Morion


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Morion

 

a variety of quartz; smoky gray, almost black crystals. When heated to 250°-300°C, morion loses its color. The use of decolorized morion in industry is similar to that of quartz crystals. Morion is found in hydrothermal veins and pockets in granite pegmatites and greisens. There are morion deposits in the USSR (the Urals, Ukraine, Transbaikalia) and abroad (Canada, the United States, Brazil, the Malagasy Republic).

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The modern Moriones celebration features the wooden Morion mask and headgear.
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Jose Manay, 72, who has been playing Morion since the 1960s, said a true penitent would not take off his mask and show his or her face to the public as a form of sacrifice.
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As long as we are healthy and able, we will continue the vow of playing Morion, Jun said.