Cinnabar R050072



Name: Cinnabar
RRUFF ID: R050072
Ideal Chemistry: HgS
Locality: Gui Zhu, Hunan Province, China
Source: Rock Currier
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Red single crystal associated with calcite
Status: The identification of this mineral has been confirmed by X-ray diffraction and chemical analysis
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CHEMISTRY 
RRUFF ID: R050072.2
Sample Description: Microprobe Fragment
Measured Chemistry: Hg1.00S1.00
Microprobe Data File: [ Download Excel File ]
RAMAN SPECTRUM 
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Sample Description: Unoriented sample
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RRUFF ID: R050072
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Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 10% of 150mW
INFRARED SPECTRUM (Attenuated Total Reflectance) 
RRUFF ID: R050072.1
Instrument settings: SensIR Durascope on a Nicolet Magna 860 FTIR
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POWDER DIFFRACTION 
RRUFF ID: R050072.1
Sample Description: Powder
Cell Refinement Output: a: 4.1484(2)Å    b: 4.1484(2)Å    c: 9.4962(5)Å
alpha: 90.°    beta: 90.°    gamma: 120.°   Volume: 141.53(1)Å3    Crystal System: hexagonal
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Calculated diffraction file.

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Output file from the Bruker D8 Advance instrument. Includes device headers and XY data.

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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]