• Cinnabar on Dolomite with Quartz
  • Cinnabar on Dolomite with Quartz
  • Cinnabar on Dolomite with Quartz
  • Cinnabar on Dolomite with Quartz
Sulphides, Sulphosalts and Arsenides

Cinnabar on Dolomite with Quartz

$400.00   €360  £310.00 approx.  

This specimen is priced in US dollars, all other prices are approximate.

ID: CC19275
This eye-catching specimen is a superb 1.3 x 1.0 x 0.8 cm crystal of the mercury sulphide Cinnabar set in a matrix of snow-white Dolomite crystals together with Quartz. A smaller, 1 cm long Cinnabar nestles to the right.  Please note that this specimen has been repaired, although it is virtually impossible to see where.  Most likely the large crystal has been glued back into the matrix, but the repair is not visible either under magnification or UV light.  From Tongren Prefecture in Guizhou Province, China, the Cinnabar is translucent deep cherry-red with a bright metallic lustre.

Details

Dimensions
4.9 × 4.8 × 2.9 cm
Categories
Carbonates, Sulphides, Sulphosalts and Arsenides
Locality
Tongren Prefecture, Guizhou Province, China

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen