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Cinnabar On Dolomite & Quartz

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Cinnabar On Dolomite & Quartz

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Description
Locality: 
Chatian Mine, Chatian, Fenghuang County, Xiangxi, Hunan Province, China (Peoples Republic)
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
4.4 × 3.6 × 2.7 cm
Largest Crystal: 
0.80cm
Description

Two dark red crystals of cinnabar that are associated by a penetration twin on {001}, typical for the locality. The resinous luster is intense, and the matrix is a cluster of white dolomite crystals and transparent quartz.

Acquired in 1996, it is an Ex. Dr. Bob Janssens specimen, #118.

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

Quartz

Formula: 
SiO2
Strunz: 
4.DA.05
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
7.0
Streak: 
White

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