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Fichtelite

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Formula:
C19H34
System:
Monoclinic
Chemically identical to Dimethyl-isopropyl-perhydrophenanthrene.

Classification of Fichtelite

Valid - first described prior to 1959 (pre-IMA) - "Grandfathered"
10.BA.05

10 : ORGANIC COMPOUNDS
B : Hydrocarbons
A : Hydrocarbons
50.3.4.1

50 : ORGANIC COMPOUNDS
3 : Hydrocarbons
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Type Occurrence of Fichtelite

Year of Discovery:
1841

Crystallography of Fichtelite

Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Cell Parameters:
a = 10.7Å, b = 7.45Å, c = 10.82Å
β = 105.85°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 1.436 : 1 : 1.452
Unit Cell Volume:
V 829.72 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Chemical Properties of Fichtelite

Formula:
C19H34
Essential elements:
All elements listed in formula:

Relationship of Fichtelite to other Species

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
10.BA.50EvenkiteC21H44

Other Names for Fichtelite

Name in Other Languages:
German:Fichtelit
Simplified Chinese:白脂晶石
Spanish:Fichtelita

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 Fichtelite

Reference List:
Canadian Mineralogist: 33: 7-11.

Internet Links for Fichtelite

Localities for Fichtelite

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.
Czech Republic
 
  • Bohemia (Böhmen; Boehmen)
    • South Bohemia Region
      • Tábor
        • Soběslav
J. Kratochvil (1961): Topographic mineralogy of Bohemia, part IV NČSAV Prague, p.209 (Mažice)
Germany
 
  • Bavaria
    • Franconia
      • Fichtelgebirge
        • Marktredwitz
          • Thiersheim
F. Müller: "Bayerns steinreiche Ecke", 2nd ed., Oberfränkische Verlagsanstalt (Hof), 1984
        • Selb
Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
Slovakia
 
  • Žilina Region
    • Námestovo Co.
Koděra, M. et al., 1986 a 1990 : Topografická mineralógia Slovenska, diel 1- 3, Veda – Vydavateľstvo SAV, Bratislava, 1990, 1 – 1590k
    • Tvrdošín Co.
Koděra, M. et al., 1986 a 1990 : Topografická mineralógia Slovenska, diel 1- 3, Veda – Vydavateľstvo SAV, Bratislava, 1990, 1 – 1590k
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