Ole Valdemar Petersen, retired Curator of the Mineral Collection at The Geological Museum, University of Copenhagen, passed away peacefully at his home in Solrød (Denmark) on March 31, 2020.

Ole Valdemar Petersen, best known as Ole V, was born in Gentofte, a municipality in the northern part of Copenhagen, on July 29, 1939. Following introductory studies of chemistry and physics at the University of Copenhagen (KU), he started studying mineralogy in 1961, also at KU. He graduated in 1966 as Mag. Scient. and in 1970 as Lic. Scient. (PhD), also from KU. His thesis contained descriptions of minerals from Greenland...

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