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Fichtelite

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Formula:
C
 
19
H
 
34
System:Monoclinic


Chemically identical to Dimethyl-isopropyl-perhydrophenanthrene.

Classification of Fichtelite

IMA status:Valid - first described prior to 1959 (pre-IMA) - "Grandfathered"
Strunz 8th edition ID:9/B.02-52
Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:10.BA.05

10 : ORGANIC COMPOUNDS
B : Hydrocarbons
A : Hydrocarbons
Dana 8th edition ID:50.3.4.1

50 : ORGANIC COMPOUNDS
3 : Hydrocarbons
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Type Occurrence of Fichtelite

Type Locality:Häusellohe, Selb, Fichtelgebirge, Franconia, Bavaria, Germany
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:
C
 
19
H
 
34
Simplified for copy/paste:C19H34
Essential elements:C, H
All elements listed in formula:C, H

Relationship of Fichtelite to other Species

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):

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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
10.BA.50Evenkite
C
 
21
H
 
44

Other Names for Fichtelite

Synonyms:
Fitchtelite
Other Languages:
German:Fichtelit
Russian:Фихтелит
Simplified Chinese:白脂晶石
Spanish:Fichtelita

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 Fichtelite

Reference List:

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Canadian Mineralogist: 33: 7-11.

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  • Localities for Fichtelite

    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.
    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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