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Dolomite With Cinnabar

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Dolomite With Cinnabar

Ex Dr. Krantz, Bonn, Germany
With Antique Label

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Description
Locality: 
Idria Mine, Idria, Gorica Region, Slovenia
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
7.5 × 8.5 × 5.5 cm
Weight: 
450.00gr
Description

Massive rock specimen hosting a geode lined with cream-white dolomite crystals from classic Idria, Carniola, Slovenia. Some small specks of red cinnabar are scattered within the dolomite but not within the grey matrix rock.

An uncommon Idria specimen which comes with antique label of Hans Jaklin; he was an austrian collector and mineralogist, born in 1874. He may have been a Royal Imperial "Mining academician" (k.k. Bergakademiker). All labels are squares of brown paper rubber-stamped with his name in purple ink.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Dolomite

Formula: 
CaMg(CO3)2
Strunz: 
5.AB.10
Crystal System: 
Trigonal - Rhombohedral
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0
Streak: 
White

Cinnabar

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

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