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Refikite

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Formula:
C20H32O2
System:
Orthorhombic
Colour:
White
Name:
Named after Refik-Bey, Turkish journalist interested in the sciences.
This page provides mineralogical data about Refikite.

Classification of Refikite

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

10 : ORGANIC COMPOUNDS
C : Miscellaneous Organic Minerals
A : Miscellaneous Organic Minerals
50.4.1.1

50 : ORGANIC COMPOUNDS
4 : Miscellaneous
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Type Occurrence of Refikite

Year of Discovery:
1852

Occurrences of Refikite

Geological Setting:
In fossil roots of spruce in a swamp in southern Bavaria, Germany (Fleischer, 1965)

Physical Properties of Refikite

Colour:
White

Crystallography of Refikite

Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Class (H-M):
2 2 2 - Disphenoidal
Space Group:
P21 21 2
Cell Parameters:
a = 10.43Å, b = 22.35Å, c = 7.98Å
Ratio:
a:b:c = 0.467 : 1 : 0.357
Unit Cell Volume:
V 1,860.22 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
X-Ray Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
6.09 (90)
5.50 (100)
5.20 (70)
Comments:
Strongest lines reported by Fleischer (1965)

Chemical Properties of Refikite

Formula:
C20H32O2
Essential elements:
All elements listed in formula:

Relationship of Refikite to other Species

10.CA.10FlagstaffiteC10H22O3
10.CA.15HoeliteC14H8O2
10.CA.20AbelsoniteNi(C31H32N4)
10.CA.25KladnoiteC6H4(CO)2NH
10.CA.30GuanineC5H5N5O
10.CA.30TinnunculiteC10H12N8O8
10.CA.35UreaCO(NH2)2
10.CA.40UriciteC5H4N4O3
32.1EvenkiteC21H44
32.2 Fitchtelite
32.3SimonelliteC19H24
32.4KratochvíliteC13H10
32.5IdrialiteC22H14
32.6CarpathiteC24H12
32.8FlagstaffiteC10H22O3
32.9HoeliteC14H8O2
32.10KladnoiteC6H4(CO)2NH
32.11AcetamideCH3CONH2
32.12GuanineC5H5N5O
32.13UreaCO(NH2)2
32.14UriciteC5H4N4O3
32.15AbelsoniteNi(C31H32N4)

Other Names for Refikite

Name in Other Languages:
German:Refikit
Spanish:Refikita

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 Refikite

Reference List:
La Cava, D. (1852): Journal des connaissances médicales pratique et de pharmacologie, Paris.

Legrand des Cloiseaux, A.-L.-O. (1874): Manuel de Minéralogie. Tome Second. Dunod Ed., Paris, 58-59.

Strunz, H. & Contag, B. (1965): Evenkit, Flagstaffit, Idrialin und Reficit. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie Monatshefte, 1965, 19-25.

American Mineralogist (1965): 50: 2110.

Mottana, A. (1990): I minerali organici: due secoli di ricerca scientifica in Italia. Rendiconti dell’Accademia Nazionale delle Scienze detta dei XL, Memorie Scienze Fisiche e Naturali, 14, 519-535.

Internet Links for Refikite

Localities for Refikite

(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)
    • Karlovy Vary Region
      • Horní Slavkov (Schlaggenwald)
• Ciriotti, M.E., Faccio, L., Pasero, M. (2004): Italian Type Minerals. Felici, Ed., Pisa, CD-ROM.
Germany
 
  • Bavaria
    • Upper Bavaria
      • Rosenheim
        • Kolbermoor
Jan Bernard & Jaroslav Hyrsl (2004) Minerals and their Localities.
Italy (TL)
 
  • Abruzzo
    • Teramo Province
▪ La Cava, D. (1852): Journal des Connaissances Médicales, Paris.
Mineral and/or Locality  
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