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Wampenite

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About WampeniteHide

Formula:
C18H16
confirmed by high resolution mass spectrometry
Crystal System:
Monoclinic
An organic mineral

New structure type. Other carbon-hydrogen minerals include: dinite, evenkite, fichtelite, hartite, idrialite, kratochvílite, 'phylloretine', ravatite, simonellite, "voltzite" (carbon-hydrogen sulfur), and not IMA-accepted adamantane and naphthalene.

The main structural motif is an aromatic phenanthrene moiety (compare ravatite) with attached axial methyl group and a disordered propen-2-yl (methylvinyl) terminal group.


Classification of WampeniteHide

Approved
Approval Year:
2015
First Published:
2016

Chemical Properties of WampeniteHide

Formula:
C18H16

confirmed by high resolution mass spectrometry

Crystallography of WampeniteHide

Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Class (H-M):
2/m - Prismatic
Space Group:
P21/b
Setting:
P21/a
Cell Parameters:
a = 6.733(2) Å, b = 8.689(3) Å, c = 23.709(7) Å
β = 90.118(6)°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 0.775 : 1 : 2.729
Unit Cell V:
1387 ų
Z:
4

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
11.92(49)
5.32(43)
4.88(10)
4.366(28)
3.656(23)
3.504(33)
3.328(8)
2.164(9)

Type Occurrence of WampeniteHide

Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Type material is deposited in the collections of the Mineral Sciences Department, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (900 Exposition Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90007, USA), catalogue number 63558.
Reference:
Mills, S.J., Kampf, A.R., Nestola, F., Williams, P.A., Leverett, P., Hejazi, L., Hibbs, D.E., Mrorsko, M., Alvaro, M., Kasatkin, A.V. (2017): Wampenite, C18H16, a new organic mineral from the fossil conifer locality at Wampen, Bavaria, Germany. European Journal of Mineralogy: 29: 511-515.

Synonyms of WampeniteHide

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 WampeniteHide

Reference List:
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Mills, S.J., Kampf, A.R., Nestola, F., Williams, P.A., Leverett, P., Hejazi, L., Hibbs, D.E., Mrorsko, M., Alvaro, M., Kasatkin, A.V. (2015) Wampenite, IMA 2015-061. CNMNC Newsletter No. 27, October 2015, page 1229; Mineralogical Magazine: 79: 1229–1236
Mills, S.J., Kampf, A.R., Nestola, F., Williams, P.A., Leverett, P., Hejazi, L., Hibbs, D.E., Mrorsko, M., Alvaro, M., Kasatkin, A.V. (2017) Wampenite, C18H16, a new organic mineral from the fossil conifer locality at Wampen, Bavaria, Germany. European Journal of Mineralogy: 29: 511-515

Internet Links for WampeniteHide

Localities for WampeniteHide

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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.
Germany (TL)
 
  • Bavaria
    • Franconia
      • Fichtelgebirge
        • Marktredwitz
          • Thiersheim
Mills,S.J.,Kampf,A.R.,Nestola, F., Williams, P.A., Leverett, P., Hejazi, L., Hibbs, D.E.,Mrorsko,M.,Alvaro,M.and Kasatkin,A.V. (2015) Wampenite, IMA 2015-061. CNMNC Newsletter No. 27, October 2015, page 1229; Mineralogical Magazine, 79, 1229–1236.; Mills, S.J., Kampf, A.R., Nestola, F., Williams, P.A., Leverett, P., Hejazi, L., Hibbs, D.E., Mrorsko, M., Alvaro, M., Kasatkin, A.V. (2017) Wampenite, C18H16, a new organic mineral from the fossil conifer locality at Wampen, Bavaria, Germany. European Journal of Mineralogy: 29: 511-515
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