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General Dinite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: C20H36
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 276.51 gm
   Hydrogen  13.12 %  H
   Carbon    86.88 %  C
            100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: C20H36
Help on Environment: Environment: Found in lignite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Not Approved (Pre-IMA) 1852
Help on Locality: Locality: Castelnuovo Garfagnana, northern Tuscany, Italy. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Olinto Dini (1802-1866), Italian teacher and professor of physics, University of Pisa.

Dinite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =0.9681:1:0.8953
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 12.356, b = 12.762, c = 11.427, Z = 4; V = 1,801.89 Den(Calc)= 1.02
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Orthorhombic - Disphenoidal H-M Symbol (2 2 2) Space Group: P 212121
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 5.06(1), 5.53(1), 7(0.6),

Physical Properties of Dinite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: None
Help on Color: Color: Colorless, Yellowish white.
Help on Density: Density: 1.01
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Transparent
Help on Fracture: Fracture: Fragile - Crystals with a delicate and easily injured structure.
Help on Habit: Habit: Cryptocrystalline - Occurs as crystals too small to distinguish with the naked eye.
Help on Habit: Habit: Massive - Uniformly indistinguishable crystals forming large masses.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 1 - Talc
Help on Luster: Luster: Waxy
Help on Streak: Streak: white

Calculated Properties of Dinite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=1.15 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Dinite =1.02 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.0095761553
Boson Index = 0.9904238447
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEDinite = 0.12 barns/electron
U=PEDinite x rElectron Density= 0.14 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Dinite is Not Radioactive

Dinite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (50)Salts of Organic Acids
  (50.03.05)Dana Group Dinite* C20H36 P 212121 2 2 2
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 10.BA.15 10 - ORGANIC COMPOUNDS
  10.B - Hydrocarbons
  10.BA -Hydrocarbons
10.BA.15 Dinite* C20H36 P 212121 2 2 2

Other Dinite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( Dana8) PHYS. PROP.(Am.Min.,Vol.77,p674,1992)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Dinite :
1 - Am. Min. Crystal Structure Database
2 - Athena
3 - EUROmin Project
4 - Ecole des Mines de Paris
5 - GeoScienceWorld
6 - Google Images
7 - Google Scholar
8 - Handbook of Mineralogy (MinSocAm)
9 - Handbook of Mineralogy (UofA)
10 - MinDAT
11 - Mineralienatlas (Deutsch)
12 - Online Mineral Museum
13 - QUT Mineral Atlas
14 - Ruff.Info

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Dana No: Strunz No: 10.BA.15