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Alabaster

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Name:
The name is derived from its supposed early source at Alabaston in Egypt.
A variety of Gypsum

A fine-grained massive form of Gypsum .

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Classification of Alabaster

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Other Names for Alabaster

Name in Other Languages:
French:Albâtre
German:Alabastrit
Spanish:Alabastrita

Other Information

Health Risks:
No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

References for Alabaster

Reference List:
Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York, 7th edition, revised and enlarged, 1124 pp.: 482.

Internet Links for Alabaster

Localities for Alabaster

map shows a selection of localities that have latitude and longitude coordinates recorded. Click on the symbol to view information about a locality. The symbol next to localities in the list can be used to jump to that position on the map.
(TL) indicates type locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) indicates first recorded locality for everything else. ? indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. All other localities listed without reference should be considered as uncertain and unproven until references can be found.
Austria
 
  • Lower Austria
    • Industrieviertel
      • Semmering
R. Exel: Die Mineralien und Erzlagerstätten Österreichs (1993)
    • Waldviertel
      • Gastern
R. Exel: Die Mineralien und Erzlagerstätten Österreichs (1993)
  • Vorarlberg
    • Montafon
      • St Anton im Montafon
Polz, A. (1989): Mineralien aus Vorarlberg. Vorarlberger Verl.-Anst., Dornbirn, 80 pp.
Ecuador
 
  • Azuay Province
    • Cuenca Canton
Petersen, G.G. (1970) Minería y metalurgía en el antiguo Peru. Arqueologicas, 12 140pp. (Museo Nacional de Antropologia y Arqueologia, Lima)
Germany
 
  • Thuringia
    • Kyffhäuser
      • Rottleben
http://www.kyffnet.de/Ausflugsziele/Barbarossahohle/barbarossahohle.html
    • Thuringian Forest
      • Bad Liebenstein
        • Bairoda
No reference listed
Italy
 
  • Tuscany
    • Pisa Province
      • Castellina Marittima
        • Marmolaio Valley
          • Pomaia
G. Carobbi, F. Rodolico (1976): I Minerali della Toscana - Acc. Tosc. Sc. e Lett. "La Colombaria", Leo Olschki Ed. Firenze, pp. 278
      • Volterra
Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 485.
Orlandi P., (2005). "Geositi minerari e mineralogici della provincia di Pisa" in La geologia della provincia di Pisa. Cartografia, geositi e banche dati, pp. 55-280, Provincia di Pisa, 2005
    • Siena Province
Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 485.
Japan
 
  • Honshu Island
    • Tohoku Region
      • Akita Prefecture
        • Kosaka
          • Kosaka mine
Almeda, R.L. et al (1985) Journal of the Mining College, Akita University, Ser. A, Mining Geology, 6, #4, 293-321.
        • Odate
Dr. Matsuo Nambu collection (curated at Geological Survey of Japan)
      • Miyagi Prefecture
        • Kami-cho
          • Miyazaki
Masutomi Museum specimen (Kyoto)
Peru
 
  • Amazonas Department
J.Hyrsl (2012) Gemstones of Peru, p. 49
  • Ayacucho Department
Petersen, G.G. (1970) Minería y metalurgía en el antiguo Peru. Arqueologicas, 12 140pp. (Museo Nacional de Antropologia y Arqueologia, Lima)
  • Puno Department
    • Titicaca Lake
      • Pusi
Petersen, G.G. (1970) Minería y metalurgía en el antiguo Peru. Arqueologicas, 12 140pp. (Museo Nacional de Antropologia y Arqueologia, Lima)
Poland
 
  • Małopolskie
    • Bochnia
Personally collected by Piotr Zając in 2008
    • Kraków
      • Dębniki
Kwiatkowski S., (1974) Złoża gipsów mioceńskich Polski południowej, Biul. Inst. Geol. nr 7 (280)
Personally collected by Zając Piotr in 2008-2014
      • Podgórze
Kwiatkowski S., (1974) Złoża gipsów mioceńskich Polski południowej, Biul. Inst. Geol. nr 7 (280)
Personally collected by Zając Piotr in 2014
Russia
 
  • Urals Region
    • Southern Urals
      • Kurganskaya Oblast'
Watters, T. R. & Prinz, M (1979) Aubrites - Their origin and relationship to enstatite chondrites. In: Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, 10th, Houston, Tex., March 19-23, 1979, Proceedings. Volume 1. (A80-23557 08-91) New York, Pergamon Press, Inc., 1979, p. 1073-1093.
Slovakia
 
  • Košice Region
    • Spišská Nová Ves Co.
Koděra, M. et al., 1986 a 1990 : Topografická mineralógia Slovenska, diel 1- 3, Veda – Vydavateľstvo SAV, Bratislava, 1990, 1 – 1590k
      • Spišská Nová Ves Mining District
        • Novoveská Huta
Koděra et all.,1990: Topografická mineralógia Slovenska, I-III, 1590p
Spain
 
  • Valencian Community
    • Valencia
      • Picassent
CASANOVA HONRUBIA, JUAN MIGUEL & CANSECO CABALLÉ, MANUEL, 2002, Minerales de la Comunidad Valenciana : 237 p. Ed. Caja de Ahorros del Mediterráneo. Alicante
Switzerland
 
  • Bern
    • Kander Valley
      • Reutigen
Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 184.
UK
 
  • England
    • Derbyshire
      • Derby
Hall, T.M. (1868): The Mineralogist's Directory. Edward Stanford (London), 168 pp.; Ford, T., Sarjeant, A., and Smith, M. (1993): UK Journal of Mines and Minerals 13, 16-55
    • Nottinghamshire
      • East Leake
Ford, T., Sarjeant, A., and Smith, M. (1993): UK Journal of Mines and Minerals 13, 16-55
      • Gotham
Hall, T.M. (1868): The Mineralogist's Directory. Edward Stanford (London), 168 pp.
Hall, T.M. (1868): The Mineralogist's Directory. Edward Stanford (London), 168 pp.
    • Staffordshire
Ford, T., Sarjeant, A., and Smith, M. (1993): UK Journal of Mines and Minerals 13, 16-55
USA
 
  • Alabama
    • Shelby Co.
      • Alabaster
Chris Bryant.
  • Arizona
    • La Paz Co.
      • Plomosa Mts
        • Plomosa District
Phillips, K.A. (1987), Arizona Industrial Minerals, 2nd. Edition, Arizona Department of Mines & Minerals Mineral Report 4, 185 pp. MRDS database Dep. ID file #10023691, MRDS ID #I001099.
  • Arkansas
    • Howard Co.
      • Briar
Arkansas Geological Commission
    • Pike Co.
      • Highland
Rocks & Min.:63:115; Lock, et al(1983).
      • Murfreesboro
        • Plaster Bluff
Rocks & Min.: 63:118.
  • California
    • Los Angeles Co.
      • Mint Canyon [town]
        • Mint Canyon
Oakeshott, Gordon Blaisdell (1958) Geology and mineral deposits of San Fernando quadrangle, Los Angeles County, California. California Division of Mines Bulletin 172: No. 40: 130; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 286.
    • Santa Barbara Co.
      • San Rafael Mts
        • Santa Barbara Creek
Hess, Frank L. (1920), Gypsum deposits of California, in Stone, R.W., Gypsum deposits of the United States: USGS Bulletin 697: 84; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 211.
  • Colorado
    • Douglas Co.
Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B.
    • El Paso Co.
      • Garden of the Gods and vicinity
Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckels, E. B.
Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckels, E. B.
    • Fremont Co.
"Minerals of Colorado, updated & revised", p. 15, by Eckel, Edwin B., 1997
    • Larimer Co.
Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckels, E. B.
Pearl, 1958. Colorado Gem Trails & Mineral Guide
  • Florida
Zeitner (1968) Appalachian Gem Trails, p. 132
  • Indiana
    • Crawford Co.
Erd, R. C. and S.S. Greenburg (1960) Minerals of Indiana. Indiana Geological Survey Bulletin 18 73pp
  • Iowa
    • Des Moines Co.
      • Sperry
R&M 77:6 pp 404-413
  • Michigan
    • Iosco Co.
      • Alabaster
Rocks & Min.: 58:108.
    • Kent Co.
      • Wyoming
Rocks & Min.:58:108.
  • New Mexico
    • Otero Co.
      • Tularosa District
Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
    • Sierra Co.
      • Caballo Mountain District
Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
    • Socorro Co.
Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
  • Oklahoma
Jay Ellis Ransom,1974,Gems and Minerals of America
Jay Ellis Ransom,1974,Gems and Minerals of America
    • Canadian Co.
      • Calumet
Rocks & Min. vol.72 (1997)
Jay Ellis Ransom,1974,Gems and Minerals of America
Jay Ellis Ransom,1974,Gems and Minerals of America
Jay Ellis Ransom,1974,Gems and Minerals of America
Jay Ellis Ransom,1974,Gems and Minerals of America
  • Texas
    • Gillespie Co.
R&M 66:3 pp 196-224
    • Hall Co.
R&M 66:3 pp 196-224
  • Utah
    • Emery Co.
U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
      • San Rafael Desert Area
U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
      • San Rafael District (San Rafael Swell)
U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
UGMS Bull 117 Minerals and Mineral Localities of Utah
    • Garfield Co.
      • Waterpocket Fold Area
U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
    • Wayne Co.
      • Bicknell Area
U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
      • Boulder Mountain Area
U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
      • Cainville Area
U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
      • Cathedral Valley Area
U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
      • Fremont River
U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
  • Wyoming
    • Carbon Co.
      • Shirley Basin
Ref.:Gemstones and Other Unique Minerals and Rocks Of Wyoming (2000)
    • Johnson Co.
      • Mayoworth
Ref.:Gemstones and Other Unique Minerals and Rocks Of Wyoming (2000)
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