Mineral Information

Origin: Notably Peru, Tanzania

Mineral Species: Alabandite

Mineral Group: Sulphides

Chemical Formula: MnS

Hardness: 3.5-4

Crystal System: Cubic (Isometric)

Colour: Black, brown, greyish black with a metallic lustre.

Typical Appearance: Cubic or octahedral crystals. Commonly massive, granular.

Origin of Name & Mythology: From the Spanish alabandina sulfúrea (sulfuric manganese).

Additional Information