New Find of Alabandite

In 2010 the mineral world was astounded by a new find of Alabandite from the Uchuchacua Mine in Peru.  Never before had Alabandite been found in crystals so large, with crystals up to 2.5 cm, as previously only sub 1cm crystals were known.  Now, just a few years later, get ready to be astounded again at a new find of even larger crystals, significantly larger. Merelani has produced the world's best crystals of many other species, and now we can add Alabandite to the list, with large black crystals to at least 6cm.

 



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TZ181 - Alabandite $ 350 (=~ AUS$ 466)
Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania
miniature - 3.5 x 3 x 2.1 cm


Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz181a.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz181b.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz181c.jpg]

Single black octahedral crystal.


TZ182 - Alabandite $ 1800 (=~ AUS$ 2397) SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania
miniature - 4.9 x 4 x 3.5 cm


Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz182a.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz182b.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz182c.jpg]

Single black octahedral crystal. One of the largest of the lot with interesting layered surface growth features.


TZ184 - Alabandite $ 1250 (=~ AUS$ 1664) SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania
small cabinet - 5.2 x 3.7 x 2.5 cm


Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz184a.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz184b.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz184c.jpg]

Single black crystal, one of the largest of the lot.


TZ186 - Alabandite $ 2000 (=~ AUS$ 2663) SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania
small cabinet - 6 x 6 x 4.5 cm


Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz186a.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz186b.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz186c.jpg]

Huge octahedral crystal with sharp form - on one face an amorphous mass of Alabandite is attached. One of the largest crystals in the lot.


TZ190 - Alabandite $ 300 (=~ AUS$ 399) SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.2 x 2.1 x 1.4 cm


Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz190a.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz190b.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz190c.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz190d.jpg]

Single black octahedral crystal, 2.8 cm across on the diagonal.


TZ193 - Alabandite $ 900 (=~ AUS$ 1198) DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 540 (=~ AUS$ 719)
Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania
miniature - 5 x 4.1 x 3.0 cm


Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz193a.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz193b.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz193c.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz193d.jpg]

Single black crystal.


TZ198 - Alabandite $ 950 (=~ AUS$ 1265) SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 3 x 2.6 x 2.5 cm


Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz198a.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz198b.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz198c.jpg]

Well formed single black octahedral crystal. Bottom has crystals of what appear to be Diopside.


TZ201 - Alabandite $ 650 (=~ AUS$ 866) SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 1.8 x 1.5 cm


Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz201a.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz201b.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz201c.jpg]

Well formed single black crystal.


TZ203 - Alabandite $ 350 (=~ AUS$ 466) SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.4 x 1.3 x 1.2 cm


Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz203a.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz203b.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz203c.jpg]

Well formed octahedral crystal.


TZ204 - Alabandite $ 200 (=~ AUS$ 266) SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1 x 1.0 x 1.0 cm


Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz204a.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz204b.jpg]

Well formed octahedral crystal.


TZ206 - Alabandite $ 150 (=~ AUS$ 200) SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 1.3 x 1.2 cm


Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz206a.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz206b.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz206c.jpg]

Single black crystal.



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