aikinite


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aikinite

[′ā·kə‚nīt]
(mineralogy)
PbCuBiS3 A mineral crystallizing in the orthorhombic system and occurring massive and in gray needle-shaped crystals; hardness is 2 on Mohs scale, and specific gravity is 7.07. Also known as needle ore.
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Bournonite occurs associated with aikinite and tennantite-tetrahedrite.
Aikinite Alabandite Ankerite Arsenopyrite Bournonite Djurleite Dolomite Emplectite Famatinite Greenockite Gypsum Luzonite Marcasite Matildite Native arsenic Proustite Pyrrhotite (*)Siderite Stromeyerite (*)Vivianite
Aikinite has been identified by one of us (JAC) in two specimens provided by two individuals, both specimens attributed to Julcani.