Metacinnabar


Composition: HgS
Crystal System : Cubic
Colours: Greyish-black
Lustre : Metallic
Hardness (H) : 3
Specific Gravity (S.G) : 7.86
References:

Bartelke (1976)

Distribution

Extremely rare. In polished section only.

Occurrence

  • Hypogene

Paragenetic and General Notes

Metacinnabar occurs as microscopic inclusions in sphalerite (unpublished TCL Report, 1973; cited by Bartelke, 1976).