Cinnabar, Mercury
Almaden, Almaden District, Ciudad Real, Castile-La Mancha, Spain
Small Cabinet, 7.7 x 5.6 x 2.5 cm
Very well defined cinnabar crystals with excellent luster and magnificent red color are nicely concentrated on the sculptural matrix containing a very high percentage of cinnabar. There are even a few tiny droplets of native mercury scattered about. An excellent and very rich example from this classic mine, closed some years ago.