Alabandite, Uchucchaqua Mine, Peru, MM#14


Alabandite, Uchucchaqua Mine, Peru, MM#14, 39mm x 39mm x 16mm, 35.1 grams, Price: $40.00

The top of this specimen shows a nice display of crystalline alabandite. What I call the underside is coated with white calcite and just a bit of pink rhodochrosite. The calcite fluoresces nicely in UV light.

Alabandite, also known as alabandine, is a rare manganese sulfide mineral. It is commonly found as massive to granular aggregates, but only rarely as cubic or actahedral crystals. Alabandite forms in epithermal sulfide veins and low temperature manganese deposits. It is known from over 200 sites worldwide. These specimens originate from Peru, at the Uchucchaqua Mine, Oyon Province, Lima Department.

  • Model: MM#14
  • Shipping Weight: 0.31lbs
  • 1 Units in Stock

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This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 24 March, 2015.

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