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Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany

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Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
 
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 50° North , 13° East (est.)
Margin of Error:~45km
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Name(s) in local language(s):Erzgebirge, Sachsen, Deutschland


The Erzgebirge, literally translated, are the "Ore Mountains," in allusion to the concentration of mineral wealth discovered here in early times.

Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities

Abernathyite

Acanthite

Actinolite

Adamite

var: Cobaltoan Adamite

Aerugite (TL)

'Agardite'

Agardite-(Ce)

Agardite-(Y)

Aikinite

Akaganeite

Alabandite

Albite

var: Oligoclase

'Albite-Anorthite Series'

Allanite-(Ce)

'Allanite Group'

Allanite-(Y)

Allargentum

Allophane

var: Cupro-Allophane

Almandine

Amblygonite

Amphibole Supergroup

Analcime

Anapaite

Anatase

Andalusite

'Andorite'

Andradite

Anglesite

Anhydrite

Ankerite

Annabergite (TL)

Anorthite

Anthophyllite

Antigorite

Antlerite

'Apatite'

'var: Pseudoapatite'

'Apatite Group'

'Apophyllite'

Aragonite

Argentopyrite

Argentotennantite

Argyrodite (TL)

Argyropyrite

Arrojadite-(KFe)

Arsenbrackebuschite

Arsenic

Arseniosiderite

Arsenocrandallite

Arsenogorceixite

Arsenolamprite (TL)

Arsenolite

Arsenopyrite

Asbolane

Asselbornite (TL)

Atacamite

Atelestite (TL)

Augite

Aurichalcite

Austinite

Autunite

'Axinite Group'

Azurite

Bariopharmacoalumite

Bariopharmacosiderite

Baryte

Barytocalcite

Bastnäsite-(Ce)

Bavenite

Bayldonite

Becquerelite

Beraunite

Bergenite

Berlinite

Berthierite

Bertrandite

Beryl

Berzelianite

β-Roselite (TL)

Betpakdalite-CaCa

Betpakdalite-CaMg

Beudantite

Beyerite (TL)

Bieberite

'Bindheimite'

'Biotite'

Bismite

Bismuth (TL)

Bismuthinite

Bismutite (TL)

Bismutoferrite (TL)

Bohdanowiczite

Böhmite

Bornite

Boulangerite

Bournonite

Braunite

'Bravoite'

Breithauptite

Brendelite (TL)

Brianyoungite

Brochantite

Brockite

Bromargyrite

Brookite

Brushite

Bukovite

Bukovskýite

Bunsenite (TL)

'Cacholong'

Cacoxenite

Calciopetersite

Calcite

var: Cobaltoan Calcite

Caledonite

Canfieldite

Carlsbergite

Carminite

Cassiterite

Cattierite

Celestine

Cerite-(Ce)

Cerussite

Cervantite

'Chabazite'

Chalcanthite

Chalcoalumite

Chalcocite

Chalconatronite

Chalcophanite

Chalcophyllite

Chalcopyrite

Chalcosiderite

Chamosite

Chapmanite

Chenevixite

Cheralite

Chernikovite

Childrenite

Chlorapatite

Chlorargyrite (TL)

var: Bromian Chlorargyrite

var: Iodian Bromian Chlorargyrite

'Chlorite Group'

Chloritoid

'Chlorotile (of Frenzel)'

Chondrodite

Chromite

Chrysocolla

'Chrysoprase'

Chrysotile

Churchite-(Y)

Cinnabar

Claudetite

Clausthalite

'Clays'

Clinochlore

Clinoclase

Clinohumite

'Clinopyroxene Subgroup'

Clinosafflorite

Clinozoisite

Cobaltaustinite

Cobaltite

Cobaltkoritnigite (TL)

Cobaltlotharmeyerite (TL)

Cobaltneustädtelite (TL)

Cobalttsumcorite (TL)

Coffinite

Columbite-(Fe)

'Columbite-(Fe)-Columbite-(Mn) Series'

Conichalcite

Connellite

Copper

Cordierite

Corkite

Cornubite

Cornwallite

Corundum

Cosalite

Covellite

Cryptomelane

Cubanite

Cuprite

var: Chalcotrichite

Cuprosklodowskite

Cuprotungstite

Curienite

Curite

Cyanotrichite

Datolite

Daubréelite

Descloizite

Devilline

Dewindtite

Diadochite

Diamond

Diaphorite (TL)

Dickite

Diopside

Dioptase

Djurleite

Dolomite

Dravite

Dreyerite

Duftite

Dussertite

Dyscrasite

Elbaite

Emplectite (TL)

Enargite

Enstatite

var: Bronzite

Eosphorite

Epidote

Epistilbite

Epsomite

Erythrite (TL)

Eskebornite

Ettringite

Eucairite

Eulytine (TL)

Famatinite

Fayalite

'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'

'Feldspar Group'

Ferberite

Ferrihydrite

Ferrilotharmeyerite

Ferrimolybdite

Ferripyrophyllite (TL)

Ferrisymplesite

Ferro-actinolite

'Ferro-chloro-pargasite'

Ferroselite

Fluellite

Fluoborite

Fluocerite-(Ce)

Fluorapatite (TL)

var: Mn-bearing Fluorapatite

Fluorapophyllite-(K)

Fluorite (TL)

var: Stink-Fluss

Fluor-schorl (TL)

Forsterite

Fourmarierite

Freibergite (TL)

Freieslebenite (TL)

Fritzscheite (TL)

Fülöppite

Galena

var: Argentiferous Galena

Galenobismutite

Gananite

'Ganomatite'

'Garnet'

Geminite

Gersdorffite

Gibbsite

Giraudite

Goethite

Gold

Gonnardite

Gorceixite

Goslarite

Goyazite

Graphite

Grayite

Greenockite

Greifensteinite (TL)

Grossular

var: Hessonite

Guérinite (TL)

'Gummite'

Gustavite

Gypsum

Haidingerite

Hakite

'Halloysite'

Halotrichite

Hammarite

Harmotome

Hausmannite

Hedenbergite

Heinrichite

Helvine (TL)

Hematite

var: Martite

Hemimorphite

Herderite (TL)

Hessite

Heterogenite (TL)

Heteromorphite

Hexahydrite

Hidalgoite

Hinsdalite

Hisingerite

Hollandite

'Hornblende'

Hörnesite

Hübnerite

Hügelite

Hydrocerussite

Hydroniumjarosite

Hydrowoodwardite (TL)

Hydroxylapatite

var: Carbonate-rich Hydroxylapatite

Hydrozincite

Ianbruceite

Ilmenite

Ilsemannite

Ilvaite

'Indicolite'

Iodargyrite

Iron

var: Kamacite

Isokite

Jadeite

Jamesonite

Jarosite

Johannite

Jolliffeite

Jordisite (TL)

Julgoldite-(Fe2+)

Kaatialaite

Kahlerite

Kaňkite

Kaolinite

Kermesite (TL)

Kesterite

Kettnerite

'K Feldspar'

'var: Adularia'

Kintoreite

Klockmannite

Koechlinite (TL)

Kolbeckite (TL)

Köttigite (TL)

Ktenasite

Kutnohorite

Kyanite

Lacroixite (TL)

Lagalyite (TL)

Langite

Lautite (TL)

Lavendulan

Leadhillite

Lepidocrocite

'Lepidolite'

Libethenite

Liebigite

'Limonite'

Linarite

Lindbergite

Linnaeite

Liroconite

Lithiophorite (TL)

Lizardite

Löllingite

Ludlamite

Ludwigite

Lukrahnite

Magnesiochromite (TL)

Magnesio-hornblende

Magnesite

var: Mesitine Spar

Magnetite

Malachite

Malayaite

'Manganese Oxides'

Manganite

'Manganoan Calcite'

Mansfieldite

Marcasite

var: Lonchidite

Margarite

Marićite

Massicot

Matildite

Maucherite

Mawbyite

Melanterite

var: Cuprian Melanterite

'Melilite Group'

Meneghinite

Mesolite

Meta-autunite

Metanováčekite

Metarauchite

Metasaléeite

Metaschoepite

Metatorbernite (TL)

Metatyuyamunite

Metauranocircite-I

Metauranospinite

Metavanmeersscheite

Metazeunerite (TL)

Mgriite (TL)

Miargyrite (TL)

Microcline

Millerite

Mimetite (TL)

var: Campylite

'Mimetite-M' (FRL)

'Mimetite-Pyromorphite Series'

Minium

Mixite

Molybdenite

Molybdite

Montmorillonite

Moorhouseite

Morinite

Mottramite

'Muromontite'

Muscovite

var: Gilbertite

var: Illite

var: Sericite

Nacrite (TL)

Namibite

Namuwite

Natrodufrénite

Natrojarosite

Natrolite

Natrophilite

Natrozippeite

Naumannite

Neustädtelite (TL)

Nevskite

Nickelbischofite

Nickeline

Nickellotharmeyerite (TL)

Nickelschneebergite (TL)

Nickelskutterudite (TL)

Nontronite

Nordenskiöldine

Nordstrandite

Nováčekite-I (TL)

Olivenite

'Olivine'

Omphacite

Opal

var: Alumocalcite

var: Milk Opal

Orickite

Orpiment

Orthoclase

'Orthopyroxene Subgroup'

Orthoserpierite

Owyheeite

Oxy-schorl

Paganoite (TL)

Paragonite

Pararammelsbergite

Pararealgar

Parasymplesite

Pargasite

Parnauite

Parsonsite

Paulkellerite (TL)

Pearceite

'Pearceite-T2ac' (FRL)

Pentahydrite

Pentlandite

Petersite-(Y)

Petewilliamsite (TL)

Petitjeanite

'Petitjeanite-Preisingerite Series'

Petrovicite

Pharmacoalumite

Pharmacolite

Pharmacosiderite

Phaunouxite

Phenakite

'Phengite'

Philipsbornite

Philipsburgite

'Phillipsite'

Phillipsite-K

Phlogopite

Phosphowalpurgite

Phosphuranylite

Picropharmacolite

'Pinite'

Pitticite (TL)

Plumboagardite

Plumbogummite

Plumbojarosite

Polybasite

Polyhydrite

Posnjakite

Prehnite

Preisingerite

Priceite

Prosopite (TL)

Proustite

Pseudomalachite

Pseudorutile

'Psilomelane'

Pucherite (TL)

Pyrargyrite

Pyrite

Pyroaurite

Pyrolusite

Pyromorphite (TL)

var: Ca-bearing Pyromorphite

Pyrope

Pyrophyllite

Pyrostilpnite (TL)

'Pyroxene Group'

Pyrrhotite

Quartz

var: Agate

var: Amethyst

var: Aventurine

var: Chalcedony

var: Eisenkiesel

var: Jasper

var: Milky Quartz

var: Prase

var: Rock Crystal

var: Smoky Quartz

Rammelsbergite (TL)

Ramsbeckite

Ranciéite

Rappoldite (TL)

Rauenthalite

Realgar

Rhabdophane-(Nd)

Rhodochrosite

Richelsdorfite

Romanèchite

Rooseveltite

Rosasite

Roscherite (TL)

Roselite (TL)

Rößlerite

var: Wapplerite

'Rotgültigerz'

Rozenite

'Rubellite'

Russellite

Rutherfordine

Rutile

Safflorite (TL)

Sainfeldite

Saléeite

Sanidine

Saponite

Sapphirine

'Schalenblende'

Scheelite

Schlegelite (TL)

Schlemaite (TL)

Schneebergite (TL)

Schoepite

Schorl

Schreibersite

Schröckingerite

Schulenbergite

Schumacherite (TL)

Scolecite

Scorodite (TL)

Segnitite

Semseyite

Senarmontite

Sepiolite

'Serpentine Subgroup'

Serpierite

Siderite

var: Sideroplesite

var: Sphärosiderite

Siderophyllite

Sillénite

Sillimanite

Silver

Skutterudite

Smithsonite

Smolyaninovite

Soddyite

Spangolite

Spessartine

Sphalerite

var: Marmatite

Spherocobaltite (TL)

Spinel

'Spinel Group'

Stannite

Staurolite

Stephanite (TL)

Sternbergite

Stibarsen

'Stibiconite'

Stibnite

'Stilbite'

Stilpnomelane

Stolzite

Stromeyerite

Strontianite

Sulphur

Susannite

Sylvanite

Symplesite

Synchysite-(Ce)

Szaibélyite

Taenite

Talc

var: Steatite

Talmessite

Tellurium

Tennantite

'Tennantite-Tetrahedrite Series'

Tenorite

Tetrahedrite

'Thénardite'

Thomsonite-Ca

Tiemannite

'TiO2 II'

Titanite

Topaz

var: Pyknite

Torbernite (TL)

Tosudite

var: Aluminum Tosudite

'Tourmaline'

Tremolite

Tridymite

Triphylite

Triplite

Trögerite (TL)

Troilite

Tsumcorite

Tungstite

Turquoise

Tyrolite

Tyuyamunite

Umangite

'Unnamed (Pb-Cu-Bi Selenide)'

Uraninite

var: Pitchblende

Uranocircite

'Uranocker'

Uranophane

Uranopilite (TL)

Uranospathite

Uranosphaerite (TL)

Uranospinite (TL)

Vaesite

Valentinite

Valleriite

Vanadinite

Variscite

'Verdelite'

Vesuvianite

Viitaniemiite

Vivianite

Vonsenite

'Wad'

'var: Cobaltian Wad'

Walpurgite (TL)

Watkinsonite

Wavellite

Waylandite

Weilite (TL)

Wendwilsonite

Whewellite

Willemite

Witherite

Wittichenite

'Wolframite'

Wollastonite

Woodwardite

Wulfenite

Wurtzite

Wyllieite

Xanthiosite (TL)

Xanthoconite (TL)

Yingjiangite

Zálesíite

Zeunerite (TL)

Zincite

Zinkenite

'Zinnwaldite'

Zippeite

Zircon

Znucalite

Zoisite

Zwieselite

Zýkaite


583 valid minerals. 86 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals. 2 (FRL) - first recorded locality of unapproved mineral/variety/etc.

Rock Types Recorded

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Geochronology

Mineralization age: Carboniferous : 330 Ma to 313 Ma

Important note: This table is based only on rock and mineral ages recorded below and is not necessarily a complete representation of the geochronology, but does give an indication of possible mineralization events relevant to this locality. As more age information is added this table may expand in the future. A break in the table simply indicates a lack of data entered here, not necessarily a break in the geologic sequence. Grey background entries are from different, related, localities.

Geologic TimeRocks, Minerals and Events
Phanerozoic
 Paleozoic
  Carboniferous
   Pennsylvanian
ⓘ Uraninite (youngest age)313 MaSauberg Mine, Ehrenfriedersdorf, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany
ⓘ Molybdenite (youngest age)315 MaSadisdorf, Schmiedeberg, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany
   Mississippian
ⓘ Molybdenite (oldest age)326.4 MaTin mine, Altenberg, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany
ⓘ Uraninite (oldest age)330 MaSauberg Mine, Ehrenfriedersdorf, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany

Localities in this Region


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References

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- Frenzel, A. (1874): Mineralogisches Lexicon für das Königreich Sachsen. Verlag Wilhelm Engelmann, Leipzig.
- Rieder, M., Huka, M., Kučerová, D., Minařík, L., Obermajer, J., and Povondra, P. (1970): Chemical Composition and Physical Properties of Lithium-Iron Micas from the Krušné hory Mts. (Erzgebirge). Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 27, 131-158.
- Wagenbreth, O. & Wächtler, E., Eds. (1990): Bergbau im Erzgebirge. Deutscher Verlag der Grundstoffindustrie, Leipzig, 504 pp.
- Vollstädt, H. & Weiß, St. (1991): Mineralfundstellen Sächsisches Erzgebirge. Chr. Weise Verlag, München, 127 pp.
- Baumann, L., Kuschka, E. and Seifert, T. (2000): Lagerstätten des Erzgebirges. Enke Verlag, Stuttgart, 300 pp. (in German)
- Swaton, B. (2005): Gangförmige Achat- und Amethystvorkommen im Erzgebirge. Geologie - Geschichte - Verwendung. Diploma Thesis, Technical University Dresden, xx pp. [http://www.tu-dresden.de/biw/geotechnik/geologie/studium/diplom/download/swaton-diplomarbeit.pdf]
- Woidtke, S. (2006): Der Berg ist frei. Band IV. Eigenverlag, Aue, Germany, 428 pp.

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