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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 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

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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.

Robert Berman (1957) SOME PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF NATURALLY
IRRADIATED FLUORITE AM42(191).

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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  • Localities for Antozonite

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    Canada
     
    • Ontario
      • Haliburton Co.
        • Cardiff Township
    International Geological Congress Guidebook for Field Excursion A47 -C47.
    France
     
    • Burgundy
      • Saône-et-Loire
        • Issy-l'Evêque
    perso.wanadoo.fr/rare.microminerals
    • Midi-Pyrénées
      • Aveyron
        • Decazeville
          • Valzergues
    www.fluorites.com
    • Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
      • Var
        • Les Adrets
    TOUTIN-MORIN N., et al. (1994) : « Carte géologique de la France (1/50 000 feuille Fréjus-Cannes ». Orléans : BRGM. Notice explicative par N. TOUTIN-MORIN et al. (1994)
    Germany
     
    • Bavaria
      • Upper Palatinate
        • Wölsendorf Fluorite Mining District
          • Wölsendorf East District
            • Schwarzach bei Nabburg
              • Wölsendorf
    P Haas collection
            • Stulln
    P Haas collection
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