Branchite R180006

Name: Branchite
RRUFF ID: R180006
Ideal Chemistry: C20H34
Locality: Santa Barbara mine, San Giovanni, Valdarno, Italy
Source: Rock Currier [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: White crystals on wood. Crystals are soluble in acetone
Status: The identification of this mineral has been confirmed by single-crystal X-ray diffraction.
RRUFF ID: R180006.9
Sample Description: Single crystal, powder profile is calculated
Cell Refinement Output: a: 11.3800(45)Å    b: 20.8957(85)Å    c: 7.4032(23)Å
alpha: 94.029(12)°    beta: 100.632(12)°    gamma: 80.505(13)°   Volume: 1705.1(13)Å3    Crystal System: triclinic

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REFERENCES for Branchite

Anthony J W, Bideaux R A, Bladh K W, and Nichols M C (1990) Handbook of Mineralogy, Mineral Data Publishing, Tucson Arizona, USA, by permission of the Mineralogical Society of America. [view file]

Savi P (1839) Sopra la branchite, nuova specie di combustibile fossile trovato in Toscana, Nuovo Giornale de’ Letterati, 108, 1-8   [view file]

Haidinger W (1841) Ueber den Hartit, eine neue Species aus der Ordnung der Erdharze, Annalen der Physik und Chemie, 54, 261-265   [view file]

Bouška V, Císařová I, Skála R, Dvořák Z, Zelinka J, Zák K (1998) Hartite from Bílina, American Mineralogist, 83, 1340-1346   [view file]

Miyawaki R, Hatert F, Pasero M, Mills S J (2021) IMA Commission on New Minerals, Nomenclature and Classification (CNMNC) – Newsletter 61, European Journal of Mineralogy, 33, 299-304   [view file]

Bonaccorsi E, Farina S, Biagioni C, Pasero M (2022) ‘Hartite’ renamed branchite, Mineralogical Magazine, 86, 405-411