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2008-07-16 00:00:26

By Mark Prado, The Marin Independent Journal, Novato, Calif. Jul. 15--Areas of West Marin laden with toxic mercury including Soulajule Reservoir and Walker Creek need to be cleaned up under a plan approved by a state agency on Tuesday. The poisonous legacy of West Marin's mercury mines is contaminating fisheries and impairing water quality, according to state water regulators. On Tuesday the state's Water Resources Control Board adopted a plan to curb mercury contamination by having...


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2005-05-26 11:26:21

Cinnabar (German Zinnober), sometimes written cinnabarite, is a name applied to red mercury(II) sulfide (HgS), or native vermilion, the common ore of mercury. The name comes from the Greek, used by Theophrastus, and was probably applied to several distinct substances. Other sources say the word comes from the Persian zinjifrah, originally meaning "lost". Cinnabar was mined by the Roman Empire for its mercury content and it has been the main ore of mercury throughout the centuries. Some...

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