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Cinnabar Mineral Data

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General Cinnabar Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: HgS
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 232.66 gm
   Mercury  86.22 %  Hg
   Sulfur   13.78 %  S
           100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: HgS
Help on Environment: Environment: Low temperature hydrothermal solutions in veins.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 800
Help on Locality: Locality: Almaden, Spain. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Of uncertain original meaning, from the Latin, cinnabaris.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Cinnabar Say CINNABAR
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Cinabre
  ICSD 70054
  PDF 42-1408