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Cinnabar with Mercury

#30632

Cinnabar with Mercury

#30632
Availability
Sold
Size
6.5 x 4 x 5.5 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Formula
HgS (RRUFF)
Locality
Almadén Mine, Ciudad Real, Spain
Tagged
Ore Minerals

Sample of massive crystalline adamantine red Cinnabar collected by Tom Loomis himself while on a field trip with the South Dakota School of Mines Society of Economic Geologists in 2005. Almaden Mines have been producing Mercury ores continuously for over 2,000 years (MR 19-5 1988, p 297).

Poisonous!!

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.

Special Info
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