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Native Mercury & Cinnabar

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Native Mercury & Cinnabar

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Description
Locality: 
Las Cuevas Mine, Almadén, Ciudad Real, Castilla La Mancha, Spain
Class: 
Massive/Crystalline
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
7 × 4.7 × 3.8 cm
Weight: 
134.00gr
Description

Excellent specimen sprinkled with a lot of drops of native mercury over rock matrix with less cinnabar, from this famous Spanish site totally closed and restored today, so that no more specimens will appear in the future.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Mercury

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

Cinnabar

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

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