hartite

hartite

[′här‚tīt]
(geology)
A white, crystalline, fossil resin that is found in lignites. Also known as bombiccite; branchite; hofmannite; josen.
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Species found thus far include anapaite, vivianite, kutnohorite, and the white hydrocarbon mineral hartite, [C.sub.20][H.sub.34].
X-ray powder diffraction analyses by Pellizzer (1955) have classified the material as hartite. Detailed work concerning the structure was subsequently published by Foresti et al.
Hartite occurs rarely as colorless, vitreous blades on the lignite; crystals are often grouped to form fibrous-radiating spherules on lignite.