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Cinnabar On Dolomite

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Cinnabar On Dolomite

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Description
Locality: 
Fenghuang County, Xiangxi, Hunan Province, China (Peoples Republic)
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5.5 × 3 × 4 cm
Largest Crystal: 
0.80cm
Description

Blood red cinnabar crystals up to 0.8cm contrasting well with 0.5cm white dolomite saddles. Lovely specimen.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Cinnabar

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

Dolomite

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