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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.

Mineral List

Amphibole Supergroup
Anatase
Ankerite
Aragonite
Arsenoflorencite-(Ce)
Arsenoflorencite-(La)
Arsenogoyazite
Baryte
Brackebuschite
Braunite
Calcite
Chalcopyrite
Copper
Cryptomelane ?
Cuprite
Dolomite
Erythrite
Galena
Groutite
Gypsum
Hausmannite
Hematite
Hydroxylapatite ?
Kutnohorite
Magnetite
Malachite
Manganite (TL)
Orthoclase
Pyrobelonite
Pyrolusite
Pyromorphite
Quartz
Ranciéite
Rhodochrosite
Romanèchite
Siderite
Spessartine
Sphalerite
Strontianite
Sudoite
Talc
Vanadinite
Vésigniéite
'Wad'
Wakefieldite-(Ce)
Wakefieldite-(Nd)
Warwickite ?
Xenotime-(Y)


48 entries listed. 47 valid minerals. 1 type locality (valid mineral).

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References

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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