Tongren Mine, Tongren County, Guizhou Province, China
Several well terminated cinnabar crystals have a rich red color which is dramatic on top of an opaque white barite matrix. The crystals have been well preserved and show great crystal detail complete with striations. Despite its gemmy redness, this is actually a sulfide (in the metal family) and its color comes from incorporation of mercury.
4 x 5.1 x 2.6 cm

Cinnabar on Barite

$500.00
Available
Item
FSCOCNCN416140272
Previous Owner
The Best of Canning
Locality
Tongren Mine, Tongren County, Guizhou Province, China
Category
Minerals Cinnabar
Size
Thumbnail - 4 x 5.1 x 2.6 cm
Class
Sulfides