Schneckenstein cliff (Königskrone Topaz Mine), Kielberg, Klingenthal, Vogtland, Saxony, Germany
|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.
17 valid minerals.
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485.4 - 541 Ma