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Elaterite

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About ElateriteHide

Formula:
(C,H,O,S)
C: 82-86%
H: 11-13.5%
O: 1.5-5%
S: up to 1.4%
Name:
From the Greek 'ελατηρ' (pine) for the supposed origin of the resin.
First Recorded Locality:
An elastic bitumen, shown to be a branched polythene possibly with essential sulfur up to 1.4% (Heidberg & Grak, 1969)


Chemical Properties of ElateriteHide

Formula:
(C,H,O,S)

C: 82-86%
H: 11-13.5%
O: 1.5-5%
S: up to 1.4%

First Recorded Occurrence of ElateriteHide

Synonyms of ElateriteHide

Other Language Names for ElateriteHide

Varieties of ElateriteHide

ThioelateriteAn elaterite containing thioalcohols and thioethers.

Analysis: C 82.27, H 12.35, N+O 1.69, Ash 0.73
WiedgeriteTrade name for a soft bitumen resembling elaterite but containing much sulfur and water.

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 ElateriteHide

Reference List:
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J.Heidberg & K.Krejci-Grak (1969) Naturwiss 56, 513
J.F.L.Hausmann (1813) Handb. Min., 1st ed. 1,87 (Elaterit)

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Localities for ElateriteHide

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.
Bolivia
 
  • Potosí
    • Chayanta Province
[MinRec 32:469]
        • Gallofa mine (Socavon Progreso)
Arch. Mineral. Warsaw, vol. 12, pp.90-95, 1936
    • Sud Chichas Province
      • Atocha-Quechisla mining district
        • Chocaya-Animas (Animas-Chocaya)
[MinRec 32:461]
Canada
 
  • Ontario
    • Parry Sound District
      • Henvey Township
Hugh S. Spence (1930) A REMARKABLE OCCURRENCE OF THUCHOLITE AND OIL IN A PEGMATITE DYKE, PARRY SOUND DISTRICT, ONTARIO. The American Mineralogist, 15, No. 11, 499-520.
France
 
  • Pays de la Loire
    • Loire-Atlantique
Williamson, 1932. Book of Amber, p.254.
UK (FRL)
 
  • England
    • Derbyshire
J.F.L.Hausmann (1813) Handb. Min., 1st ed. I, 87.
Hall, T.M. (1868): The Mineralogist's Directory. Edward Stanford (London), 168 pp.
D Mycroft collection
USA
 
Williamson, 1932. Book of Amber, p.254.
  • Rhode Island
    • Providence Co.
      • Lincoln
        • Lime Rock
Ken Gliesman specimen
American Chemical Journal (1899): 21: 478--499.
 
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