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Schneckenstein cliff (Königskrone Topaz Mine), Kielberg, Klingenthal, Vogtland, Saxony, Germany

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 50° 24' 48'' North , 12° 27' 4'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 50.41337,12.45131
Other regions containing this locality:Erzgebirge; Krusné Hory Mts (Ore Mts), Germany & Czech Republic
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Name(s) in local language(s):Schneckenstein, Kielberg, Klingenthal, Vogtland, Sachsen, Deutschland


A cliff on the NW slope of Kielberg mountain, famous since centuries for excellent yellowish topaz crystals on quartz (greisen body).
Collecting in the fenced-in area is strictly prohibited. Collecting in the surrounding forest is also restricted by the Forestry Dept.




Mineral List


17 valid minerals.

Regional Geology

This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.

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Cambrian
485.4 - 541 Ma



ID: 2600121

Age: Cambrian (485.4 - 541 Ma)

Description: metamorphic

Lithology: Phyllite, calc-phyllite, quartzite, graywacke

Reference: Toloczyki, M., P. Trurnit, A. Voges, H. Wittekindt, A. Zitzmann. Geological Map of Germany 1:M. Bundesanstalt für Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe. [94]

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References

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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: 950.
Vollstädt, H., R. Baumgärtel (1977) "Einheimische Edelsteine", 2nd. ed., Steinkopff (Dresden).
Lapis (1990) 15(7/8), 75.
Leithner, H. (2008) Famous Mineral Localities: The Königskrone Topaz Mine, Schneckenstein, Saxony, Germany. Mineralogical Record 39(5), 355-367.
Mineralogical Record: 26: 30.

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