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Cinnabar & Metacinnabar

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Cinnabar & Metacinnabar

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Description
Locality: 
Almadén Mine, Almadén, Ciudad Real, Castilla La Mancha, Spain
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
6.3 × 3.2 × 1.8 cm
Description

Cherry red with a very high luster crystals of cinnabar richly covering the matrix in all sides.

Some tiny complexly rounded metacinnabar crystals are set on some cinnabar crystals.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Cinnabar

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

Metacinnabar

Formula: 
HgS
Strunz: 
2.CB.05a
Hardness: 
3.0
Type Locality: 
Redington Mine (Boston Mine; Knoxville Mine; Excellsior Mine), Knoxville, Knoxville District, Napa Co., California, USA
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