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Cinnabar is a toxic, nonmetallic mineral composed of mercury and sulfur. It is the
most important ore of mercury and was once widely used as a pigment.
Detailed description, properties, locality information guide about the mercury ore
Comments: Red single hexagonal (Trigonal) crystal of cinnabar on dolomite.
Location: Fenghuang, Hunan Province, Peoples Republic of China. Scale:
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is very dense, 8.1 times as dense as water, has a distinctive red streak and has hardness 2.5, barely scratchable by the fingernail. Cinnabar
is deposited near the Earth's surf... More »
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hydrothermal mineral. Physical Properties of Cinnabar. Lustre: Adamantine.
Sep 19, 2011 ... Cinnabar is a blood-red mineral, and one of the primary ores of mercury. It has
been excavated by humans around the world for millennia, used ...
Scientific facts about the mineral Cinnabar, Mercury Sulfide ore including
characteristics, industrial uses and occurances.
Student Name. Abstract. Cinnabar is a very interesting mineral that has historical
significance as well as financial uses. It has had a medical impact as well a a ...
Information about Cinnabar and links to cinnabar mineral specimens. For Sale.