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Cinnabar & Calcite

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Description
Locality: 
San Bartolo Mine, Charcas, Charcas Municipality, San Luis Potosi, Mexico
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
4.6 × 2.8 × 2.4 cm
Description

Sharp dark red, well-formed and lustrous crystals of cinnabar associated to transparent scalenohedral calcite. The association contrasts very good on a white quartz matrix. These old cinnabar specimens from the San Bartolo Mine have never been abundant in the market.

Acquired in 1988. Ex. Dr. Bob Janssens specimen, #114.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Cinnabar

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

Calcite

Polymorph of: 
Formula: 
CaCO3
Strunz: 
5.AB.05
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
3.0
Streak: 
White

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