Cinnabar Photos 
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Roger Weller, geology instructor    copyright 2010-R.Weller

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Cinnabar is HgS
Cinnabar is mercury sulfide and in massive form a bright red color.  What catches
your attention when you handle it is its high density, about 8 times the density of
water or about 3 times the density of common minerals.  Cinnabar is also soft and
powdery, so don't lick your fingers after handling it!


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Just credit photo to R.Weller/Cochise College.