Lucanol was a valuable mineral mined on several worlds.
On Kaldor, it was obtained via sandminers. When Lish Toos reported that Storm Mine 4 was detecting traces of lucanol, alongside zelanite and keefan, Kiy Uvanov declared it to be "money in the bank". Ander Poul claimed it was the dream of everyone on board Storm Mine 4 to take a sandminer back home "with every tank full of lucanol". (TV: The Robots of Death)