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Kateřina Coal Mine, Radvanice, Trutnov (Trautenau), Hradec Králové Region, Bohemia (Böhmen; Boehmen), Czech Republic

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 50° 33' 45'' North , 16° 3' 52'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 50.5626315776, 16.064414978
Name(s) in local language(s):Důl Kateřina, Královéhradecký Kraj

Burning dump pile of the Kateřina colliery in Radvanice (Eastern Bohemia) - Intrasudetic Basin, Odolov Formation, Jívka Member - Carboniferous (Stefan A - Stefan B).
Now rehabilitated and safe, no more possibilities of mineral finds.

The site is known of unique rare-metal-minerals. Galena crystals from a reducing-type assemblage reached 4 cm! The galenas of the area are doubly interesting, as they may be radioactive, containing 210Pb isotope causing structural micro-deformations (Čurda, 2014).

Sejkora et al. (2002) mention also an interesting "GAF" phase - a pseudomorphic greenockite-anhydrite-fluorite mixture.

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82 valid minerals.

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- Žáček, V. & Ondruš, P. (1998): Mineralogy of recently formed sublimates from Kateřina colliery in Radvanice, Eastern Bohemia, Czech Republic. Bull. Czech Geol. Surv. 73, 289-302.
- Jirásek, J. (2001): Thermal Changes of the Rocks in the Dump Pile of the Kateřina Colliery in Radvanice (Eastern Bohemia). Ostrava: VSB – Technical University of Ostrava, Institute of Geological Engineering - 541, 69 pp.
- Sejkora J., Berlepsch P., Makovicky E. and Balić-Žunić T. (2001): Natural SnGeS3 from Radvanice near Trutnov (Czech Republic): its description, crystal structure refinement and solid solution with PbSnS3. European Journal of Mineralogy, 13, 791-800.
- Sejkora J., Berlepsch P., Makovicky E., Balić-Žunić T. and Litochleb J. (2002): Teallite from Radvanice near Trutnov (Czech Republic). N. Jb. Miner. Abh., 177(2), 163-180

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- Čurda, M. (2014): Izotopy olova a olovo 210 v recentních galenitech dolnoslezské pánve. Diploma thesis, Faculty of Science, Institute of Geochemistry, Mineralogy and Mineral Resources [in Czech, with English abstract].

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