Similar term(s): Cinnibarite, Vermillion, Vermilion, China Red, Chinese red, Mercury sulphide, mercuric sulfide.
HgS. Mercuric (mercury) sulphide. Most mercury mined comes from cinnabar ore
(rock containing cinnabar mineralization). The colour of cinnabar ranges from
cinnamon to brick and scarlet red, which explains its historic use as a pigment,
mainly in paints but also as a traditional colorant for foods.
Inorganic mercury compounds