CINNABAR CRYSTAL SPECIMEN
Red Cinnabar Crystal Specimen on matrix. An interesting mineral addition to the collection showing a good large Crystal formation. Cinnabar contains mercury (licking not recommended).
Tongren, Guizhou, China.
5.8cm x 6.6cm x 4.5cm, 173g.
HgS, Mercury Sulfide.
Cinnabar is a colorful mineral that adds a unique color to the mineral color palette. Its cinnamon to scarlet red color can be very attractive. Cinnabar shares the same symmetry class with quartz but the two form different crystal habits.