Ian E. Grey
Anthony R. Kampf
W. Gus Mumme
Verified December 2018
The samples containing šlikite were discovered underground in the Vladimír shaft (2nd level) of the Plavno Mine (Jáchymov ore district) by Bohuslav Bureš. The new mineral was found in association with brianyoungite, hexahydrite, hydromagnesite, nesquehonite, serpierite, smithsonite and a relatively abundant phase related to ktenasite on the surface of altered skarn (with sphalerite, magnetite, maghemite and chalcopyrite) in the vicinity of hydrothermal uranium vein No. 13. Šlikite is of post-mining supergene origin. (Reported by Anthony Kampf)
The mineral is named in honor of the prominent Czech aristocrat Štěpán Šlik (1487 - 1526), founder of the town of St. Joachimsthal (now Jáchymov).
Type material is deposited in the mineralogical collection of the National Museum, Prague, Czech Republic, catalogue number P1P 46/2018, and the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, 900 Exposition Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90007, USA, catalogue number 67057
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