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Light lead-gray; bronzy tarnish
Specific Gravity:
6.78 - 6.88
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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Jolyon & Katya RalphUnited Kingdom

Physical Properties of AlaskaiteHide

Light lead-gray; bronzy tarnish
6.78 - 6.88 g/cm3 (Measured)    

Other Language Names for AlaskaiteHide

Simplified Chinese:铅泡铋矿

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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

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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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- 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.
  • Jujuy Province
    • Rinconada Department
Board, W. S., Kennedy, B., & Yeomans, T. (2011). NI 43-101 Technical Report on the Pirquitas Mine.
  • 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
  • Lower Silesian Voivodeship
    • Kłodzko Co.
      • Gmina Stronie Śląskie
Lis, J., Sylwestrzak, H., 1986. Minerały Dolnego Śląska. Instytut Geologiczny, Wydawnictwa Geologiczne, Warszawa, 791 pp.
  • Altai Republic
    • Kosh-Agachsky District
Baofu Han (2008): Acta Petrologica Sinica 24(4), 655-660
  • Sughd
    • Adrasman
Evseev, A. A. (1995) Kazaknstan and Middle Asia. A brief Mineralogical Guide. World of Stone 8:24-30
  • 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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