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MD-61215
Mercury
Miniature, 3.7 x 3.6 x 2.4 cm
Sonoma Co., California, USA
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An extremely rich ore specimen liberally covered with silver droplets of native mercury (quicksilver) to 1 mm. Mercury is the only recognized mineral that is found as a liquid at room temperature. Cinnabar alters to native mercury in the oxidized zone of deposits. Native mercury is also quite rare. very RARE In SPECIMEN FORM and a very difficult element to obtain in its pure form for an elements suite in a collection! The specimen has been sprayed with clear lacquer to stabliize the mercury, which is a standard procedure for mercury. THIS SPECIMEN CAN ONLY BE SHIPPED TO THE UNITED STATES, DUE TO THE POSSIBILITY OF THE MERCURY DROPLETS COMING OFF. 3.7 x 3.6 x 2.4 cm