Cinnabar is a mercury sulfide (HgS) and the principle ore of mercury. It is bright red in color. Elemental (liquid) mercury is produced by roasting of the ores, which releases the mercury and the sulfur.
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Ramsdell, L.S. 1925. The crystal structures of some metallic sulfides. American Mineralogist 10:281-304