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Cinnabar & Native Mercury

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Cinnabar & Native Mercury

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Description
Locality: 
Almadén Mine, Almadén, Ciudad Real, Castilla La Mancha, Spain
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
7.2 × 3.2 × 2.8 cm
Description

Superb cherry red cinnabar crystals with highly luster are set on an edge of the matrix. There is another excellent darker crystal to 5 mm well protected in a cavity. A couple of discrete silvery droplets of native mercury are accenting the best crystal.

Quite exceptional old specimen!

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Cinnabar

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

Mercury

Formula: 
Hg
Strunz: 
1.AD.05
Crystal System: 
Hexagonal
Hardness: 
0.0
Colour: 
Tin white
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