Alabandite, Uchucchaqua Mine, Peru, MM#5


Alabandite, Uchucchaqua Mine, Peru, MM#5, 40mm x 30mm x 25mm, 33.2 grams, Price: $35.00

On this specimen, nicely formed, larger alabandite crystals are seen buried in white calcite and traces of pink rhodochrosite. The largest crystal measures 8.4mm. The white calcite shows hints of pink fluorescence under 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#5
  • 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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