Cinnabar Ore with Mercury Beads

cinnabar with mercury beads

Detailed Description

Cinnabar ore from Almadén mining district, Spain. Cinnabar (HgS, red mineral) is the dominant ore mineral at the Almadén mine, whereas elemental Hg (Hg0, gray beads) is abundant locally.


Image Dimensions: 2048 x 1536

Date Taken:

Location Taken: ES


Gray and others, 2004.
Gray, J.E., Hines. M.E., Higueras, P.L., Adatto, I., and Lasorsa, B.K., 2004, Mercury Speciation and Microbial Transformations in Mine Wastes, Stream Sediments, and Surface Waters at the Almadén Mining District, Spain: Environmental Science and Technology, 38 (16), p. 4285-4292, doi:10.1021/es040359d.