Cinnabar, Dolomite

Cinnabar, Dolomite

Regular price $1,600.00
SKU:34903
Locality: Tongren Prefecture, Guizhou Province, China
Dimensions: 3.1 x 7.8 x 4.5 cm

Fine deep-red Cinnabar crystals on white dolomite from Tongren are known around the world as the premier examples of this Mercury mineral, and were actually some of the first high-quality mineral specimens to come out of China in the 1970's and 80's. Very few good specimens are produced from this classic Chinese locale today, and this excellent small cabinet-size specimen featuring lustrous, blood-red crystals to ~1.5 cm on white dolomite is almost certainly from older finds.

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