Mineralpedia Details for Aikinite
Named after Arthur Aikin, an English chemist, mineralogist, and founder and Secretary of the Geological Society of London, England. Aikinite is an uncommon mineral that is found in hydrothermal veins in localities in Russia, Slovakia, France, the United States, Mexico, and many others. Minerals associated with Aikinite include gold, pyrite, galena, tennantite, bismuthinite, enargite, chalcopyrite, and quartz.
Ref. Handbook of Mineralogy, Anthony et al (1995) and MSA at http://www.handbookofmineralogy.org/pdfs/aikinite.pdf
Aikinite from Berezovskoe Au dep., Berezovskii, Sverdlovskaya Oblast', Urals, Russia
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Slender, needle-like grey Aikinite crystals to 1cm in milky Quartz associated with 1mm Gold. Note old (copy) label in prov. tab.