Dragon Minerals - Update November 13, 2018

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16201: Cinnabar, Dolomite, and Quartz
Hunan Province, China
Small cabinet - 6.0 x 4.9 x 2.5 cm (2.4 x 1.9 x 1.0 inches)
Weight - 82 grams (0.18 pounds)
Specimen status: Sold

A single, deep red, 1.5 cm long cinnabar crystals rests on a bed of opaque dolomite and colorless, transparent quartz crystals. No damage to the cinnabar. 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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