Meaning of alaskaite in English:

alaskaite

Pronunciation /əˈlaskə(r)ʌɪt/

noun

rare Mineralogy
  • A mineral of a pale grey colour and metallic appearance consisting of lead, silver, copper, and bismuth sulphides, originally thought to be a distinct species but later shown to be a mixture of other minerals.

Origin

Late 19th century. From the name of the Alaska mine in Colorado where the mineral was discovered + -ite.