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Metacinnabar Mineral Data

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General Metacinnabar 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: Found with cinnabar in mercury deposits formed in near-surface, under low-temperature conditions.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1870
Help on Locality: Locality: Redington mine, Knoxville, Hapa Co., California. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: From the Greek meta and cinnabar (similar chemical composition and association with cinnabar).
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Metacinnabar + Pronunciation Say METACINNABAR
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Guadalcazarite(Zn)
  ICSD 24094
  Kittlite - Se-bearing metacinnabar
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