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Greifenstein Rocks, Ehrenfriedersdorf, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany
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Latitude: 50°38'55"N
Longitude: 12°55'52"E
 
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

Albite
Allophane
Amblygonite
Andalusite
Arsenopyrite
Autunite
Beryl
'Biotite'
Bismuth
Cacoxenite
Cassiterite
Chalcopyrite
Childrenite
'Chlorite Group'
Cordierite
Cryptomelane
Dravite
Elbaite
Eosphorite
Fluorapatite
Fluorite
'Garnet'
Goethite
Greifensteinite (TL)
Gypsum
Hematite
Hydroxylapatite
Ilmenite
'Ilsemannite'
Kaolinite
Lacroixite (TL)
Lithiophorite
Magnetite
Molybdenite
Montmorillonite
Morinite
Muscovite
Nacrite
Natrodufrénite
Nontronite
Orthoclase
Pyrite
Pyrrhotite
Quartz
var: Chalcedony
Roscherite (TL)
Rutile
Schorl
Scorodite
Sphalerite
Spinel
Topaz
Torbernite
Variscite
Viitaniemiite
'Wad'
Wavellite
'Wolframite'
'Zinnwaldite'
Zircon


60 entries listed. 52 valid minerals. 3 type localities (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: 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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