Cinnabar R070532

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Name: Cinnabar
RRUFF ID: R070532
Ideal Chemistry: HgS
Locality: Charcas, San Luis Potosi, Mexico
Source: James Shigley [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Red prismatic crystals associated with calcite
Status: The identification of this mineral is confirmed by single-crystal X-ray diffraction and chemical analysis.
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CHEMISTRY 
RRUFF ID: R070532.2
Sample Description: Microprobe Fragment
Measured Chemistry: Hg1.00S1.00
RAMAN SPECTRUM 
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Sample Description: Unoriented sample
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RRUFF ID: R070532
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Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 30% of 150mW
POWDER DIFFRACTION 
RRUFF ID: R070532.9
Sample Description: Single crystal, powder profile is calculated
Cell Refinement Output: a: 4.185(6)Å    b: 4.185(6)Å    c: 9.583(9)Å
alpha: 90°    beta: 90°    gamma: 120°   Volume: 145.3(1)Å3    Crystal System: hexagonal
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Output file from the Bruker D8 Advance instrument. Includes device headers and XY data.

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REFERENCES for Cinnabar

American Mineralogist Crystal Structure Database Record: [view record]

Anthony J W, Bideaux R A, Bladh K W, and Nichols M C (1990) Handbook of Mineralogy, Mineral Data Publishing, Tucson Arizona, USA, by permission of the Mineralogical Society of America. [view file]

Hoffmann C A S (1789) Mineralsystem des Herrn Inspektor Werners mit dessen Erlaubnis herausgegeben von C A S Hoffmann, Bergmannisches Journal, 1, 369-398   [view file]

Hutton C O (1950) Studies of heavy detrital minerals, Bulletin of the Geological Society of America, 61, 635-710   [view file]

Auvray P, Genet F (1973) Affinement de la structure cristalline du cinabre α-HgS, Bulletin de la Société Française de Minéralogie et de Cristallographie, 96, 218-219   [view file]

Potter R W, Barnes H L (1978) Phase relations in the binary Hg-S, American Mineralogist, 63, 1143-1152   [view file]

Frost R L, Martens W N, Kloprogge J T (2002) Raman spectroscopic study of cinnabar (HgS), realgar (As4S4), and orpiment (As2S3) at 298 and 77K, Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte, 2002, 469-480

Borisov S V, Magarill S A, Pervukhina N V (2009) Characteristic features of crystal chemistry of natural mercury-containing sulfides and sulfosalts, Journal of Structural Chemistry, 50, 853-860

Ballirano P, Botticelli M, Maras A (2013) Thermal behavior of cinnabar, α-HgS, and the kinetics of the β-HgS (metacinnabar) → α-HgS conversion at room temperature, European Journal of Mineralogy, 25, 957-965

Theophrastus (315 BC) Cinnabar, in On Stones translated by Caley E R and Richards J F C 1956 Ohio State University Columbus, Ohio   [view file]