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Kratochvílite

Organic mineral

Kratochvilite is a rare organic mineral formed by combustion deposits. It is a hydrocarbon with the formula of either C13H10 or (C6H4)2CH2. It is a polymorph of the aromatic hydrocarbon. It forms white, yellow to brown crystals in the orthorhombic which occur often as a druzey encrustation. It has a specific gravity of 1 to 2.

It was first described from the Nejedly mine in Bohemia , Czech Republic

Identification

Color of mineral

White

Density ( specific gravity )

1.578
1.663
1.919

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Orthorhombic