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Fichtelite

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Formula:
C19H34
Colour:
Colorless, white, pale yellow
Lustre:
Greasy
Specific Gravity:
0.631 (Calculated)
Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Name:
Named by C. Bromeis in 1841 for the original locality in the Fichtelgebirge, Germany.
Chemically identical to Dimethyl-isopropyl-perhydrophenanthrene.


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Classification of FichteliteHide

Approved, 'Grandfathered' (first described prior to 1959)
First Published:
1841
10.BA.05

10 : ORGANIC COMPOUNDS
B : Hydrocarbons
A : Hydrocarbons
50.3.4.1

50 : ORGANIC COMPOUNDS
3 : Hydrocarbons

Physical Properties of FichteliteHide

Greasy
Transparency:
Transparent
Colour:
Colorless, white, pale yellow
Comment:
"Soft"
Cleavage:
Distinct/Good
{001} and {100}
Density:
0.631 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Chemical Properties of FichteliteHide

Formula:
C19H34

Crystallography of FichteliteHide

Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Cell Parameters:
a = 10.7 Å, b = 7.45 Å, c = 10.82 Å
β = 105.85°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 1.436 : 1 : 1.452
Unit Cell V:
829.72 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Morphology:
Elongated along [010], and tabular on {001}.

Type Occurrence of FichteliteHide

Geological Setting of Type Material:
In fossilized pine wood from a peat bog.

Synonyms of FichteliteHide

Other Language Names for FichteliteHide

German:Fichtelit
Simplified Chinese:白脂晶石
Spanish:Fichtelita

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

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
10.BA.50EvenkiteC21H44Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pbcm

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

32.1EvenkiteC21H44Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pbcm
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

Thermal Behaviour:
Melting point 44.2–45.0 C
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 FichteliteHide

Reference List:
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Bromeis, C. (1841) Ueber den fichtelite. Annalen der Chemie und Pharmacie, Heidelberg: 37: 304-306.
Clark, T.E. (1857) Ueberden Fichtelit. Justus Liebigs Annalen der Chemie: 103: 236–248.
Clark, T.E. (1858) Fichtelite, a fossil carbo-hydrogen found in the "Fichtelgebirge" of North Bavaria. American Journal of Science: 25: 164-176.
Strunz, H. (1962) Fichtelit. Dimethyl-isopropyl-perhydropenanthren. Naturwissen., 49, 9–10.
Hoering, T.C. (1967) Fichtelite hydrocarbons in fossil wood. Carnagie Institute of Washington, Year Book: 67: 203-205.
Mace, H.A., Peterson, R.C. (1995) The crystal structure of fichtelite, a naturally occurring hydrocarbon. The Canadian Mineralogist: 33: 7-11.
Jambor, J.L., Roberts, A.C. (1995) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 80: 1073-1077.

Internet Links for FichteliteHide

Localities for FichteliteHide

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.
Czech Republic
 
  • Bohemia (Böhmen; Boehmen)
    • South Bohemia Region
      • Tábor (Tabor)
        • Soběslav (Sobieslau; Soběslau)
J. Kratochvil (1961): Topographic mineralogy of Bohemia, part IV NČSAV Prague, p.209 (Mažice)
Germany
 
  • Bavaria
    • Franconia
      • Fichtelgebirge
        • Marktredwitz
          • Thiersheim
F. Müller: "Bayerns steinreiche Ecke", 2nd ed., Oberfränkische Verlagsanstalt (Hof), 1984
        • Selb
Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
Slovakia
 
  • Žilina Region
    • Námestovo Co.
Koděra, M. et al., 1986 a 1990 : Topografická mineralógia Slovenska, diel 1- 3, Veda – Vydavateľstvo SAV, Bratislava, 1990, 1 – 1590k
    • Tvrdošín Co.
Koděra, M. et al., 1986 a 1990 : Topografická mineralógia Slovenska, diel 1- 3, Veda – Vydavateľstvo SAV, Bratislava, 1990, 1 – 1590k
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