alabandite

\\ˌaləˈbanˌdīt\ noun (-s)
Etymology: German alabandit, from Alabanda, town in Turkey, its locality + German -it -ite
: manganese sulfide MnS usually in iron-black massive form with cubic cleavage

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/al'euh ban"duyt/, n.
a rare mineral, manganese sulfide, MnS, occurring in a massive form and having a cubical lattice structure.
[see ALMANDINE, -ITE1]

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alabandite Min.
(æləˈbændaɪt)
[f. Alabanda (see prec.) + -ite, as being perhaps the Alabandina of the ancients, whence the synonym alabandine.]
A native sulphate of manganese, called also Manganblende of iron-black colour, and sub-metallic lustre, occurring, massive, or crystallized in cubes and octohedrons, in Mexico, Transylvania, etc. Dana.

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