Dragon Minerals - Update November 13, 2018

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16165: Cinnabar (twins!), Dolomite, and Quartz
Hunan Province, China
Miniature - 5.6 x 4.0 x 3.2 cm (2.2 x 1.6 x 1.3 inches)
Weight - 120 grams (0.26 pounds)
Specimen status: Sold

Multiple deep red cinnabar crystals to about 1.2 cm rest on a bed of opaque dolomite crystals, decorated with a few small quartz crystals. Most of these cinnabar crystals are drill bit twins. No damage to the cinnabars. The specimen sits well for display due to sawn matrix. The matrix is very tough, so a diamond saw is needed to extract specimens without damage; hence saw cuts are pretty much inevitable. Probably from the Chatian Mine.

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