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|Name:||After a theoretical compound called antozone, which was considered responsible for the odor of the material.|
A variety of fluorite containing free fluorine. When broken there is a smell of ozone. The fluorine reacts with water vapor to form ozone and hydrogen fluoride.
Originally described from Wölsendorf Fluorite mining District, Schwandorf, Upper Palatinate, Bavaria, Germany.
References for Antozonite
Schöbein (1861) Journal prakt. Chem.: 83: 95.
Palache, Charles, Harry Berman & Clifford Frondel (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: Halides, Nitrates, Borates, Carbonates, Sulfates, Phosphates, Arsenates, Tungstates, Molybdates, Etc. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York, 7th edition, revised and enlarged: 29.
Schmedt, Mangstl and Kraus (2012) Occurrence of Difluorine F2 in Nature—In Situ Proof and Quantification by NMR Spectroscopy. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 51, 1 – 4
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