Rudňany / Poráč, Spišská Nová Ves Co., Košice Region, Slovakia

Item-No.: MIN5761
Price: 45.00 EUR 

Cinnabar HgS

Yunchangping Mine, Washan District, Togren Prefecture, Guizhou Province, China

Item-No.: 3796
Price: 110.00 EUR 

Synonyms:  Cinnabarite, Llimpi, Vermeil
Classification:  Sulfides
Chemical formula:  HgS
Crystal system:  Trigonal
Density (g/cm3):  8,176 measured, 8,20 calculated
Tenacity:  Sectile
Cleavage:  Perfect on {1010}
Fracture:  Irregular/Uneven, Sub-Conchoidal
Hardness (Mohs):  2 - 2,5
Colour:  Tint or shade of red; cochineal red, brownish red
Lustre:  Metallic sometimes dull
Streak:  Red-brown to scarlet
Application:  Principal ore of mercury