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Alabandite

Alabandite

Formula
Mn2+
Crystal System
Isometric 
Crystal Habit
Massive - Granular, Disseminated, Granular 
Cleavage
Perfect, Perfect, Perfect 
Luster
Sub Metallic 
Color
black, lead gray, brownish gray 
Streak
dark green 
Class
Isometric - Hexoctahedral 
Fracture
Uneven 
Hardness
3.5-4 
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Alabandite from Lucky Cuss mine, Tombstone, Cochise Co., Arizona, United States

Alabandite
            from Lucky Cuss mine, Tombstone, Cochise Co., Arizona, United States
Special Info
EDS Confirmed

Dull black grains and crystals to 2mm throughout mass with probable Sphalerite.

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Alabandite from Uchucchacua mine, Oyon prov., Lima dept., Peru

Alabandite
            from Uchucchacua mine, Oyon prov., Lima dept., Peru

A thumbnail size specimen with good modified cubic crystals from 6-10mm.

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