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Cinnabar With Calomel & Galena

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Cinnabar With Calomel & Galena

Ex Groom-Napier, Ex Dr. Krantz, Bonn, Germany
With Antique Label

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Description
Locality: 
Hungary
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
6 × 5.5 × 4 cm
Description

Bright red crusts of cinnabar in a vuggy matrix, accompanied by galena.
A rare 19th century specimen with on-glued label of notorious Charles Ottley Groom-Napier (1839-1894) alias "Prince of Mantua and Montferrat" ("Mus. M&M"). The (strongly faded) label means: 'Cinnabar with chloride of mercury & micaceous iron, Hungary'. The 'micaceous iron' is quite surely galena, not hematite. Calomel is realistic in my opinion but needs to be analyzed to be sure.
Weight: 180 grams

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Cinnabar

Formula: 
HgS
Strunz: 
2.CD.15a
Crystal System: 
Hexagonal
Hardness: 
2.0 - 2.5

Calomel

Formula: 
(Hg2+2)Cl2
Strunz: 
3.AA.30
Hardness: 
1.5 - 2.0
Type Locality: 
Landsberg (Moschellandsberg), Alsenz-Obermoschel, Palatinate, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

Galena

Formula: 
PbS
Strunz: 
2.CD.10
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
2.5
Colour: 
Lead-grey
Streak: 
Lead-grey

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