This article is about the mineral. For the plant resin, see Dragon's blood. For the
moth, see Cinnabar moth. For the theatre in Petaluma, California, see Cinnabar ...
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 »
Trimorphous with metacinnabar and hypercinnabar .
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. Well shaped
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 ...
Information about Cinnabar and links to cinnabar mineral specimens. For Sale.
Scientific facts about the mineral Cinnabar, Mercury Sulfide ore including
characteristics, industrial uses and occurances.