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Myrickite (Cinnabar in Matrix)
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Myrickite

Myrickite is named after Francis Marion "Shady" Myrick, a Death Valley Prospector:
Born Iowa 1850, Died Leadville,
Colorado 1925, Buried Johannesburg,
California

Cinnabar in matrix that was found in Death Valley as well as in Napa Co. at the McLaughlin Mine and in San Bernardino Co. at Myrick Spring was called Myrickite.

Cinnabar in agatized and opalized matix are also found in many other places, Arizona, Nevada, Mexico, Idaho and Washington state to name a few.

The cab of myrickite pictured is white quartz-calcite with red cinnabar from Arizona.
myrickite cinnabar in quartz
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