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Valchovite

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About ValchoviteHide

Colour:
Colourless to orange
Lustre:
Waxy
Name:
After the type locality, Valchov, Moravia, Czech Republic.
A polymeric sesquiterpen alcohol. An amber-like mineral.
Occurs in Cenomanian sulphide-rich shales of a coal deposit, and in coal at another deposit.
Originally described from Valchov, Boskovice, South Moravia Region, Moravia (Mähren; Maehren), Czech Republic.


Physical Properties of ValchoviteHide

Colour:
Colourless to orange

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Coal1 photo of Valchovite associated with Coal on mindat.org.

Fluorescence of ValchoviteHide

Cyanic blue (UV)

Other InformationHide

Health Risks:
No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

References for ValchoviteHide

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Strunz (1977): 498.
Bernard, Jan H. and Jaroslav Hyršl (2004), Minerals and their Localities, Granit, Prague: 635.

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Localities for ValchoviteHide

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Locality ListHide

- This locality has map coordinates listed. - This locality has estimated coordinates. ⓘ - Click for further information on this occurrence. ? - Indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. - Good crystals or important locality for species. - World class for species or very significant. (TL) - Type Locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) - First Recorded Locality for everything else (eg varieties). Struck out - Mineral was erroneously reported from this locality. Faded * - Never found at this locality but inferred to have existed at some point in the past (eg from pseudomorphs.)

All localities listed without proper references should be considered as questionable.
Czech Republic
 
  • South Moravian Region
    • Boskovice (Boskowitz)
      • Skalice nad Svitavou (Skalitz an der Zwittawa)
Bernard & Hyršl (2004), Minerals and their Localities, Granit, Prague: 635.
Bernard & Hyršl (2004), Minerals and their Localities, Granit, Prague: 635.
Mineral and/or Locality  
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