Alabandite Crystals Meanings and Properties
Origin: Notably Peru, Tanzania
Mineral Species: Alabandite
Mineral Group: Sulphides
Chemical Formula: MnS
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).