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Hydrophane

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Formula:
SiO2 · nH2O
A variety of Opal

A variety of opal that turns translucent or transparent when immersed in water.

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Chemical Properties of HydrophaneHide

Formula:
SiO2 · nH2O

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Menilite2 photos of Hydrophane associated with Menilite on mindat.org.
Opal2 photos of Hydrophane associated with Opal on mindat.org.

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.

Internet Links for HydrophaneHide

Localities for HydrophaneHide

This map shows a selection of localities that have latitude and longitude coordinates recorded. Click on the symbol to view information about a locality. The symbol next to localities in the list can be used to jump to that position on the map.

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.
Australia
 
  • Queensland
    • Western Downs Region
      • Dalby
        • Kaimkillenbun
Canada
 
  • British Columbia
    • Omenica Mining Division
      • Troitsa Peak
MINFILE No 093E 120
    • Vernon Mining Division
      • Vernon
www.em.gov.bc.ca/cf/minfile
Slovakia
 
  • Banská Bystrica Region
    • Banská Bystrica Co.
      • Ľubietová (Libetbánya; Libethen)
Koděra, M. et al., 1986 a 1990 : Topografická mineralógia Slovenska, diel 1- 3, Veda – Vydavateľstvo SAV, Bratislava, 1990, 1 – 1590k
    • Banská Štiavnica Co.
      • Banská Belá
Koděra M., Andrusovová-Vlčeková G., Belešová O., Briatková D., Dávidová Š., Fejdiová V., Hurai V., Chovan M., Nelišerová E., Ženiš P., 1986-1990: Topografická mineralógia Slovenska. I-III. Veda, Bratislava, 1592 p. (in Slovak)
    • Detva Co.
Koděra, M., Andrusovová-Vlčeková, G., Belešová, O., Briatková, D., Dávidová, Š., Fejdiová, V., Hurai, V., Chovan, M., Nelišerová, E., Ženiš, P. (1986-1990): Topografická mineralógia Slovenska. I-III. Veda, Bratislava, 1592 p.
    • Krupina Co.
      • Hontianske Nemce
Koděra, M. et al., 1986 a 1990 : Topografická mineralógia Slovenska, diel 1- 3, Veda – Vydavateľstvo SAV, Bratislava, 1990, 1 – 1590k
  • Prešov Region
    • Prešov Co.
      • Červenica
        • Dubník
Koděra, M. et al., 1986 a 1990 : Topografická mineralógia Slovenska, diel 1- 3, Veda – Vydavateľstvo SAV, Bratislava, 1990, 1 – 1590
Koděra, M. et al., 1986 a 1990 : Topografická mineralógia Slovenska, diel 1- 3, Veda – Vydavateľstvo SAV, Bratislava, 1990, 1 – 1590
Duda et. all.,1981:Minerály severnej časti Slanských vrchov. Min.Slovca,Monografia 2,Bratislava, 98 p
Spain
 
  • Catalonia
    • Girona (Gerona)
      • La Selva
        • Caldes de Malavella
Joaquim Mollfulleda, Minerales, Omega, 1996
        • Sils
          • Massabè
Joaquim Mollfulleda, Minerales, Omega, 1996
UK
 
  • England
    • Cornwall
      • St Austell District
        • Treverbyn
          • Stenalees
Pete Nancarrow personal collection
USA
 
  • Nevada
    • Humboldt Co.
      • Virgin Valley
  • New Jersey
    • Hudson Co.
      • Jersey City
        • Bergen Hill
          • Mt Pleasant
Canfield (1889).
  • Oregon
    • Morrow Co.
USGS
  • Washington
    • Lincoln Co.
Dake, 1956. NW Gem Trails, 2nd ed.
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