Cinnabar, Dolomite
Small Cabinet, 6.8 x 5.0 x 5.0 cm
Tongren Mine, Wanshan District, Tongren Prefecture, Guizhou Province, China

A 2.0 cm, pristine, sharp and gemmy, cherry-red cinnabar crystal aesthetically set on matrix and beautifully accented with contrasting, milky-white dolomite rhombs from recent finds at Tongren, China. The cinnabar is superb, not common at all, from a famous pocket about 3 years ago now. The crystal is gemmy and the photo just cannot capture the color, luster, and gemminess together.