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Alaskaite

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Colour:
Light lead-gray; bronzy tarnish
Lustre:
Metallic
Hardness:
2
Specific Gravity:
6.78 - 6.88
Name:
After the locality, the Alaska Mine, Colorado, USA
Originally described from Alaska mine, Poughkeepsie Gulch, Silverton District, San Juan Co., Colorado, USA.


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Pronounciation of AlaskaiteHide

Pronounciation:
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Jolyon & Katya RalphUnited Kingdom

Physical Properties of AlaskaiteHide

Metallic
Transparency:
Opaque
Colour:
Light lead-gray; bronzy tarnish
Streak:
Gray
Hardness:
Tenacity:
Brittle
Cleavage:
Poor/Indistinct
Density:
6.78 - 6.88 g/cm3 (Measured)    

Other Language Names for AlaskaiteHide

German:Alaskait
Simplified Chinese:铅泡铋矿
Spanish:Alaskaita

Other InformationHide

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 AlaskaiteHide

Reference List:
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Koenig (1881) American Philosophical Society: 19: 472.
Palache, C., Berman, H., Frondel, C. (1944) The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana Yale University 1837-1892, Volume I: Elements, Sulfides, Sulfosalts, Oxides. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York. 7th edition, revised and enlarged: 475-476.
Thompson, R.M. (1950) The probable non-existence of alaskaite. American Mineralogist: 35: 456-457.

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Localities for AlaskaiteHide

This 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.

Locality ListHide

- This locality has map coordinates listed. - This locality has estimated coordinates. ⓘ - Click for further information on this occurrence. ? - Indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. - Good crystals or important locality for species. - World class for species or very significant. (TL) - Type Locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) - First Recorded Locality for everything else (eg varieties). Struck out - Mineral was erroneously reported from this locality. Faded * - Never found at this locality but inferred to have existed at some point in the past (eg from pseudomorphs.)

All localities listed without proper references should be considered as questionable.
Argentina
 
  • Jujuy Province
    • Rinconada Department
Board, W. S., Kennedy, B., & Yeomans, T. (2011). NI 43-101 Technical Report on the Pirquitas Mine.
Canada
 
  • Ontario
    • Sudbury District
      • Wisner Township
Ames D, Hanley J, Jackson S (2014)Low sulfide high-grade sperrylite-epidote-quartz zone, Sudbury Canada: implications for hydrothermal-magmatic processes. 21 st meeting of the International Mineralogical Association. p 96
Poland
 
  • Lower Silesian Voivodeship
    • Kłodzko Co.
      • Gmina Stronie Śląskie
Lis, J., Sylwestrzak, H., 1986. Minerały Dolnego Śląska. Instytut Geologiczny, Wydawnictwa Geologiczne, Warszawa, 791 pp.
Russia
 
  • Altai Republic
Baofu Han (2008): Acta Petrologica Sinica 24(4), 655-660
Tajikistan
 
  • Sughd
    • Adrasman
Evseev, A. A. (1995) Kazaknstan and Middle Asia. A brief Mineralogical Guide. World of Stone 8:24-30
USA
 
  • Colorado
    • Eagle Co.
      • Gilman Mining District (Battle Mountain Mining District; Red Cliff Mining District)
        • Gilman
"Minerals of Colorado, updated & revised", pp. 13-14, by Eckel, Edwin B., 1997
    • Lake Co.
      • Leadville
        • Printer Boy Hill
Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B.
    • San Juan Co.
      • Animas Mining District
        • Silverton
          • Sultan Mountain
Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B.
      • Poughkeepsie Gulch
[Clark, 1993 - "Hey's Mineral Index, 3rd Edition"]; Ransome, Frederick Leslie (1901) A report on the economic geology of the Silverton quadrangle, Colorado. USGS Bull 182
      • Red Mountain Mining District
        • Poughkeepsie Gulch
Dana 7:I:476.
  • Utah
    • Salt Lake Co.
      • Wasatch Mountains (Wasatch Range)
        • Big Cottonwood Mining District
          • Argenta
UGMS Bull 117 Minerals and Mineral Localities of Utah
 
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