ML010 Cinnabar

  硃砂Name   Cinnabar
化學公式   HgSChemical Formula   HgS
莫氏硬度   2 – 2.5Mohs scale of Hardness   2 – 2.5
  硃砂通常以塊狀,顆粒狀或泥土形式存在,鮮紅色至猩紅色至磚紅色,是朱紅色或猩紅色顏料(朱紅色)和相關的紅色汞顏料的歷史來源。Description   Cinnabar is generally found in a massive, granular or earthy form and is bright scarlet to brick-red in colour, it is the historic source for the brilliant red or scarlet pigment termed vermillion and associated red mercury pigments.
小挑戰   我們可以赤手觸摸硃砂嗎? 不能因為硃砂中的汞含量高,因此對人類有毒。Challenge   Can we touch Cinnabar with our bare hands? No because its mercury content, cinnabar can be toxic to human beings.  

Reference

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cinnabar#Toxicity

https://geology.com/minerals/cinnabar.shtml#:~:text=Cinnabar%20is%20a%20toxic%20mercury,many%20parts%20of%20the%20world.

by Chui Chun Ho on 19 April 2021