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Alabandite

Sulfide mineral

Alabandite or alabandine is a rarely occurring manganese sulfide mineral. It crystallizes in the cubic crystal system 2+S and develops commonly massive to granular aggregates, but rarely also cubic or octahedral crystals to 1 cm.

Identification

Color of mineral

Black
Grey
Brown

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

3.5

Density ( specific gravity )

2.7

Luster ( interacts light )

Metallic

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Cubic