Dims: 0.7 x 0.5 x 0.4" (1.8 x 1.2 x 1.0 cm)
Wt: 2 g
Clear Creek Mine, San Benito County, California, U.S.A.
A chunk of quartz base rock holding several Mercury droplets makes up this small thumbnail. The Mercury has the classic liquid form, silver-white color and metallic luster, and rests along a crevice with a few tiny, thin cinnabar crusts. The piece is affixed inside a thumbnail box with a removable putty.