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Simonellite

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About SimonelliteHide

Formula:
C19H24
Colour:
White
Specific Gravity:
1.08
Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Name:
Named after Vittorio Simonelli (May 1860 - February 9, 1929), italian geologist, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy, who discovered the mineral.
This page provides mineralogical data about Simonellite.


Classification of SimonelliteHide

Approved, 'Grandfathered' (first described prior to 1959)
10.BA.45

10 : ORGANIC COMPOUNDS
B : Hydrocarbons
A : Hydrocarbons
50.3.3.1

50 : ORGANIC COMPOUNDS
3 : Hydrocarbons

Physical Properties of SimonelliteHide

Transparency:
Translucent
Colour:
White
Density:
1.08 g/cm3 (Measured)    1.10 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of SimonelliteHide

Type:
Biaxial

Chemical Properties of SimonelliteHide

Formula:
C19H24

Crystallography of SimonelliteHide

Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Class (H-M):
mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) - Dipyramidal
Space Group:
Pnna
Setting:
Pnna
Cell Parameters:
a = 9.231(3) Å, b = 9.134(3) Å, c = 36.01(1) Å
Ratio:
a:b:c = 1.011 : 1 : 3.942
Unit Cell V:
3,036.22 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Z:
8
Morphology:
Crusts.
Comment:
From recrystallized material

Type Occurrence of SimonelliteHide

Other Language Names for SimonelliteHide

German:Simonellit
Spanish:Simonellita

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.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
32.2FichteliteC19H34Mon.
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

Notes:
The mineral is soluble in benzene or ethyl acetate, but only slightly in 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 SimonelliteHide

Reference List:
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Boeris G (1919) Sopra un idrocarburo della lignite di Fognano. Nota preliminare.. Rendiconto delle sessioni Della R. Accademia Delle Scienze Dell’ Istituto Bologna 23, 83-87
Wherry E T, Holden E F (1922) New minerals - new species. American Mineralogist (1922): 7: 178.
Fleischer M, Nickel E H (1970) New mineral names. American Mineralogist (1970): 55: 1818.

Internet Links for SimonelliteHide

Localities for SimonelliteHide

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.
Italy (TL)
 
  • Tuscany
    • Siena Province
      • Montepulciano
Boeris G.: Sopra un idrocarburo della lignite di Fognano (Montepulciano) - Rend. Acc. Sc. Ist. Bologna, 25: pp 105-110, XXIII, 1919 - and Emiliani F., Pellizzer R. (1952) - Studio morfologico e ottico della Simonellite. Atti Acc. Naz. Lincei - rend. 12 - pp. 724-728, and Foresti E., Riva L. di Sanseverino; The xray crystal and molecular structure of an organic mineral: simonellite - Rendiconti Acc. Naz. Lincei - vol. XLVII, 1969 -
Mineral and/or Locality  
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