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  1. idrialite(Noun)

    A soft, orthorhombic hydrocarbon mineral, usually greenish-yellow to light brown in colour with bluish fluorescence.

  2. Origin: Idria, Slovenia, where it can be found, and -ite.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Idrialite(noun)

    a bituminous substance obtained from the mercury mines of Idria, where it occurs mixed with cinnabar

  2. Origin: [Cf. F. idrialine.]


  1. Idrialite

    Idrialite, or idrialine, is a soft, orthorhombic hydrocarbon mineral with chemical formula: C22H14. It is usually greenish yellow to light brown in colour with bluish fluorescence. Raman spectroscopy studies indicate that it may be a mixture of complex hydrocarbons including benzonaphthothiophenes and dinaphthothiophenes.

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