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Sulphide deposit, Sohland an der Spree, Oberlausitz, Saxony, Germany

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Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 51° North , 14° East (est.)
Margin of Error:~6km
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Name(s) in local language(s):Sulfidlagerstätte (Nickelbergbau Hohberg), Sohland an der Spree, Oberlausitz, Sachsen, Deutschland

Small (nickel) sulphide deposit, hosted by a lamprophyre.
Mined from 1902 to 1924.

The deposit is located close to the German-Czech border. The mine dump is partly in Saxony, Germany, and partly in Bohemia, Czech Republic.
A similar deposit across the border is Schweidrich.

[Note: Mineral list to be updated with data from Mücke (2012).]

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29 valid minerals.

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- Beck, Richard (1903): Die Nickelerzlagerstätte von Sohland a. d. Spr. und ihre Gesteine. Zeitschrift der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Geowissenschaften, 55, 296-330. [http://www.borntraeger-cramer.de/pubs/journals/0012-0189/paper/55/296]
- F Beyschlag, P Krusch, J H L Vogt (1916): The Deposits of the Useful Minerals & Rocks: Their Origin, Form, and Content. [via books.google.com]
- Prescher, H. (1987): Zeugnisse der Ergeschichte Sachsens. Deutscher Verlag für Grundstoffindustrie, 214 pp.
- Frenzel, M. (2009): Nimit und weitere Neufunde aus der Nickelgrube Sohland a.d. Spree (Sachsen). Lapis 34 (4), 44-45.
- Mücke, A. (2012): Das Nickelvorkommen von Sohland an der Spree: Die Mineralien des lamprophyrischen Ganggesteins, der Vererzung und deren Genese. Aufschluss, 63 (2-3), 141-172.

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