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Alabandite With Rhodochrosite

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Alabandite With Rhodochrosite

Former Shirley Adrian, former Sam Weller
Rare Mineral

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Description
Locality: 
Lucky Cuss Mine, Tombstone, Cochise County, Arizona, United States of America
Class: 
Crystal Group/Cluster
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
6.1 × 4.6 × 2.6 cm
Largest Crystal: 
0.50cm
Description

Rich specimen of coarse metallic alabandite in carbonatic matrix. Alabandite shows numerous partial crystals of very dark color with moderate lustre. Within the white carbonate, a small geode of pink crystalline rhodochrosite is well visible. Locally, some smaller brighter metal patches are to be possibly connected to galena.
Very rich and unusual to find on the market. It could be etched to expose further crystals.
It comes with an excellent British pedigree.

Previous labels supplied (not photographed)
Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Alabandite

Formula: 
MnS
Strunz: 
2.CD.10
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0
Type Locality: 
Sacarîmb (Sãcãrâmb; Szekerembe; Nagyág), Deva, Hunedoara Co., Romania

Rhodochrosite

Formula: 
MnCO3
Strunz: 
5.AB.05
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Cavnic Mine (Kapnikbánya), Cavnic (Kapnic; Kapnik), Maramureș Co., Romania

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Shipping within 15 days after payment received, unless specified/agreed otherwise.

NOTE:
Due to a very busy holiday schedule, specimens paid after Dec 14 will be shipped by Januar 7. For any information or combined shipping please contact me.

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