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Refikite

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Formula:
C
 
20
H
 
32
O
 
2
System:OrthorhombicColour:White
Name:Named after Refik-Bey, Turkish journalist interested in the sciences.
This page provides mineralogical data about Refikite.

Classification of Refikite

IMA status:Valid - first described prior to 1959 (pre-IMA) - "Grandfathered"
Strunz 8th edition ID:9/B.02-40
Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:10.CA.05

10 : ORGANIC COMPOUNDS
C : Miscellaneous Organic Minerals
A : Miscellaneous Organic Minerals
Dana 8th edition ID:50.4.1.1

50 : ORGANIC COMPOUNDS
4 : Miscellaneous
Hey's CIM Ref.:32.7

32 :
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Type Occurrence of Refikite

Type Locality:Montorio al Vomano, Teramo Province, Abruzzo, Italy
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:
d-spacingIntensity
6.09 (90)
5.50 (100)
5.20 (70)
Comments:Strongest lines reported by Fleischer (1965)

Chemical Properties of Refikite

Formula:
C
 
20
H
 
32
O
 
2
Simplified for copy/paste:C20H32O2
Essential elements:C, H, O
All elements listed in formula:C, H, O

Relationship of Refikite to other Species

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):

- +
10.CA.10Flagstaffite
C
 
10
H
 
22
O
 
3
10.CA.15Hoelite
C
 
14
H
 
8
O
 
2
10.CA.20Abelsonite
Ni(C
 
31
H
 
32
N
 
4
)
10.CA.25Kladnoite
C
 
6
H
 
4
(CO)
 
2
NH
10.CA.30Guanine
C
 
5
H
 
5
N
 
5
O
10.CA.30Tinnunculite
C
 
10
H
 
12
N
 
8
O
 
8
10.CA.35Urea
CO(NH
 
2
)
 
2
10.CA.40Uricite
C
 
5
H
 
4
N
 
4
O
 
3
Related Minerals - Hey's Index Grouping:

- +
32.1Evenkite
C
 
21
H
 
44
32.2 Fitchtelite
32.3Simonellite
C
 
19
H
 
24
32.4Kratochvílite
C
 
13
H
 
10
32.5Idrialite
C
 
22
H
 
14
32.6Carpathite
C
 
24
H
 
12
32.8Flagstaffite
C
 
10
H
 
22
O
 
3
32.9Hoelite
C
 
14
H
 
8
O
 
2
32.10Kladnoite
C
 
6
H
 
4
(CO)
 
2
NH
32.11Acetamide
CH
 
3
CONH
 
2
32.12Guanine
C
 
5
H
 
5
N
 
5
O
32.13Urea
CO(NH
 
2
)
 
2
32.14Uricite
C
 
5
H
 
4
N
 
4
O
 
3
32.15Abelsonite
Ni(C
 
31
H
 
32
N
 
4
)

Other Names for Refikite

Other Languages:
German:Refikit
Spanish:Refikita

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 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.

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  • Localities for Refikite

    (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)
      • 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
     
    • Abruzzo
      • Teramo Province
    ▪ La Cava, D. (1852): Journal des Connaissances Médicales, Paris.
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