Articles | Volume 33, issue 1
Eur. J. Mineral., 33, 1–8, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/ejm-33-1-2021
Eur. J. Mineral., 33, 1–8, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/ejm-33-1-2021

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.

Related authors

Laurentthomasite, Mg2K(Be2Al)Si12O30: a new milarite-group-type member from the Ihorombe region, Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar
Cristiano Ferraris, Isabella Pignatelli, Fernando Cámara, Giancarlo Parodi, Sylvain Pont, Martin Schreyer, and Fengxia Wei
Eur. J. Mineral., 32, 355–365, https://doi.org/10.5194/ejm-32-355-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/ejm-32-355-2020, 2020
Short summary

Related subject area

New minerals and systematic mineralogy
Kahlenbergite KAl11O17, a new β-alumina mineral and Fe-rich hibonite from the Hatrurim Basin, the Negev desert, Israel
Biljana Krüger, Evgeny V. Galuskin, Irina O. Galuskina, Hannes Krüger, and Yevgeny Vapnik
Eur. J. Mineral., 33, 341–355, https://doi.org/10.5194/ejm-33-341-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/ejm-33-341-2021, 2021
Short summary
Occurrence of silesiaite, a new calcium–iron–tin sorosilicate in the calcic skarn of El Valle-Boinás, Asturias, Spain
Antonia Cepedal, Mercedes Fuertes-Fuente, and Agustín Martin-Izard
Eur. J. Mineral., 33, 165–174, https://doi.org/10.5194/ejm-33-165-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/ejm-33-165-2021, 2021
Grimmite, NiCo2S4, a new thiospinel from Příbram, Czech Republic
Pavel Škácha, Jiří Sejkora, Jakub Plášil, Zdeněk Dolníček, and Jana Ulmanová
Eur. J. Mineral., 33, 175–187, https://doi.org/10.5194/ejm-33-175-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/ejm-33-175-2021, 2021
Short summary
Gobelinite, the Co analogue of ktenasite from Cap Garonne, France, and Eisenzecher Zug, Germany
Stuart J. Mills, Uwe Kolitsch, Georges Favreau, William D. Birch, Valérie Galea-Clolus, and Johannes Markus Henrich
Eur. J. Mineral., 32, 637–644, https://doi.org/10.5194/ejm-32-637-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/ejm-32-637-2020, 2020
Two new minerals, badengzhuite, TiP, and zhiqinite, TiSi2, from the Cr-11 chromitite orebody, Luobusa ophiolite, Tibet, China: is this evidence for super-reduced mantle-derived fluids?
Fahui Xiong, Xiangzhen Xu, Enrico Mugnaioli, Mauro Gemmi, Richard Wirth, Edward S. Grew, Paul T. Robinson, and Jingsui Yang
Eur. J. Mineral., 32, 557–574, https://doi.org/10.5194/ejm-32-557-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/ejm-32-557-2020, 2020
Short summary

Cited articles

Akulov, N. I. and Akulova, V. V.: Pyrolysis of technogenic re-deposited coal-bearing rocks of spoil heaps, Geosciences, 10, 122–134, https://doi.org/10.3390/geosciences10040122, 2020. 
Brock, C. P. and Dunitz, J. D.: Temperature dependence of thermal motion in crystalline anthracene, Acta Cryst., B46, 795–806, 1990. 
Caspar, M. L., Stothers, J. B., and Wilson, N. K.: 13C Nuclear magnetic resonance studies of methylated anthracenes, Can. J. Chem., 53, 1958–1969, 1975. 
Colombo, L. and Mathieu, J.-P.: Propriétés optiques et spectres de diffusion des cristaux d'anthracène, Bull. Soc. franç. Min. Crist., 83, 250–254, 1960. 
Cruickshank, D. W. J.: A detailed refinement of the crystal and molecular structure of anthracene, Acta Cryst., 9, 915–923, 1956. 
Download
Short summary
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.