Dims: 2.17x1.61x1.18" (5.5x4.1x3.0cm)
Wt: 3.00 oz. (85.0g)
Gong Kuan Mine, Tongren, Guizhou Provence, China
This gray host rock is largely covered with dolomite crystals, and sports a half dozen fragments of cinnabar crystals, plus one large and very nice one. While coated with a thin, almost metallic film that reflects silver in color, the cinnabar inside is actually almost transparent and a deep blood-red in color. The shape is a six-rayed twin crystal, typical of cinnabar twins, but is laying on its side and it is not symmetrical. The crystal does present well, as it contrasts nicely against the dolomite on which it sits.