2.5 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

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