Socrates Mine, Sonoma Co., California, USA
Small Cabinet, 5.5 x 4.5 x 2.5 cm
An extremely rich ore specimen liberally covered with shiny bubbles or drops of native mercury (quicksilver) and tiny streaks of cinnabar. 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. This specimen is from an uncommon California locality, the Socrates Mine. very RARE In SPECIMEN FORM and a very difficult element to obtain in its pure form for an elements suite in a collection! 5.5 x 4.5 x 2.5 cm