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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

Synonyms:
AlabastriteAlabastrum
Other Languages:
French:Albâtre
German:Alabastrit
Spanish:Alabastrita

Other Information

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References for Alabaster

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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.

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  • Localities for Alabaster

    The 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. ? 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
          • Miyazaki-cho
    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
      • 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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