Tongren Mine, Tongren County, Tongren Prefecture, 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 and its color comes from incorporation of mercury.
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2.60 x 4.00 x 5.10 cm