Cinnabar With Quartz
Almaden, Almaden District, Ciudad Real, Castile-La Mancha, Spain
Small Cabinet, 8.8 x 5.2 x 4.6 cm
Ex. Giancarlo Fioravanti
The ancient mercury mines at Almaden have been in production since the Roman Age, 2000 years ago. This is a showy, old-time, rich and hefty mercury ore specimen from this historic district. Classic and excellent material, rarely seen for sale today! Lustrous, compound, silvery blood-red Cinnabar crystals to 1.1 cm are attractively scattered on the massive, Quartz-coated Cinnabar matrix.