Dims: 2.9" x 2.1" x 1.9" (7.4 x 5.3 x 4.8 cm)
Wt: 6.85 oz. (194.3 g)
Fenghuang, Hunan Province, China
About 5 or 6 deep-red, hexagonal prismatic Cinnabar crystals rest on this specimen. A few of them are damaged and/or broken, but the others are in excellent condition with no visible damage. The largest of these crystals has measurements of 0.4" (1.0 cm) long and about 0.3" (0.8 cm) in diameter. Like all Cinnabar crystals, these have a deep red color and an adamantine, almost submetallic luster. They are all translucent with glimpses of transparence, and they rest on a crust of short, white dolomite blades with curved faces and edges that show considerable damage. This crust coats a base rock made out of a dark gray limestone.