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Cinnabar On Dolomite

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Cinnabar On Dolomite

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Description
Locality: 
Chatian Mine, Chatian, Fenghuang County, Xiangxi, Hunan Province, China (Peoples Republic)
Class: 
Combination
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
3 × 2.2 × 1.8 cm
Largest Crystal: 
0.70cm
Weight: 
16.00gr
Description

Very nice specimen with a respectable, dark cherry-red cinnabar crystal of 0.7 cm in the middle between sharp, creamy beige dolomite crystals (very good, but the pictures are a little overexposed). More cinnabar on the side and back.

Very esthetic.

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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