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Erzgebirge District, Saxony, Germany

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Name in French:Arrondissement des Monts-Métallifères, Saxe (Land), Allemagne
Name in German:Erzgebirgskreis, Sachsen, Deutschland
Name in Italian:Circondario dei Monti Metalliferi, Sassonia, Germania
Name in Russian:Рудные Горы (район Германии), Саксония (земля), Германия
Name in Simplified Chinese:礦山縣 (德國), 萨克森自由州, 德国
Name in Spanish:Distrito de Erzgebirgskreis, Sajonia, Alemania
Name in Bulgarian:Ерцгебирге (окръг), Саксония, Германия
Name in Catalan:Districte d'Erzgebirge, Saxònia, Alemanya
Name in Cebuano:Erzgebirgskreis, Saxony, Alemanya
Name in Croatian:Erzgebirgskreis, Saska (pokrajina), Njemačka
Name in Danish:Erzgebirgskreis, Sachsen, Tyskland
Name in Dutch:Erzgebirgskreis, Saksen (deelstaat), Duitsland
Name in Esperanto:Distrikto Ercmontaro, Saksio, Germanio
Name in Estonian:Maagimäestiku kreis, Saksimaa, Saksamaa
Name in Farsi/Persian:ارتسگبیرگسکرایس, زاکسن, آلمان
Name in Finnish:Erzgebirgskreis, Saksi (osavaltio), Saksa
Name in Georgian:ერცგებირგსის რაიონი, საქსონია, გერმანია
Name in Indonesian:Erzgebirgskreis, Sachsen, Jerman
Name in Kazakh (Cyrillic Script):Кенді Таулар (аудан), Саксония еркін мемлекеті, Германия
Name in Latvian:Rūdu kalnu apriņķis, Saksija, Vācija
Name in Macedonian:Рудни Планини (округ), Саксонија, Германија
Name in Malay:Erzgebirgskreis, Sachsen, Jerman
Name in Norwegian:Erzgebirgskreis
Name in Polish:Erzgebirgskreis, Saksonia, Niemcy
Name in Portuguese:Erzgebirgskreis, Saxônia, Alemanha
Name in Saterland Frisian:Erzgebirgskreis, Saksen (Buundeslound), Düütsklound
Name in Scots:Erzgebirgskreis, Saxony, Germany
Name in Swedish:Erzgebirgskreis, Sachsen, Tyskland
Name in Ukrainian:Рудні Гори (район), Саксонія, Німеччина
Name in Upper Sorbian:Rudnohórski wokrjes, Sakska, Němska
Name in Uzbek (Latin Script):Erzgebirgskreis (tuman), Saksoniya, Germaniya
Name in Vietnamese:Erzgebirgskreis, Sachsen, Đức
Name in Waray:Erzgebirgskreis, Sachsen, Alemanya
Name in West Frisian:Erzgebirgskreis, Saksen (dielsteat), Dútslân
Name in Western Punjabi:ارزگیبرگکریس, سیکسنی, جرمنی
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Locality type:District
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The Erzgebirge, literally translated, are the "Ore Mountains," in allusion to the concentration of mineral wealth discovered here in early times.

NOTE: This district covers the modern political district of Erzgebirgskreis (Erzgebirgs District) not the mining district of the same name.

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541 valid minerals. 73 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals. 1 (FRL) - first recorded locality of unapproved mineral/variety/etc.

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Detailed Mineral List:

Abernathyite
Formula: K(UO2)(AsO4) · 3H2O
Acanthite
Formula: Ag2S
Localities: Reported from at least 67 localities in this region.
Actinolite
Formula: ☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Localities: Reported from at least 14 localities in this region.
Adamite
Formula: Zn2(AsO4)(OH)
Adamite var: Cobaltoan Adamite
Formula: (Zn,Co)AsO4OH
Aerugite (TL)
Formula: Ni8.5(AsO4)2As5+O8
Reference: [C. Bergemann (1858): Ueber einige Nickelerze.- Journal für praktische Chemie [1] 75, 239-244.; Clark, 1993 - "Hey's Mineral Index, 3rd Edition"]
'Agardite'
Agardite-(Ce)
Formula: CeCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
Agardite-(Y)
Formula: YCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
Aikinite
Formula: PbCuBiS3
Akaganeite
Formula: (Fe3+,Ni2+)8(OH,O)16Cl1.25 · nH2O
Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Localities: Reported from at least 10 localities in this region.
Albite var: Oligoclase
Formula: (Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
'Albite-Anorthite Series'
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
'Allanite Group'
Formula: {A12+REE3+}{M3+2M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Allanite-(Y)
Formula: {CaY}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Allargentum
Formula: (Ag1-xSbx)
Allophane
Formula: (Al2O3)(SiO2)1.3-2 · 2.5-3H2O
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Allophane var: Cupro-Allophane
Formula: (Al2O3)(SiO2)1.3-2 · 2.5-3H2O
Almandine
Formula: Fe2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Localities: Reported from at least 10 localities in this region.
Amblygonite
Formula: LiAl(PO4)F
'Amphibole Supergroup'
Formula: AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
'Amphibolite'
Analcime
Formula: Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Anapaite
Formula: Ca2Fe2+(PO4)2 · 4H2O
Anatase
Formula: TiO2
Andalusite
Formula: Al2(SiO4)O
Andradite
Formula: Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
Localities: Reported from at least 8 localities in this region.
Anglesite
Formula: PbSO4
Localities: Reported from at least 11 localities in this region.
Anhydrite
Formula: CaSO4
Ankerite
Formula: Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Localities: Reported from at least 15 localities in this region.
Annabergite (TL)
Formula: Ni3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Reference: Wittern: "Mineralfundorte in Deutschland", 2001
'Anomalous IVA iron meteorite'
Anorthite
Formula: Ca(Al2Si2O8)
Antigorite
Formula: Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Antlerite
Formula: Cu3(SO4)(OH)4
'Apatite'
Localities: Reported from at least 15 localities in this region.
'Apatite Group'
'Apophyllite'
Aragonite
Formula: CaCO3
Localities: Reported from at least 14 localities in this region.
Argentopyrite
Formula: AgFe2S3
Localities: Reported from at least 12 localities in this region.
Arrojadite-(KFe)
Formula: {KNa}{Fe2+◻}{Ca}{Na2◻}{Fe2+13}{Al}(PO4)11(HPO4)(OH)2
Arsenbrackebuschite
Formula: Pb2Fe3+(AsO4)2(OH)
Arsenic
Formula: As
Localities: Reported from at least 26 localities in this region.
Arseniosiderite
Formula: Ca2Fe3+3(AsO4)3O2 · 3H2O
Localities: Reported from at least 8 localities in this region.
Arsenocrandallite
Formula: CaAl3(AsO4)(AsO3OH)(OH)6
Arsenogorceixite
Formula: BaAl3(AsO4)(AsO3OH)(OH)6
Arsenolamprite (TL)
Formula: As
Reference: A. Breithaupt (1823): Vollständige Charakteristik des Mineral-Systems.- Dresden, 2nd ed., p. 129 and 250-251
Arsenolite
Formula: As2O3
Localities: Reported from at least 14 localities in this region.
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Localities: Reported from at least 49 localities in this region.
Asbolane
Formula: (Ni,Co)2-xMn4+(O,OH)4 · nH2O
Localities: Reported from at least 10 localities in this region.
Asselbornite (TL)
Formula: Pb(BiO)3(UO2)4(AsO4)2(OH)7·4H2O
Reference: 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: 967; Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols: Handbook of Mineralogy, Vol. IV
Atelestite (TL)
Formula: Bi2(AsO4)O(OH)
Reference: 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: 793; Lapis (2005): 30(7/8): 70.
Augite
Formula: (CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Aurichalcite
Formula: (Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Austinite
Formula: CaZn(AsO4)(OH)
Autunite
Formula: Ca(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
Localities: Reported from at least 12 localities in this region.
'Axinite Group'
Localities: Reported from at least 8 localities in this region.
Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Localities: Reported from at least 19 localities in this region.
Bariopharmacoalumite
Formula: Ba0.5Al4(AsO4)3(OH)4 · 4H2O
Bariopharmacosiderite
Formula: Ba0.5Fe3+4(AsO4)3(OH)4 · 5H2O
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Localities: Reported from at least 92 localities in this region.
Bastnäsite-(Ce)
Formula: Ce(CO3)F
Bavenite
Formula: Ca4Be2Al2Si9O26(OH)2
Bayldonite
Formula: PbCu3(AsO4)2(OH)2
Becquerelite
Formula: Ca(UO2)6O4(OH)6 · 8H2O
Beraunite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+5(PO4)4(OH)5 · 6H2O
Bergenite
Formula: Ca2Ba4(UO2)9(PO4)6O6 · 16H2O
Berlinite
Formula: AlPO4
Berthierite
Formula: FeSb2S4
Bertrandite
Formula: Be4(Si2O7)(OH)2
Beryl
Formula: Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Berzelianite
Formula: Cu2Se
β-Roselite (TL)
Formula: Ca2Co(AsO4)2 · 2H2O
Reference: C. Frondel (1955): Neomesselite and Beta-roselite: two new members of the fairfieldite group.- Amer. Mineral. 40, 828-833
Betpakdalite-CaCa
Formula: [Ca2(H2O)17Ca(H2O)6][Mo6+8As5+2Fe3+3O36(OH)]
Betpakdalite-CaMg
Formula: [Ca2(H2O)17Mg(H2O)6][Mo8As2Fe3+3O36(OH)]
Beudantite
Formula: PbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Localities: Reported from at least 10 localities in this region.
Beyerite (TL)
Formula: Ca(BiO)2(CO3)2
Bieberite
Formula: CoSO4 · 7H2O
'Bindheimite'
Formula: Pb2Sb2O6O
'Biotite'
Localities: Reported from at least 11 localities in this region.
Bismite
Formula: Bi2O3
Bismuth (TL)
Formula: Bi
Reference: G. Agricola: De natura fossilium, Libri X, book 1, page 186 (1546)
Bismuthinite
Formula: Bi2S3
Localities: Reported from at least 17 localities in this region.
Bismutite (TL)
Formula: (BiO)2CO3
Reference: 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: 281; Lapis (2005): 30(7/8): 78-80.
Bismutoferrite (TL)
Formula: Fe3+2Bi(SiO4)2(OH)
Reference: Frenzel, 1871
Bohdanowiczite
Formula: AgBiSe2
Böhmite
Formula: AlO(OH)
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Localities: Reported from at least 17 localities in this region.
Boulangerite
Formula: Pb5Sb4S11
Bournonite
Formula: PbCuSbS3
Braunite
Formula: Mn2+Mn3+6(SiO4)O8
'Bravoite'
Formula: (Fe,Ni)S2
Brendelite (TL)
Formula: (Bi3+,Pb)2(Fe3+,Fe2+)(PO4)O2(OH)
Reference: Krause, W., Bernhardt, H.-J., McCammon, C., and Effenberger, H. (1998) Brendelite, (Bi,Pb)2Fe3+,2+O2(OH)(PO4), a new mineral from Schneeberg, Germany: description and crystal structure. Mineralogy and Petrology: 63: 263-277.; Jambor, J.L., Pertsev, N.N., and Roberts, A.C. (1999) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 84: 1195-1198.
Brianyoungite
Formula: Zn3(CO3,SO4)(OH)4
Brochantite
Formula: Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Localities: Reported from at least 12 localities in this region.
Brockite
Formula: (Ca,Th,Ce)PO4 · H2O
Bromargyrite
Formula: AgBr
Brushite
Formula: Ca(HPO4) · 2H2O
Bukovite
Formula: Tl2(Cu,Fe)4Se4
Bunsenite (TL)
Formula: NiO
Reference: C. Bergemann (1858) Journal für praktische Chemie 75, 239-244
'Cacholong'
Formula: SiO2 · nH2O
Cacoxenite
Formula: Fe3+24AlO6(PO4)17(OH)12 · 75H2O
Calciopetersite
Formula: CaCu6(PO4)2(PO3OH)(OH)6 · 3H2O
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Localities: Reported from at least 75 localities in this region.
Calcite var: Cobaltoan Calcite
Formula: (Ca,Co)CO3
Caledonite
Formula: Pb