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Cinnabar & Dolomite

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Description
Locality: 
Fenghuang County, Xiangxi, Hunan Province, China (Peoples Republic)
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
2 × 3.9 × 2.8 cm
Largest Crystal: 
0.80cm
Description

Deep bright red gemmy crystals of cinnabar rest on white saddle shaped crystals of dolomite.

A very aesthetic combination and contrast between the highly lustrous sharp red cinnabar and pearly white dolomite crystals.

Collected in the early 1990's and an unusually good cinnabar specimen.

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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