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Colour:Light yellow to dark ...
Name:Greek oze, stench, and kero, wax.

A naturally-occurring odoriferous mineral wax or paraffin.
Chemically, ozokerite consists of a mixture of various hydrocarbons, mostly alkanes: CnH2n+2 n=20<40

See also hatchettite and evenkite.

Classification of Ozocerite

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Physical Properties of Ozocerite

Colour:Light yellow to dark brown, green, ...

Other Names for Ozocerite

Ader WaxBlister WaxBlower WaxCrack WaxEarth-wax
Native ParaffinNative Paraffin WaxOzaceriteOzokeritePietricikite
Wax StoneZietrisikite
Other Languages:
French:Cire Fossile
CelestialiteHelenite (of Nawratil)

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 Ozocerite

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Hintze (1933): 4,2, 1340, 1362.

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  • Localities for Ozocerite

    The map shows a selection of localities that have latitude and longitude coordinates recorded. Click on the symbol to view information about a locality. The symbol next to localities in the list can be used to jump to that position on the map.
    (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.
    • Lower Austria
      • Mostviertel
    R. Exel: Die Mineralien und Erzlagerstätten Österreichs (1993)
    • Guizhou Province
      • Qiandongnan Autonomous Prefecture
        • Danzhai Co.
    Guanqing Lu (1994): PhD Thesis, University of Chicoutimi (Québec), Canada.
    Czech Republic
    • Bohemia (Böhmen; Boehmen)
      • Ústí Region
        • Teplice (Teplitz)
    • Aquitaine
      • Dordogne
        • Nontron
    M Arliguie collection
        • Saint-Pardoux-la-Rivière
    Patrice Queneau collection
    • Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
      • Var
        • Tanneron
    Mari G. (2002), La mine de Fontsante (Var), Le Règne Minéral, n°43, pp: 38-60
    • Bavaria
      • Swabia
        • Allgäu
          • Sonthofen
            • Burgberg im Allgäu
    S. Weiß: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
    • Emilia-Romagna
      • Bologna Province
        • Savigno
    Massimo Caldera collection
    • Limburg
      • Brunssum
      • Geleen
    T.G. Nijland, J.C. Zwaan, D. Visser, J. Leloux - De mineralen van Nederland - 2007
      • Hoensbroek
    T.G. Nijland, J.C. Zwaan, D. Visser, J. Leloux - De mineralen van Nederland - 2007
    • Świętokrzyskie
      • Świętokrzyskie Mts (Holy Cross Mts)
        • Kielce District
          • Kielce
    Eligiusz Szełęg collection
    Eligiusz Szełęg collection
    Eligiusz Szełęg collection
    • Upper Silesia (Śląskie)
      • Upper Silesian Coal Basin
        • Rybnik Coal Area
          • Rybnik
            • Czerwionka-Leszczyny
    Eligiusz Szełęg collection
    • Eastern-Siberian Region
      • Taymyrskiy Autonomous Okrug
        • Taimyr Peninsula
          • Putoran Plateau
    Spiridonov, E.M., Gritsenko, Y.D., and Ponomarenko, A.I. (2008): Geology of Ore Deposits 50(8), 755-762.
    • Prešov Region
      • Prešov Co.
        • Červenica
          • Dubník
    Koděra, M. et al., 1986 a 1990 : Topografická mineralógia Slovenska, diel 1- 3, Veda – Vydavateľstvo SAV, Bratislava, 1990, 1 – 1590
      • Vranov nad Topľou Co.
    Koděra, M. et al., 1986 a 1990 : Topografická mineralógia Slovenska, diel 1- 3, Veda – Vydavateľstvo SAV, Bratislava, 1990, 1 – 1590k
    • England
      • Co. Durham
        • Durham Coalfield
          • Chester-le-Street
    Hall, T.M. (1868): The Mineralogist's Directory. Edward Stanford (London), 168 pp.
    • L'viv Oblast' (Lviv Oblast'; Lwiw Oblast')
    Eugene Coste. "Volcanic Origin of Natural Gas and Petroleum." The Journal of the Canadian Mining Institute, Volume 6, 1903
    • New York
      • Herkimer Co.
        • Town of Newport
    Stanley B. Keith specimen
    • Utah
      • Carbon Co.
    UGMS Bull 117 Minerals and Mineral Localities of Utah
      • Utah Co.
    Ozokerite Deposits in Utah, J Taff & C Smith, Bulletin - United States Geological Survey, Issue 285, 1906
      • Wasatch Co.
        • Soldier Summit District
    UGMS Bull 117 Minerals and Mineral Localities of Utah
    UGMS Bull 117 Minerals and Mineral Localities of Utah
    UGMS Bull 117 Minerals and Mineral Localities of Utah
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