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Evenkite

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About EvenkiteHide

Formula:
C21H44
Hardness:
1
Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Name:
Named for the Evenkia district, Russia, that includes the type locality.
A paraffin wax.
Apparently identical to hatchettite (Spangenberg & Meisser, 2000).


Classification of EvenkiteHide

Approved, 'Grandfathered' (first described prior to 1959)
10.BA.50

10 : ORGANIC COMPOUNDS
B : Hydrocarbons
A : Hydrocarbons
50.3.6.1

50 : ORGANIC COMPOUNDS
3 : Hydrocarbons

Pronounciation of EvenkiteHide

Pronounciation:
PlayRecorded byCountry
Jolyon & Katya RalphUnited Kingdom

Physical Properties of EvenkiteHide

Hardness:

Optical Data of EvenkiteHide

Type:
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:
Low
Dispersion:
none

Chemical Properties of EvenkiteHide

Formula:
C21H44
IMA Formula:
C23H48

Crystallography of EvenkiteHide

Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Class (H-M):
mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) - Dipyramidal
Space Group:
Pbcm
Cell Parameters:
a = 7.47 Å, b = 4.98 Å, c = 65.85 Å
Ratio:
a:b:c = 1.5 : 1 : 13.223
Unit Cell V:
2450 ų
Z:
4

Type Occurrence of EvenkiteHide

Other Language Names for EvenkiteHide

German:Evenkit
Spanish:Evenkita

Common AssociatesHide

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

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

10.BA.05FichteliteC19H34Mon.
10.BA.10HartiteC20H34Tric. 1 : P1
10.BA.15DiniteC20H36Orth. 2 2 2 : P21 21 21
10.BA.20IdrialiteC22H14Orth.
10.BA.25KratochvíliteC13H10Orth.
10.BA.30CarpathiteC24H12Mon. 2/m : P21/b
10.BA.35PhylloretineC18H18Orth.
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

32.2FichteliteC19H34Mon.
32.3SimonelliteC19H24Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnna
32.4KratochvíliteC13H10Orth.
32.5IdrialiteC22H14Orth.
32.6CarpathiteC24H12Mon. 2/m : P21/b
32.7RefikiteC20H32O2Orth. 2 2 2 : P21 21 2
32.8FlagstaffiteC10H22O3Orth.
32.9HoeliteC14H8O2Orth.
32.10KladnoiteC6H4(CO)2NHMon. 2/m
32.11AcetamideCH3CONH2Trig. 3m : R3c
32.12GuanineC5H5N5OMon.
32.13UreaCO(NH2)2Tet. 4 2m : P4 21m
32.14UriciteC5H4N4O3Mon.
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

This 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.

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.
Denmark
 
  • Greenland
    • 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
France
 
  • Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
    • Hautes-Alpes
Wolfgang E. Henkel collection
      • Serres
Lapis 34 (3) (2009) p. 12
Hungary
 
  • Heves Co.
    • Mátra Mts
      • Parádfürdő
collector: János Nyúl, analyzed by István Sajó
Russia (TL)
 
  • Eastern-Siberian Region
    • Krasnoyarsk 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
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
    • 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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