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Metacinnabar

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Metacinnabar

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Description
Locality: 
Abbadia San Salvatore Mine, Abbadia San Salvatore, Siena Province, Tuscany, Italy
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
2 × 2.5 × 1.5 cm
Description

Black crystal up to about 2 mm of metacinnabar, also pseudomorph of associated realgar crystals on matrix from an etched calcite vein. Old specimen.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Metacinnabar

Formula: 
HgS
Strunz: 
2.CB.05a
Hardness: 
3.0
Type Locality: 
Redington Mine (Boston Mine; Knoxville Mine; Excellsior Mine), Knoxville, Knoxville District, Napa Co., California, USA

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