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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): 50.413369692, 12.4513094981
Name(s) in local language(s):Schneckenstein, Kielberg, Klingenthal, Vogtland, Sachsen, Deutschland
Other regions containing this locality:Erzgebirge; Krusné Hory Mts (Ore Mts), Germany & Czech Republic

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.

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17 valid minerals.

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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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