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Cinnabar

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Locality: 
Almadén Mine, Almadén, Ciudad Real, Castilla La Mancha, Spain
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5 × 2.5 × 1 cm
Description

A dark matrix coated with micro crystals of blood red cinnabar.

Almaden was one of the main locations for this mercury sulphide before the discovery of huge crystals in china.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Cinnabar

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