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Greifenstein Rocks, Ehrenfriedersdorf, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany

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Name(s) in local language(s): Greifensteine, Ehrenfriedersdorf, Erzgebirge, Sachsen, Deutschland
Outcrops of a Li-rich granite pegmatite.
Area is located in a protected nature park.

(Often said to be the type locality for Fluorapatite, discovered 1860, but Sauberg, also in EhrenFriedersdorf, has historical priority, 1823. See references under Sauberg.)

Mineral List

60 entries listed. 52 valid minerals. 3 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

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- 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: 938, 969.
- Spallek, F. (1996): Die Greifensteine bei Ehrenfriedersdorf. Lapis 1996(1),13-24.
- Wittern, A. (2001): Mineralfundorte in Deutschland. Schweizerbart (Stuttgart).

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