Articles | Volume 33, issue 1
Eur. J. Mineral., 33, 1–8, 2021
Eur. J. Mineral., 33, 1–8, 2021

Research article 20 Jan 2021

Research article | 20 Jan 2021

Freitalite, C14H10, a new aromatic hydrocarbon mineral from Freital, Saxony, Germany

Thomas Witzke et al.

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The new mineral species freitalite, C14H10, corresponding to the aromatic hydrocarbon anthracene, has been discovered on the mine dump of the Königin Carola shaft (Paul Berndt Mine), Freital, near Dresden, Saxony, Germany. Freitalite is a product of pyrolysis of coal and was formed by sublimation from a gas phase. The mineral was identified by several analytical methods.