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Fichtelite Mineral Data

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General Fichtelite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: C19H34
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 262.48 gm
   Hydrogen  13.06 %  H
   Carbon    86.94 %  C
            100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: C19H34
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1841
Help on Locality: Locality: Redwitz, Fichtel Mts, Bayern (Bavaria), Germany Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the locality
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Fichtelite + Pronunciation Say FICHTELITE

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Comments: Colorless crystals of fichtelite on fossil wood.
Location: Marktredwitz, Fichtelgebirge, Bavaria, Germany. Scale: Picture size 6 mm.
© Thomas Witzke / Abraxas-Verlag

Fichtelite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =1.4355:1:1.4513
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 10.706, b = 7.458, c = 10.824, Z = 2; beta = 105.85° V = 831.39 Den(Calc)= 1.05
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Monoclinic - Sphenoidal H-M Symbol (2) Space Group: P 21

Physical Properties of Fichtelite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {???} Perfect
Help on Color: Color: White.
Help on Density: Density: 1.032
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Transparent
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 1 - Talc
Help on Streak: Streak: white

Calculated Properties of Fichtelite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=1.18 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Fichtelite =1.05 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.0095833948
Boson Index = 0.9904166052
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEFichtelite = 0.12 barns/electron
U=PEFichtelite x rElectron Density= 0.14 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Fichtelite is Not Radioactive

Fichtelite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (50)Salts of Organic Acids
  (50.03.04)Dana Group Fichtelite C19H34 P 21 2
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 10.BA.05 10 - ORGANIC COMPOUNDS
  10.B - Hydrocarbons
  10.BA -Hydrocarbons
10.BA.05 Fichtelite C19H34 P 21 2

Other Fichtelite Information

Help on References: References: PHYS. PROP.(Enc. of Minerals,2nd ed.,1990)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Fichtelite :
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.05