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Cinnabar is a brilliant red stone found as veins in numerous environments. Despite its appearance (showing up as £ unmined and * mined), it is not a usable ore.
In Real Life
Cinnabar is a mineral of mercury sulfide (HgS), and has been used throughout history both for the ease in which it can be made to release its elemental mercury, and for use as a red pigment in paint.
ore of mercury, powdered gives vermilion dye [MATGLOSS_STONE:CINNABAR] [NAME:cinnabar][COLOR:4:7:1][TILE:156] [ENVIRONMENT:IGNEOUS_EXTRUSIVE:VEIN:100] [ENVIRONMENT_SPEC:SHALE:VEIN:100] [ENVIRONMENT_SPEC:QUARTZITE:VEIN:100] [ITEM_SYMBOL:'*']