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Evenkite

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Formula:
C21H44
System:
Orthorhombic
Hardness:
1
A paraffin wax.
Apparently identical to hatchettite (Spangenberg & Meisser, 2000).

Classification of Evenkite

Valid - first described prior to 1959 (pre-IMA) - "Grandfathered"
10.BA.50

10 : ORGANIC COMPOUNDS
B : Hydrocarbons
A : Hydrocarbons
50.3.6.1

50 : ORGANIC COMPOUNDS
3 : Hydrocarbons
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First Recorded Occurrence of Evenkite

Year of Discovery:
1953

Physical Properties of Evenkite

Hardness (Mohs):
1

Crystallography of Evenkite

Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Class (H-M):
mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) - Dipyramidal
Space Group:
Pbcm
Cell Parameters:
a = 7.47Å, b = 4.98Å, c = 65.85Å
Ratio:
a:b:c = 1.5 : 1 : 13.223
Unit Cell Volume:
V 2450 ų
Z:
4

Optical Data of Evenkite

Type:
Biaxial (+)
RI values:
nα = 1.504 nβ = 1.504 nγ = 1.553
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.049
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness) and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Low
Dispersion:
none

Chemical Properties of Evenkite

Formula:
C21H44
Essential elements:
All elements listed in formula:

Relationship of Evenkite to other Species

10.BA.05FichteliteC19H34
10.BA.10HartiteC20H34
10.BA.15DiniteC20H36
10.BA.20IdrialiteC22H14
10.BA.25KratochvíliteC13H10
10.BA.30CarpathiteC24H12
10.BA.30Karpatite
10.BA.35PhylloretineC18H18
10.BA.40RavatiteC14H10
10.BA.45SimonelliteC19H24
32.2 Fitchtelite
32.3SimonelliteC19H24
32.4KratochvíliteC13H10
32.5IdrialiteC22H14
32.6CarpathiteC24H12
32.7RefikiteC20H32O2
32.8FlagstaffiteC10H22O3
32.9HoeliteC14H8O2
32.10KladnoiteC6H4(CO)2NH
32.11AcetamideCH3CONH2
32.12GuanineC5H5N5O
32.13UreaCO(NH2)2
32.14UriciteC5H4N4O3
32.15AbelsoniteNi(C31H32N4)

Other Names for Evenkite

Name in Other Languages:
German:Evenkit
Spanish:Evenkita

Other Information

Health Risks:
No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

References for Evenkite

Reference List:
Kotelnikova, E.N., Filatov, S.K., Chukanov, N.V. (2004) Evenkite: Symmetry, chemical composition, identification and thermal behavior. Zapiski Vserossiyskogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva: 133(3), 80-92.

American Mineralogist: 40: 368.

American Mineralogist: 50: 2109.

Spangenberg, J. E. & Meisser, N. (2000): Hatchettite and evenkite – two mineral names for the same natural crystalline paraffinic wax. Abstract for V Isotope Workshop of European Society for Isotope Research, July 2000, Kraków, Poland ; 188-191.

Internet Links for Evenkite

Localities for Evenkite

map shows a selection of localities that have latitude and longitude coordinates recorded. Click on the symbol to view information about a locality. The symbol next to localities in the list can be used to jump to that position on the map.
(TL) indicates type locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) indicates first recorded locality for everything else. ? indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. All other localities listed without reference should be considered as uncertain and unproven until references can be found.
France
 
  • Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
    • Hautes-Alpes
Wolfgang E. Henkel collection
      • Serres
Lapis 34 (3) (2009) p. 12
Greenland
 
  • Kujalleq
    • Narsaq
Petersen, O.V. (2001): List of all minerals identified in the Ilímaussaq alkaline complex, South Greenland. Geology of Greenland Survey Bulletin. 190, 25-33
Russia
 
  • Eastern-Siberian Region
    • Krasnoyarsk Territory (Krasnoyarsk Kray; Krasnoyarskii Krai)
      • Evenkia (Evenkiyskiy Autonomous okrug)
        • Nizhnyaya Tunguska River Basin (Lower Tunguska River)
Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
Slovakia
 
  • Prešov Region
    • Prešov Co.
      • Červenica
        • Dubník
Koděra, M. et al., 1986 a 1990 : Topografická mineralógia Slovenska, diel 1- 3, Veda – Vydavateľstvo SAV, Bratislava, 1990, 1 – 1590
    • Snina Co.
Pauliš,P.,Ďuďa,R.,2002: Nejzajímavejší mineralogická naletište Slovenska. Kuttna,K.Hora, 136p
    • Vranov nad Topľou Co.
Ďuďa,R., Kaličiaková,E., 1987: Mineralogicko – paragenetické pomery Hg ložiska Merník. Min.Slovaca, 19,5,423 – 442
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