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Antozonite

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Colour:
violet, black
Name:
After a theoretical compound called antozone, which was considered responsible for the odor of the material.
Synonym:
A synonym of Stink-Fluss
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

Reference List:
Schönbein, C.F. (1861) Beiträge zur Kenntniss des Sauerstoffes - Über den freien positiv-activen Sauerstoff oder das Antozon. Journal für praktische Chemie: 83: 86-106.

Palache, C., Berman, H., Frondel, C. (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.

Berman, R. (1957) Some physical properties of naturally irradiated fluorite. American Mineralogist: 42: 191-203.

Schmedt auf der Günne, J., Mangstl, M., Kraus, F. (2012) Occurrence of Difluorine F2 in Nature — In Situ Proof and Quantification by NMR Spectroscopy. Angewandte Chemie, International Edition: 51: 1–4.

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