Dims: 0.7 x 0.3 x 0.2" (1.7 x 0.7 x 0.5 cm)
Wt: 1 g
Clear Creek Mine, San Benito County, California, U.S.A.
This small thumbnail piece consists of a gray quartz or quartzite base rock on which rest many tiny Mercury droplets. These droplets show the standard silver-white color and metallic luster, and of course show no evidence of any crystal form. They are accompanied by a few tiny crusts of massive cinnabar, which has the standard deep red coloration and a dull luster. The piece is affixed inside a plastic thumbnail box.