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Name in French:Liechtenstein
Name in German:Liechtenstein
Name in Italian:Liechtenstein
Name in Russian:Лихтенштейн
Name in Simplified Chinese:列支敦斯登
Name in Spanish:Liechtenstein
Name in Afrikaans:Liechtenstein
Name in Albanian:Lihtenshtajni
Name in Alemannic:Liachtaschta (Liechtestei)
Name in Arabic:ليختنشتاين
Name in Bavarian:Liachtnstoa
Name in Belarusian:Ліхтэнштэйн
Name in Bulgarian:Лихтенщайн
Name in Catalan:Liechtenstein
Name in Czech:Lichtenštejnsko
Name in Danish:Liechtenstein
Name in Dutch:Liechtenstein
Name in Estonian:Liechtenstein
Name in Farsi/Persian:لیختن اشتاین
Name in Finnish:Liechtenstein
Name in Galician:Liechtenstein
Name in Greek:Λίχτενσταϊν
Name in Hebrew:ליכטנשטיין
Name in Hindi:लिक्टेन्स्टाइन
Name in Hungarian:Liechtenstein
Name in Icelandic:Liechtenstein
Name in Indonesian:Liechtenstein
Name in Irish Gaelic:Lichtinstéin
Name in Japanese:リヒテンシュタイン
Name in Korean:리히텐슈타인
Name in Latin:Lichtenstenum
Name in Latvian:Lihtenšteina
Name in Lithuanian:Lichtenšteinas
Name in Macedonian:Лихтенштајн
Name in Norwegian:Liechtenstein
Name in Polish:Liechtenstein
Name in Portuguese:Liechtenstein
Name in Romanian:Liechtenstein
Name in Serbian:Лихтенштајн
Name in Slovak:Lichtenštajnsko
Name in Slovenian:Lihtenštajn
Name in Swahili:Liechtenstein
Name in Swedish:Liechtenstein
Name in Tagalog:Liechtenstein
Name in Thai:ลิกเตนสไตน์
Name in Turkish:Lihtenştayn
Name in Ukrainian:Ліхтенштейн
Name in Vietnamese:Liechtenstein
Name in Welsh:Liechtenstein
Area:160 km2
Neighbouring regions:
Locality type:Country
Largest Settlements:
Schaan5,748 (2013)
Vaduz5,197 (2013)
Triesen4,701 (2013)
Balzers4,447 (2015)
Eschen4,008 (2013)
Mauren3,626 (2017)

A small state in Europe, located in the upper Rhine valley, bordering Switzerland to the west and Austria (Vorarlberg) to the east.

Liechtenstein, officially the Principality of Liechtenstein, is divided into eleven municipalities: Vaduz (the capital), Balzers, Escher, Gamprin, Mauren, Planken, Ruggell, Schaan, Schellenberg, Triesen, and Triesenberg.

Around half of Liechtenstein's surface area is mountainous, with the highest elevation above sea level corresponding with the summit of Grauspitz (2599 m). Rocks have almost exclusively a sedimentary origin. The peaks in the mountainous areas are part of the Rätikon range (Limestone Alps), while the Eschnerberg (also known as Schellenberg), a range of hills in the north of Liechtenstein, is part of the Helvetic zone.

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9 valid minerals.

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List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
var: Chalcedony4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'K Feldspar'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in >[6] coordination
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'K Feldspar'-
var: Chalcedony

List of minerals for each chemical element

H Glauconite(K,Na)(Mg,Fe2+,Fe3+)(Fe3+,Al)(Si,Al)4O10(OH)2
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
C CalciteCaCO3
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O CalciteCaCO3
O QuartzSiO2
O Glauconite(K,Na)(Mg,Fe2+,Fe3+)(Fe3+,Al)(Si,Al)4O10(OH)2
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O ZirconZr(SiO4)
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
Na Glauconite(K,Na)(Mg,Fe2+,Fe3+)(Fe3+,Al)(Si,Al)4O10(OH)2
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Mg Glauconite(K,Na)(Mg,Fe2+,Fe3+)(Fe3+,Al)(Si,Al)4O10(OH)2
Al Glauconite(K,Na)(Mg,Fe2+,Fe3+)(Fe3+,Al)(Si,Al)4O10(OH)2
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Glauconite(K,Na)(Mg,Fe2+,Fe3+)(Fe3+,Al)(Si,Al)4O10(OH)2
Si Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si ZirconZr(SiO4)
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
S PyriteFeS2
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
K Glauconite(K,Na)(Mg,Fe2+,Fe3+)(Fe3+,Al)(Si,Al)4O10(OH)2
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
Fe Glauconite(K,Na)(Mg,Fe2+,Fe3+)(Fe3+,Al)(Si,Al)4O10(OH)2
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Zr ZirconZr(SiO4)


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Schaetti, H. (1951) Geologie des Fürstentums Liechtenstein. 1. Teil. Geologie des östlichen Gebietes Samina- Malbun- und Varlosch-Tal. Selbstverlag des Historischen Vereins für das Fürstentum Liechtenstein, Vaduz, 204 pp.
Blaser, R. (1952) Geologie des Fürstentums Liechtenstein. 2. Teil. Geologie des nördlichen Gebietes Schellenberg, Drei Schwestern-Gruppe und Umgebung von Vaduz. Mit Anhang: Fläscherberg. Selbstverlag des Historischen Vereins für das Fürstentum Liechtenstein, Vaduz, 228 pp.
Allemann, F., Blaser, R., and Schaetti, H. (1953) Geologische Karte für das Fürstentum Liechtenstein 1:25000, Liechtensteinischer Schulbücher-Verlag, Vaduz.
Allemann F. (1956) Geologie des Fürstentums Liechtenstein. 3. Teil. Geologie des südlichen Gebietes Falknis, Lawena, Triesenberg. Unter besonderer Berücksichtigung des Flyschproblems. Selbstverlag des Historischen Vereins für das Fürstentum Liechtenstein, Vaduz, 244 pp.
Allemann, F., Schwizer, B., and Martin, B. (1985) Geologische Karte des Fürstentums Lichtenstein 1:25000. Regierung des Fürstentums Liechtenstein, Vaduz.
Allemann, F. (2002) Erläuterungen zur geologischen Karte des Fürstentums Liechtenstein. Langaz, Vaduz, 129 p.
Seijmonsbergen, A.C., De Jong, M.G.G., de Graaf, L.W.S, and Anders, N.S. (2014) Geodiversität von Vorarlberg und Liechtenstein. Geodiversity of Vorarlberg and Liechtenstein. Bristol-Stiftung, Zürich; Haupt, Bern, 304 pp. + 5 maps.

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