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Metacinnabar & Valentinite

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Metacinnabar & Valentinite

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Description
Locality: 
Chauvay, Alai Range, Osh Oblast, Kyrgyzstan
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
3.5 × 3 × 2 cm
Description

Sharp metacinnabar crystal with pale yellow valentinite crystals in the matrix cavity. Associated with stibnite and fluorite.

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

Valentinite

Formula: 
Sb2O3
Strunz: 
4.CB.55
Hardness: 
2.5 - 3.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Les Chalanches Mine, Allemont, Isère, Rhône-Alpes, France

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