1.3" Rare MetallicBlack Octahedral ALABANDITE Crystal Merelani Tanzania for sale

$275.00
Product Code: EB1118ALAB4
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Location Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mts, Simanjiro District, Manyara Region, Tanzania
Size 1.3" x 1.0" x 0.9"
Suggested Stand A display square comes free with this specimen.

This is a rare alabandite crystal that features a superb octahedron that is 1.1" on the longest edge, with a pristine chisel-tip termination. The crystal, which looks like a pyramid, shows the octahedron perfectly. This piece comes from the recent world-class find at the Merelani tanzanite mines in Tanzania which has smashed all previous records for size and sharpness for alabandite. Alabandite is a manganese sulfide mineral.