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Ozocerite

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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

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 Ozocerite

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

Internet Links for Ozocerite

Localities for Ozocerite

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 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.
Austria
 
  • Lower Austria
    • Mostviertel
R. Exel: Die Mineralien und Erzlagerstätten Österreichs (1993)
China
 
  • 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)
http://web.anl.gov/PCS/acsfuel/preprint%20archive/Files/19_2_LOS%20ANGELES_04-74__0246.pdf
France
 
  • 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
Germany
 
  • Bavaria
    • Swabia
      • Allgäu
        • Sonthofen
          • Burgberg im Allgäu
S. Weiß: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
Italy
 
  • Emilia-Romagna
    • Bologna Province
      • Savigno
Massimo Caldera collection
Netherlands
 
  • 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
Poland
 
  • 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
Russia
 
  • 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.
Slovakia
 
  • 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
UK
 
  • England
    • Co. Durham
      • Durham Coalfield
        • Chester-le-Street
Hall, T.M. (1868): The Mineralogist's Directory. Edward Stanford (London), 168 pp.
Ukraine
 
  • 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
USA
 
  • 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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