New minerals found in regions of Moravia and Silesia between 1985 and 2009; a reviewArticle PDF
New minerals found in regions of Moravia and Silesia between 1985 and 2009; a review
Since the last topographic mineralogy review in 1985, the number of mineral species described from Moravia and Silesia rose significantly, especially due to more freqent use of advanced analytical techniques, e.g. EMP or powder XRD. This paper provides their review, based on published information of diverse provenance and quality, as well as on unpublished data of the authors. Problematic determination of several species is discussed. The mineralogical research in past 25 years was focused on several distinct fields. Research of particular rock environment was common, e.g. granitic pegmatites and related granites, primary and secondary minerals of ore deposits, metamorphic rocks (marbles, serpentinites, granulites). Detailed studies of several mineral groups provided valuable scientific data (e.g. tourmaline, axinite, aeschynite, euxenite, jarosite, beryllophosphates, borosilicates, Fe-Mn-Mg phosphates).
Stanislav Houzar*, Jan Cempírek, Vladimír Hrazdil, Department of Mineralogy and Petrography, Moravian Museum, Zelný trh 6, 659 37 Brno, Czech Republic, *email@example.com
Bohuslav Fojt, Petr Gadas, Milan Novák, Radek Škoda, Department of Geological Sciences, Masaryk University, Kotlářská 2, 611 37 Brno.
Jiří Sejkora, Department of Mineralogy and Petrology, National Museum, Václavské nám. 68, 115 79 Praha 1, Czech Republic.