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Cinnabar On Hausmannite

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Cinnabar On Hausmannite

Rare Mineral

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Description
Locality: 
Wessels Mine, Hotazel, Kalahari, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
4 × 2 × 1.2 cm
Description

A very fine specimen of cinnabar on hausmannite.
A very lovely piece indeed. cinnabar is very rare from Wessels mine... This is a very old specimen...

20 gr

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Cinnabar

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

Hausmannite

Formula: 
Mn2+Mn3+2O4
Strunz: 
4.BB.10
Hardness: 
5.5
Type Locality: 
Oehrenstock (Öhrenstock), Langewiesen, Ilmenau District, Thuringian Forest, Thuringia, Germany
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