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Cinnabar with Mercury

#PD31980

Cinnabar with Mercury

#PD31980
Availability
Sold
Size
9 x 6 x 5 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Formula
HgS (RRUFF)
Locality
Almadén Mine, Ciudad Real, Spain
Tagged
mercury

Small cabinet specimen of Cinnabar, a primary ore of mercury. I have visited this ancient mine. It brings back fond memories of when I was yanked off a plane by the TSA and interogated for an hour by the Feds. They didn't like the fact that I flew into the USA with a bag of mercury laden rocks from Almaden. What could I say? That's my job. It comes with a few older labels, one from 1965.

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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Phillips Collection
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