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Flagstaffite

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About FlagstaffiteHide

Formula:
C10H22O3
Colour:
Colourless
Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Name:
Nmaed for the town of Flaggstaff, Arizona near the type locality.
This page provides mineralogical data about Flagstaffite.


Classification of FlagstaffiteHide

Approved, 'Grandfathered' (first described prior to 1959)
First Published:
1920
10.CA.10

10 : ORGANIC COMPOUNDS
C : Miscellaneous Organic Minerals
A : Miscellaneous Organic Minerals
50.4.3.1

50 : ORGANIC COMPOUNDS
4 : Miscellaneous

Pronounciation of FlagstaffiteHide

Pronounciation:
PlayRecorded byCountry
Jolyon & Katya RalphUnited Kingdom

Physical Properties of FlagstaffiteHide

Transparency:
Transparent
Colour:
Colourless

Optical Data of FlagstaffiteHide

Type:
Biaxial (+)
RI values:
nα = 1.505 nβ = 1.512 nγ = 1.524
2V:
Measured: 77° , Calculated: 76°
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.019
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Low
Dispersion:
strong

Chemical Properties of FlagstaffiteHide

Formula:
C10H22O3

Crystallography of FlagstaffiteHide

Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Cell Parameters:
a = 18.5 Å, b = 22.6 Å, c = 11 Å
Ratio:
a:b:c = 0.819 : 1 : 0.487
Unit Cell V:
4,599.10 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Type Occurrence of FlagstaffiteHide

Geological Setting of Type Material:
alluvial debris washed down from nearby mountains, in buried tree trunks.
Reference:
Guild, F.N. (1920) Flagstaffite, a new mineral from Arizona. American Mineralogist: 5: 169-172.

Synonyms of FlagstaffiteHide

Other Language Names for FlagstaffiteHide

Simplified Chinese:柱晶松脂石
Spanish:Flagstaffita

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

10.CA.Tholins(C,H,N)
10.CA.05RefikiteC20H32O2Orth. 2 2 2 : P21 21 2
10.CA.15HoeliteC14H8O2Orth.
10.CA.20AbelsoniteNi(C31H32N4)Tric. 1 : P1
10.CA.25KladnoiteC6H4(CO)2NHMon. 2/m
10.CA.30GuanineC5H5N5OMon.
10.CA.30Tinnunculite (of Chesnokov & Shcherbakova)C10H12N8O8Orth.
10.CA.35UreaCO(NH2)2Tet. 4 2m : P4 21m
10.CA.40UriciteC5H4N4O3Mon.

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

32.1EvenkiteC21H44Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pbcm
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
32.9HoeliteC14H8O2Orth.
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

Notes:
Melting point of 99-100.5 C, with sublimation.
Soluble in warm alcohol.
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 FlagstaffiteHide

Reference List:
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Guild, F.N. (1920) Flagstaffite, a new mineral from Arizona. American Mineralogist: 5: 169-172.
Guild, F.N. (1921) The identity of flagstaffite and terpin hydrate, American Mineralogist: 6: 133-135.
Guild, F.N. (1922) Flagstaffite, a new Arizona mineral, and its identity with terpin hydrate (abs.). Science: 55: 543.
Strunz, H., Contag, B. (1965) Evenkite, idrialite, and refikite (abs.), American Mineralogist: 50: 2109-2110.

Internet Links for FlagstaffiteHide

Localities for FlagstaffiteHide

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.
USA (TL)
 
  • Arizona
    • Coconino Co.
Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 222; Guild, F.N. (1920), Flagstaffite, a new mineral from AZ, Am.Min.: 5: 169-172; Guild, F.N. (1921), The identity of flagstaffite and terpin hydrate, Am.Min.: 6, 133-135; Guild, F.N. (1922), Flagstaffite, a new Arizona mineral, and its identity with terpin hydrate (abs.), Science: 55: 543; Strunz, H. & B. Contag (1965), Evenkite, idrialite, and refikite (abs.), Am.Min.: 50: 2109-2110.
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