Dragon Minerals - Update May 26, 2019

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16183:
Cinnabar, Quartz, and Dolomite
Hunan, China
Small cabinet - 6.3 x 4.7 x 2.0 cm (2.5 x 1.9 x 0.8 inches)
72 grams (0.16 pounds)
Specimen status: Sold

A 1 cm, deep blood red, translucent cinnabar crystal sits in a nest of dolomite and quartz crystals. The cinnabar crystal is a bit frosted and contacted on one end, but not damaged. Probably from the Chatian Mine. The matrix base has been sawn (necessary to extract the specimen from the tough host rock without damage), which provides a great display base. Except for the usual edge and back issues the specimen is free of damage.








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