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Evenkite

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Formula:
C
 
21
H
 
44
System:OrthorhombicHardness:1


A paraffin wax.
Apparently identical to hatchettite (Spangenberg & Meisser, 2000).

Classification of Evenkite

IMA status:Valid - first described prior to 1959 (pre-IMA) - "Grandfathered"
Strunz 8th edition ID:9/B.01-10
Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:10.BA.50

10 : ORGANIC COMPOUNDS
B : Hydrocarbons
A : Hydrocarbons
Dana 8th edition ID:50.3.6.1

50 : ORGANIC COMPOUNDS
3 : Hydrocarbons
Hey's CIM Ref.:32.1

32 :
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Type Occurrence of Evenkite

Type Locality:Khavokiperskiye Rocks polymetallic occurrence, Nizhnyaya Tunguska River Basin (Lower Tunguska River), Evenkia (Evenkiyskiy Autonomous okrug), Krasnoyarsk Territory (Krasnoyarsk Kray; Krasnoyarskii Krai), Eastern-Siberian Region, Russia
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
Maximum Birefringence:δ = 0.049

Chart 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:
C
 
21
H
 
44
Simplified for copy/paste:C21H44
Essential elements:C, H
All elements listed in formula:C, H

Relationship of Evenkite to other Species

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):

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10.BA.05Fichtelite
C
 
19
H
 
34
10.BA.10Hartite
C
 
20
H
 
34
10.BA.15Dinite
C
 
20
H
 
36
10.BA.20Idrialite
C
 
22
H
 
14
10.BA.25Kratochvílite
C
 
13
H
 
10
10.BA.30Carpathite
C
 
24
H
 
12
10.BA.30Karpatite
10.BA.35Phylloretine
C
 
18
H
 
18
10.BA.40Ravatite
C
 
14
H
 
10
10.BA.45Simonellite
C
 
19
H
 
24
Related Minerals - Hey's Index Grouping:

- +
32.2 Fitchtelite
32.3Simonellite
C
 
19
H
 
24
32.4Kratochvílite
C
 
13
H
 
10
32.5Idrialite
C
 
22
H
 
14
32.6Carpathite
C
 
24
H
 
12
32.7Refikite
C
 
20
H
 
32
O
 
2
32.8Flagstaffite
C
 
10
H
 
22
O
 
3
32.9Hoelite
C
 
14
H
 
8
O
 
2
32.10Kladnoite
C
 
6
H
 
4
(CO)
 
2
NH
32.11Acetamide
CH
 
3
CONH
 
2
32.12Guanine
C
 
5
H
 
5
N
 
5
O
32.13Urea
CO(NH
 
2
)
 
2
32.14Uricite
C
 
5
H
 
4
N
 
4
O
 
3
32.15Abelsonite
Ni(C
 
31
H
 
32
N
 
4
)

Other Names for Evenkite

Other Languages:
German:Evenkit
Spanish:Evenkita

Other Information

Health Warning: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:

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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.

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  • Localities for Evenkite

    The 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. ? 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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