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Schneckenstein cliff (Königskrone Topaz Mine), Kielberg, Klingenthal, Vogtland, Saxony, Germany
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Photo: Harjo
Latitude: 50°25'N
Longitude: 12°26'E
 
Name(s) in local language(s): Schneckenstein, Kielberg, Klingenthal, Vogtland, Sachsen, Deutschland
 
A cliff on the NW slope of Kielberg mountain, famous since centuries for excellent yellowish topaz crystals on quartz (greisen body).
Collecting in the fenced-in area is strictly prohibited. Collecting in the surrounding forest is also restricted by the Forestry Dept.


Mineral List

Azurite
Cassiterite
Chalcopyrite
Chalcosiderite
var: Alumo-chalcosiderite
'Chalcosiderite-Turquoise Series'
Crandallite
Fluorapatite
Fluorite
Gold
Kaolinite
Malachite
Molybdenite
Pyrite
Quartz
Rutile
var: Ilmenorutile

Topaz
var: Pyknite
'Tourmaline'
Turquoise
Wavellite
'Wolframite'


22 entries listed. 16 valid minerals.

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References

Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951) The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 950.

Vollstädt, H., R. Baumgärtel (1977) "Einheimische Edelsteine", 2nd. ed., Steinkopff (Dresden).

Lapis (1990) 15(7/8), 75.

Leithner, H. (2008) Famous Mineral Localities: The Königskrone Topaz Mine, Schneckenstein, Saxony, Germany. Mineralogical Record 39(5) 355-367.

Mineralogical Record: 26: 30.

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