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A paraffin wax.
Apparently identical to hatchettite (Spangenberg & Meisser, 2000).

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Classification of EvenkiteHide

Approved, 'Grandfathered' (first described prior to 1959)

B : Hydrocarbons
A : Hydrocarbons

3 : Hydrocarbons

Pronounciation of EvenkiteHide

PlayRecorded byCountry
Jolyon & Katya RalphUnited Kingdom

Physical Properties of EvenkiteHide


Optical Data of EvenkiteHide

Biaxial (+)
RI values:
nα = 1.504 nβ = 1.504 nγ = 1.553
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.049
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:

Chemical Properties of EvenkiteHide

IMA Formula:

Crystallography of EvenkiteHide

Crystal System:
Class (H-M):
mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) - Dipyramidal
Space Group:
Cell Parameters:
a = 7.47 Å, b = 4.98 Å, c = 65.85 Å
a:b:c = 1.5 : 1 : 13.223
Unit Cell V:
2450 ų

Type Occurrence of EvenkiteHide

Other Language Names for EvenkiteHide


Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Dolomite2 photos of Evenkite associated with Dolomite on
Baryte2 photos of Evenkite associated with Baryte on
Quartz2 photos of Evenkite associated with Quartz on

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

10.BA.10HartiteC20H34Tric. 1 : P1
10.BA.15DiniteC20H36Orth. 2 2 2 : P21 21 21
10.BA.30CarpathiteC24H12Mon. 2/m : P21/b
10.BA.40RavatiteC14H10Mon. 2 : P21
10.BA.45SimonelliteC19H24Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnna

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

32.3SimonelliteC19H24Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnna
32.6CarpathiteC24H12Mon. 2/m : P21/b
32.7RefikiteC20H32O2Orth. 2 2 2 : P21 21 2
32.10KladnoiteC6H4(CO)2NHMon. 2/m
32.11AcetamideCH3CONH2Trig. 3m : R3c
32.13UreaCO(NH2)2Tet. 4 2m : P4 21m
32.15AbelsoniteNi(C31H32N4)Tric. 1 : P1

Other InformationHide

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 EvenkiteHide

Reference List:
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Skropyshev, A.V. (1953) A paraffin from a polymetallic vein. Doklady Akademii Nauk SSSR: 88: 717-719.
Yagi, K., Fleischer, M. (1955) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 40: 367-370.
Fleischer, M. (1956) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 41: 163-168.
Strunz, H., Contag, B. (1965) Evenkit, flagstaffit, idrialin und reficit. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte: 1965: 19-25.
Fleischer, M. (1965) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 50: 2096-2111.
Spangenberg, J.E., Meisser, N. (2000) Hatchettite and evenkite – two mineral names for the same natural crystalline paraffinic wax. Abstract for V Isotope Workshop of European Society for Isotope Research, July 2000, Kraków, Poland: 188-191.
Kotelnikova, E.N., Filatov, S.K., Chukanov, N.V. (2004) Evenkite: Symmetry, chemical composition, identification and thermal behavior. Zapiski Vserossiyskogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva: 133(3): 80-92.
Piilonen, P.C., Ercit, T.S. (2005) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 90: 1466-1469.

Internet Links for EvenkiteHide

Localities for EvenkiteHide

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Locality ListHide

- This locality has map coordinates listed. - This locality has estimated coordinates. ⓘ - Click for further information on this occurrence. ? - Indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. - Good crystals or important locality for species. - World class for species or very significant. (TL) - Type Locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) - First Recorded Locality for everything else (eg varieties). Struck out - Mineral was erroneously reported from this locality. Faded * - Never found at this locality but inferred to have existed at some point in the past (eg from pseudomorphs.)

All localities listed without proper references should be considered as questionable.
  • Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
    • Hautes-Alpes
Wolfgang E. Henkel collection
      • Serres
Lapis 34 (3) (2009) p. 12
  • Kujalleq
    • Narsaq
Petersen, O.V. (2001): List of all minerals identified in the Ilímaussaq alkaline complex, South Greenland. Geology of Greenland Survey Bulletin. 190, 25-33
  • Heves Co.
    • Mátra Mts
      • Parádfürdő
collector: János Nyúl, analyzed by István Sajó
Russia (TL)
  • Eastern-Siberian Region
    • Krasnoyarsk Territory (Krasnoyarsk Kray; Krasnoyarskii Krai)
      • Evenkia (Evenkiyskiy Autonomous okrug)
        • Nizhnyaya Tunguska River Basin (Lower Tunguska River)
Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
  • 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
    • Snina Co.
Pauliš,P.,Ďuďa,R.,2002: Nejzajímavejší mineralogická naletište Slovenska. Kuttna,K.Hora, 136p
    • Vranov nad Topľou Co.
Ďuďa,R., Kaličiaková,E., 1987: Mineralogicko – paragenetické pomery Hg ložiska Merník. Min.Slovaca, 19,5,423 – 442
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