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Refikite

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Formula:
C20H32O2
Colour:
White
Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Name:
Named after Refik-Bey, Turkish journalist interested in the sciences.
This page provides mineralogical data about Refikite.


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Classification of RefikiteHide

Approved, 'Grandfathered' (first described prior to 1959)
10.CA.05

10 : ORGANIC COMPOUNDS
C : Miscellaneous Organic Minerals
A : Miscellaneous Organic Minerals
50.4.1.1

50 : ORGANIC COMPOUNDS
4 : Miscellaneous

Physical Properties of RefikiteHide

Colour:
White

Chemical Properties of RefikiteHide

Formula:
C20H32O2

Crystallography of RefikiteHide

Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Class (H-M):
2 2 2 - Disphenoidal
Space Group:
P21 21 2
Cell Parameters:
a = 10.43 Å, b = 22.35 Å, c = 7.98 Å
Ratio:
a:b:c = 0.467 : 1 : 0.357
Unit Cell V:
1,860.22 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
6.09 (90)
5.50 (100)
5.20 (70)
Comments:
Strongest lines reported by Fleischer (1965)

Type Occurrence of RefikiteHide

Other Language Names for RefikiteHide

German:Refikit
Spanish:Refikita

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

10.CA.Tholins(C,H,N)
10.CA.10FlagstaffiteC10H22O3Orth.
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
32.8FlagstaffiteC10H22O3Orth.
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 RefikiteHide

Reference List:
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La Cava, D. (1852): Journal des connaissances médicales pratique et de pharmacologie, Paris.
Legrand des Cloiseaux, A.-L.-O. (1874): Manuel de Minéralogie. Tome Second. Dunod Ed., Paris, 58-59.
Strunz, H. & Contag, B. (1965): Evenkit, Flagstaffit, Idrialin und Reficit. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie Monatshefte, 1965, 19-25.
American Mineralogist (1965): 50: 2110.
Mottana, A. (1990): I minerali organici: due secoli di ricerca scientifica in Italia. Rendiconti dell’Accademia Nazionale delle Scienze detta dei XL, Memorie Scienze Fisiche e Naturali, 14, 519-535.

Internet Links for RefikiteHide

Localities for RefikiteHide

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)
    • Karlovy Vary Region
      • Horní Slavkov (Schlaggenwald)
        • Krásno (Schönfeld)
Pažout, R., Sejkora, J., Maixner, J., Dušek, M., Tvrdý, J. (2015): Refikite from Krásno, Czech Republic: a crystal- and molecular-structure study. Mineralogical Magazine, 79, 1, 59–70.
Germany
 
  • Bavaria
    • Upper Bavaria
      • Rosenheim
        • Kolbermoor
Strunz, H., Contag, B. (1965): Evenkit, Flagstaffit, Idrialin und Reficit. Neues Jb. Miner., Mh., 19-25; Bernard, J.H., Hyršl, J. (2004): Minerals and their Localities. Granit s.r.o., Praha, 808 pp.
Italy (TL)
 
  • Abruzzo
    • Teramo Province
▪ La Cava, D. (1852): Journal des Connaissances Médicales, Paris.
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