MLA Citation: Bloomfield, Louis A. "Question 549"
How Everything Works 20 Apr 2018. 20 Apr 2018 <http://howeverythingworks.org/print1.php?QNum=549>.
549. What is red mercury, where does it come from, and where is it used?
Mercuric sulfide, a red mineral known as cinnabar, is the world's principal source of mercury and has also been used frequently as a vermilion paint pigment. It has been mined in Almaden, Spain for several thousand years and occurs in a number of other countries, including the United States.

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