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Cinnabar is a pigment that can be created from cinnabar ore. It is used for dying and for writing on signs.


Cinnabar ore can be found as surface bits or blocks in andesite, granite, slate, basalt, peridotite and phyllite. It can also be found from breaking locust nests.

Cinnabar must first be pulverized into crushed cinnabar before it can be used for dying.


Cinnabar can be used to write on signs. Crushed cinnabar is used to create red dye.

Ores, metals and minerals
Guides Ore Deposits Metals
Metals Copper Iron Meteoric iron Gold Silver Lead Tin Zinc Bismuth Titanium (Ilmenite)
Alloys Bronze (Tin bronze, bismuth bronze, black bronze) • Steel Brass Solder (Lead solder, Silver solder) • Molybdochalkos
Minerals Alum Borax Cinnabar Coal Halite (Salt) Lapis lazuli Quartz Saltpeter Sulfur Sylvite (Potash)
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