Definition of alaskaite in English:

alaskaite

noun

Mineralogy
Disused
  • 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.

Pronunciation

alaskaite

/əˈlaskəʌɪt/