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Cinnabar (penetration twin) on Quartz-rich matrix from Red Bird Mine, Antelope Springs District, 24 km east of Lovelock, Pershing County, Nevada

 
Cinnabar (penetration twin) on Quartz-rich matrix from Red Bird Mine, Antelope Springs District, 24 km east of Lovelock, Pershing County, Nevada

Cinnabar (penetration twin) on Quartz-rich matrix from Red Bird Mine, Antelope Springs District, 24 km east of Lovelock, Pershing County, Nevada

DESCRIPTION:No. 51399
Mineral:Cinnabar (penetration twin) on Quartz-rich matrix
Locality:Red Bird Mine, Antelope Springs District, 24 km east of Lovelock, Pershing County, Nevada
Description: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.
Overall Size:26x18x12 mm
Crystals:5-14 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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