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Hypercinnabar Mineral Data

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General Hypercinnabar 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: Microscopic grains in metacinnabar.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1978
Help on Locality: Locality: Mt. Diablo mine, Contra Costa County, California, USA. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for its trimorphous relationship with cinnabar and metacinnabar.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Hypercinnabar + Pronunciation Say HYPERCINNABAR