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|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.
(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.
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Locality Updated: Portland Harbour Trust Quarry, Cape Sir William Grant, Portland, Victoria, AustraliaFrom Peter Hall, 29th Jul 2014 22:43:03