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Alabandite & Rhodonite

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Alabandite & Rhodonite

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Description
Locality: 
Trench Mine, Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States of America
Class: 
Massive/Crystalline
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
4.7 × 3.5 × 2.2 cm
Description

A crystalline mass of alabandite with minor cleavages of orange-brown rhodonite.   Old material from a classic Arizona locality.   

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

Rhodonite

Formula: 
MnSiO3
Strunz: 
9.DK.05
Crystal System: 
Triclinic
Hardness: 
5.5 - 6.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Kaiser Franz Mine (König Wilhelm Mine), Schävenholz (Schebenholz; Schäbenholz), Elbingerode, Harz, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany

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