Extremely Rare Cinnabar Crystals on Dolomite and Quartz Matrix from Wanshan Mine
Dimension: 6.5cm x 4.2cm x 2.4cm
Locality: Wanshan Mine, Wanshan District, Tongren, Guizhou, China
A splendid deep cherry-red, terminated Cinnabar crystal set in a well proportioned matrix covered by Dolomite and Quartz crystals from this famous locale in Tongren, China. The cinnabar crystal is of 1.15 cm long. There are areas of stepped growth on the exposed face of the other Cinnabar crystal on the side.
While coated with a thin, almost metallic film that reflects silver in color, the Cinnabar inside is actually almost transparent and in a deep cherry-red to blood-red color. The main Cinnabar is a group of several well terminated 6-sided arrowhead crystals, an extremely rare formation and very crystallized!
The piece stands perfectly for display, a wonderful top-quality Cinnabar specimen from this locale.