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TitleCinnabar with metacinnabar
DescriptionCinnabar (HgS) is a mercury sulfide that typically has a vermillion to pink or scarlet color. Metacinnabar (a different mineral) has the same composition but a black or gray color, and sometimes a metallic luster. Both are important ore minerals of mercury. This specimen, a fine grained mix of both minerals, is about 8 cm in longest dimension.
PhotographerNessa Eull. 2001-07-09.
CollectionUniversity of North Dakota Mineralogy Collection #187.
Key wordsCinnabar, Metacinnabar
Tech details423 KB. Hand specimen. Fujifilm FinePix S1Pro digital camera; 60mm AF Nikon micro lens.
GeoDIL number1065