Dragon Minerals - Update January 4, 2019

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16171: Cinnabar, Quartz, and Dolomite - $30
Fenghuang County, Xiangxi, Hunan, China
Small cabinet - 7.1 x 6.6 x 4.7 cm (2.8 x 2.6 x 1.9 inches)
Weight - 208 grams (0.46 pounds)
Specimen status: Available     Send an email to order

This specimen features two cinnabar crystals on a bed of small, transparent quartz points and translucent dolomite. Although the cinnabars have turned a deep, barely translucent red over time, what makes this specimen notable is the size of the cinnabars: 2.2 and 1.6 cm. The colorless crystal carpet provides a nice contrast for the deep red cinnabars. The larger cinnabar is complete but the smaller has minor microchipping. Displays well. Overall quite good for the species and locality, especially at this price. Probably from the Chatian Mine.

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