Alabandite, Uchucchaqua Mine, Peru, MM#18


Alabandite, Uchucchaqua Mine, Peru, MM#18, 37mm x 30mm x 28mm, 45 grams, Price: $45.00

This specimen shows only a few alabandite crystals, but they are very large. The largest measures 16mm at its widest. At the base of the crystals, I believe that there is a bit of sphalerite or tennantite. The piece also shows, inexplicably, a dab of green paint on the matrix.

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#18
  • 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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