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Manganese deposit, Ilfeld, Nordhausen, Harz, Thuringia, Germany

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Name(s) in local language(s): Manganlagerstätte, Ilfeld, Nordhausen, Harz, Thüringen, Deutschland
Famous classic Mn deposit which produced excellent manganite and pyrolusite (best specimens in old collections).
Located in the southeastern Harz mountains, about 8 km north of Nordhausen.

Note: Protected area - collecting is strictly forbidden.

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48 entries listed. 47 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

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Sansoni, G. (1971): Manganit von Ilfeld. Der Aufschluss, 22, 51-53.

Siemroth, J. (1990): Manganlagerstätten von Ilfeld im Ostharz. Lapis, 15, 13-18.

Moore, T.P. (2010): Famous mineral localities: Ilfeld, Harz Mountains, Thuringia, Germany, Mineralogical Record 41, 481-505.

J. Gröbner, U. Kolitsch and J. Wesiger (2011): New finds of vanadate and rare-earth minerals from the manganese mine Ilfeld, Harz. Mineralien-Welt 22 (1), 41-49. (in German)

Gröbner, J., Hajek, W., Junker, R. & Nikoleizig, J. (2011): Neue Mineralschätze des Harzes. Papierflieger Verlag GmbH, Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Germany, 127 pp.

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