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About OnofriteHide

A variety of Metacinnabar

A selenium-bearing variety of metacinnabar, with up to 1 part in 5 of selenium to sulphur.
Originally reported from San Onofre, Plateros, Zacatecas, Mexico.

Not to be confused with Onofrite (of Köhler).

Chemical Properties of OnofriteHide


Synonyms of OnofriteHide

Other Language Names for OnofriteHide

Simplified Chinese:辉汞矿

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Cinnabar2 photos of Onofrite associated with Cinnabar on mindat.org.

Other InformationHide

Health Risks:
No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

References for OnofriteHide

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Penfield, S.L. (1885): Crystallized tiemannite and metacinnabarite. American Journal of Science, 29, 449-454.

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Localities for OnofriteHide

This map shows a selection of localities that have latitude and longitude coordinates recorded. Click on the symbol to view information about a locality. The symbol next to localities in the list can be used to jump to that position on the map.

Locality ListHide

- This locality has map coordinates listed. - This locality has estimated coordinates. ⓘ - Click for further information on this occurrence. ? - Indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. - Good crystals or important locality for species. - World class for species or very significant. (TL) - Type Locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) - First Recorded Locality for everything else (eg varieties). Struck out - Mineral was erroneously reported from this locality. Faded * - Never found at this locality but inferred to have existed at some point in the past (eg from pseudomorphs.)

All localities listed without proper references should be considered as questionable.
  • La Rioja
    • Chilecito department
      • Sañogasta
M.K. de Brodtkorb (2002) Las Especies Minerales de la Republica Argentina. (Asociacion Mineralogica Argentina)
    • Vinchina Department
de Brodtkorb, M. K.; Gay, H. D.; Sureda, R. J. (1993): Polymetallic selenide-sulfide minerals of the Los Llantenes mining district, La Rioja, Argentina. Maurice, Yvon T. (Ed.), Proc. 8th Quadrenn. IAGOD Symp., 119-125.
  • Western Australia
    • Kalgoorlie-Boulder Shire
      • Kalgoorlie-Boulder
        • Golden Mile Mines
Simpson, E.S. (1948), Minerals of Western Australia, Vol 3, pp 310
  • Guizhou
    • Tongren
      • Wanshan District
Zhenhua Ding, Wenhua Wang, Liya Qu, Qinghe Tang, Cai'e Liu, Jinping Cheng, and Weixuan Hu (2004): Environmental Science 25(2), 111-114
  • Hunan
    • Xiangxi
      • Baojing Co.
Zhongqi Huang (1991): Acta Mineralogica Sinica 11(3), 274-277
  • Sichuan
    • Ngawa Autonomous Prefecture (Aba Autonomous Prefecture)
      • Zoigê Co. (Ruo'ergai Co.)
Su Sun (1993): Gold Science and Technology 1(2), 4-10
Sheppard (1852) A Treatise on Mineralogy
  • Queretaro
    • Mun. de Cadereyta
      • El Doctor (Doctor)
Clark, 1993 - "Hey's Mineral Index"; Frank Keutsch collection analysis and label
  • Zacatecas
    • Plateros
[Clark, 1993 - "Hey's Mineral Index"]
  • California
    • San Benito Co.
      • Diablo Range
        • New Idria District
          • Idria (New Idria)
Learned, R.E. (1962) Paragenesis of mercury-ore deposits. Unpublished Master’s thesis, University of California, Los Angeles: 2; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 125.
  • Utah
    • Piute Co.
      • Tushar Mts
        • Cottonwood Creek
          • Mount Baldy District
Mccaskey, H.D., 1912, Quicksilver In 1911, Production And Resources, Advance Chapter From Mineral Resources Of United States For 1911, P. 28-29.
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