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noun - plural: alunites

  1. [mineral] A gray, water-soluble mineral, potassium aluminium sulphate; the natural source of alum, KAl3(SO4)2(OH)6.


Alunite is a ghost town located some 5 miles south of Marysvale, near the mouth of Cottonwood Canyon in Piute County, Utah, United States. A small but important mining town during World War I, Alunite was inhabited about 1915–1930.


Alunite is a hydrated aluminium potassium, sulfate mineral, formula KAl₃₂₆. It was first observed in the 15th century at Tolfa, near Rome, where it is mined for the manufacture of alum. First called aluminilite by J.C. Delamétherie in 1797, this name was contracted by François Beudant in 1824 to alunite.

  • also known as 明礬石

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Google previewGeological Survey Professional Paper (1978)

Alunite is a major constituent of the altered rock in two localities, but the full extent of alunitization is not known (R. Gordon...

ISRAEL Alunite is an incidental constituent in hydrothermally kaolinized trachyte dikes of Late Jurassic age along the ...

Google previewGeological Survey Bulletin (1949)

think the alunite is a product of solfatarism during the waning stages of igneous...

Google previewBulletin - United States Geological Survey (1915)

by Geological Survey (U.S.)

At Goldfield, which is 65 miles northwest of the quicksilver deposits near Beatty, alunite is an abundant constituent of the gold ores.

Google previewBulletin (1915)

At Goldfield, which is 65 miles northwest of the quicksilver deposits near Beatty, alunite is an abundant constituent of the gold ores.

Google previewMagic Crystals, Sacred Stones (2012)

by Melusine Draco

ALUNITE is an important source of potash alum, which is used to make dyes and pigments; and in medicine as an astringent or styptic to contract blood vessels and stem bleeding. Anglesite: A lead sulphate deriving its name from the Welsh ...

Google previewMinerals of Nevada (2004)

by Stephen B. Castor, Gregory C. Ferdock

ALUNITE K2Al6(SO4)4(OH)12 Alunite is a common mineral in hydrothermal ore deposits where it may be of hypogene or supergene origin. Hypogene alunite is a characteristic mineral in some high sulfidation-type ...

Google previewThe Geology of Egypt (1984)

An Annotated Bibliography by Farouk El Baz

Lithology: Alunite is a hydrated potassium aluminum sulfate. If the potash is leveled out after a preliminary calcination, corundum or mullite brick may be produced from the resultant material. Techniques: X-ray and thermo-analysis. GAD, G. M. ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Astrobiology (2011)

by Muriel Gargaud

Aluminilite Definition Alunite is a secondary mineral of chemical formula KAl3( SO4)2(OH)6. Alunite. A. 31 History See also Alpha Particles Alpha Rays Synonyms Definition See also Alteration Definition See also Aluminilite Alunite Synonyms.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Volcanoes (1999)

by Haraldur Sigurdsson, Bruce Houghton, Hazel Rymer, John Stix, Steve McNutt

comprising pyrophyllite and diaspore, alunite, kaolinite, and smectite zonally distributed around the main structural feature of the field. This alteration records former ...

Google previewEncyclopedia Britannica (1911)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information by Hugh Chisholm

salts Acmite or Aegirite Agalmatolitc A ate A 111105101Albertite Albite Alexandrite Allophnne Alltgiandine or AlmandAlquifou Alunite or Alumstone Amazon stone or AmazAmber Amblygonite Amethyst Amianthus Am hibole Ana cite Anatase ...

Google previewCRC Dictionary of Agricultural Sciences (2001)

by Robert Alan Lewis


Google previewDictionary of Geological Terms (1984)

by Robert Latimer Bates, Julia A. Jackson

alunite (al'-u-nite) A mineral, KAl3(SO4)2(OH)6, rhombohedral. lt is usually in white, ...

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