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Cinnabar In Baryte

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Cinnabar In Baryte

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Description
Locality: 
Cabrales, Asturias, Spain
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
6 × 4.1 × 3.6 cm
Description

Block of tabular baryte crystals richly included by deep red lustrous microcrystals of cinnabar. It was a sample collected for analyses, and was preserved in an envelope of the “Société Générale Des Minerais, S.A.”. According to the information it is from the Cabrales area, where at least two old mines were active for cinnabar: Ivona Mine and La Boriza Mine.

Sampled at the early 1970’s. Ex. Ing. Christian Paumen specimen.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Cinnabar

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

Baryte

Formula: 
BaSO4
Strunz: 
7.AD.35
Hardness: 
3.0 - 3.5
Streak: 
White

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