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About OzoceriteHide

Light yellow to dark brown, green, ...
Greek oze, stench, and kero, wax.
A naturally-occurring odoriferous mineral wax or paraffin.
Chemically, ozokerite consists of a mixture of various hydrocarbons, mostly alkanes: CnH2n+2 n=20<40

See also hatchettite and evenkite.

Physical Properties of OzoceriteHide

Light yellow to dark brown, green, ...

Synonyms of OzoceriteHide

Other Language Names for OzoceriteHide

Varieties of OzoceriteHide

CelestialiteA paraffin hydrocarbon found in iron meteorites.
Helenite (of Nawratil)A paraffin wax.

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Quartz2 photos of Ozocerite associated with Quartz on mindat.org.
Dickite1 photo of Ozocerite associated with Dickite on mindat.org.
Siderite1 photo of Ozocerite associated with Siderite on mindat.org.
Baryte1 photo of Ozocerite associated with Baryte on mindat.org.

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 OzoceriteHide

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Hintze (1933): 4,2, 1340, 1362.

Internet Links for OzoceriteHide

Localities for OzoceriteHide

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.
  • Lower Austria
    • Mostviertel
R. Exel: Die Mineralien und Erzlagerstätten Österreichs (1993)
  • Guizhou
    • Qiandongnan
      • Danzhai Co.
Guanqing Lu (1994): PhD Thesis, University of Chicoutimi (Québec), Canada.
Czech Republic
  • Ústí nad Labem Region
    • Teplice District
  • Hauts-de-France
    • Pas-de-Calais
      • Ferques
Maxime Tomljanovic
  • Nouvelle-Aquitaine
    • Dordogne
      • Nontron
M Arliguie collection
      • Saint-Pardoux-la-Rivière
Patrice Queneau collection
  • Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
    • Var
      • Tanneron
Mari G. (2002), La mine de Fontsante (Var), Le Règne Minéral, n°43, pp: 38-60
  • Bavaria
    • Swabia
      • Allgäu
        • Sonthofen
          • Burgberg im Allgäu
S. Weiß: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
  • Emilia-Romagna
    • Metropolitan City of Bologna
      • Samoggia Valley
        • Valsamoggia
          • Savigno
Massimo Caldera collection; Bombicci, L. (1876) La cosiddetta "cera minerale" di Savigno. Gazzetta dell'Emilia, Bologna, n. 193 and 194; Bombicci, L. (1877) Contribuzioni di mineralogia italiana. Parte II. La struttura cristallina dell’Hatchettina (cera fossile) del Monte Falò presso Savigno (Bolognese). Memorie della R. Accademia delle Scienze dell'Istituto di Bologna, serie 3a, 8, 317-325; Casali, A. (1877) La cera fossile e l'olio minerale di Monte Falò. Monti, Bologna, 16 pp.; Bombicci, L. (1881) L'Appennino bolognese: descrizione e itinerari. Club Alpino Italiano - Sezione di Bologna. Tipografa Fava e Garagnani, Bologna, 887 pp.; Bombicci, L. (1882) Montagne e vallate del territorio di Bologna: cenni sulla oro-idrografia, geologia, litologia e mineralogia dell'Appennino bolognese e sue dipendenze. Tipografia Fava e Garagnani, Bologna, 208 pp.; Mattei, S. (1892) Ozokerite di Montefalò nel Bolognese. Bollettino del naturalista, collettore, allevatore, coltivatore (supplemento mensile alla Rivista Italiana di Scienze Naturali), 12, 3, 33-35.
  • Limburg
    • Brunssum
    • Geleen
T.G. Nijland, J.C. Zwaan, D. Visser, J. Leloux - De mineralen van Nederland - 2007
    • Hoensbroek
T.G. Nijland, J.C. Zwaan, D. Visser, J. Leloux - De mineralen van Nederland - 2007
  • Silesian Voivodeship
    • Gliwice Co.
      • Knurów
Eligiusz Szełęg collection
  • Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship
    • Kielce District
      • Kielce
Eligiusz Szełęg collection
Eligiusz Szełęg collection
Eligiusz Szełęg collection
  • Krasnoyarsk Krai
    • Taymyrskiy Autonomous Okrug
      • Taimyr Peninsula
        • Putoran Plateau
Spiridonov, E.M., Gritsenko, Y.D., and Ponomarenko, A.I. (2008): Geology of Ore Deposits 50(8), 755-762.
  • Prešov Region
    • Prešov Co.
      • Červenica
        • Dubník
Koděra, M. et al., 1986 a 1990 : Topografická mineralógia Slovenska, diel 1- 3, Veda – Vydavateľstvo SAV, Bratislava, 1990, 1 – 1590
    • Vranov nad Topľou Co.
Koděra, M. et al., 1986 a 1990 : Topografická mineralógia Slovenska, diel 1- 3, Veda – Vydavateľstvo SAV, Bratislava, 1990, 1 – 1590k
  • England
    • Co. Durham
      • Chester-le-Street
Hall, T.M. (1868): The Mineralogist's Directory. Edward Stanford (London), 168 pp.
  • Lviv Oblast
Eugene Coste. "Volcanic Origin of Natural Gas and Petroleum." The Journal of the Canadian Mining Institute, Volume 6, 1903; RadwaŃski, Andrzej B.. The oil and ozokerite mine in Boryslav and historical monuments of petroleum and salt industries in the vicinity of Boryslav (Ukrainian Fore-Carpathian region). Geotourism/Geoturystyka, [S.l.], n. 18, p. 35, Feb. 2014.
Mayevskyy, B. Y., Yarema, A. V., Kurovets, S. S., & Zderka, T. V. (2014). The conditions of forming and the prospects of oil-and-gas potential of the Cretaceous-Palaeogene reservoir rocks of the northwestern part of the Carpathian foredeep basin. Journal of hydrocarbon power engineering, (1, Iss. 2), 73-80.
  • New York
    • Herkimer Co.
      • Town of Newport
Stanley B. Keith specimen
  • Utah
    • Carbon Co.
UGMS Bull 117 Minerals and Mineral Localities of Utah
    • Utah Co.
Ozokerite Deposits in Utah, J Taff & C Smith, Bulletin - United States Geological Survey, Issue 285, 1906
    • Wasatch Co.
      • Soldier Summit District
UGMS Bull 117 Minerals and Mineral Localities of Utah
UGMS Bull 117 Minerals and Mineral Localities of Utah
UGMS Bull 117 Minerals and Mineral Localities of Utah
  • Fergana Region
    • Uzbekistan District
Uklonskiy, A.S. [Уклонский, А.С.] (1964) Geochemistry of native sulphur [К геохимии самородной серы]. Uzbek Geological Journal [Uzbekskiy Geologicheskiy Zhurnal, Узбекский геологический журнал], 6, 5-10; Ivanov, M.V. (1968) Microbiological processes in the formation of sulfur deposits. Israel Program for Scientific Translations, Jerusalem, 298 pp.; Uklonskiy, A.S. [Уклонский, А.С.] (1982) Geochemistry of native sulphur [К геохимии самородной серы]. In: Problems of mineralogy and geochemistry. Selected papers [Проблемы минералогии и геохимии. Избранные труды]. Uzbek SSR Branch, Academy of Sciences Press [Издательство "Фан" Узбекской ССР], Tashkent, 66-71; Evseev, A. A. [Евсеев, А.А.] (2004) Atlas of the World for mineralogist [Атлас мира для минералога]. Ecost Association [Ассоциация Экост], Moscow, page 149 (in Russian); Kovaleva, O.V., and Golubev, E.A. (2009) Transformation of the molecular and supramolecular structure of ozokerite under thermal effect. Geology of Ore Deposits, 71, 7, 668–674.
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