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Cinnabar

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Description
Locality: 
Fenghuang County, Xiangxi, Hunan Province, China (Peoples Republic)
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Cabinet (10-18 cm)
Size: 
6 × 10 × 3.3 cm
Largest Crystal: 
0.70cm
Description

Red, lustrous, interpenetration twinned cinnabar crystals up to 7 mm across on quartz crystals matrix from the classic Chinese locality Fenghuang Mine, Hunan. The crystals are rather small, but sharp and well-developed. This is an old specimen, definitely pre-WW II.  The piece has glued on the original hand-written numbers.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Cinnabar

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

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