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|Cinnabar (penetration twin) on Quartz-rich matrix
|Red Bird Mine, Antelope Springs District, 24 km east of Lovelock, Pershing County, Nevada
|Elongated rhombohedral translucent red cinnabar crystals with smooth faces that are interpenetrant-twinned (two crystals with common C-axes, rotated 180° from each other) on brown matrix. The rear cinnabar face is a cleaved surface.
|For reference only
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