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Most prolific type localities

This page lists the top 100 localities ordered by the number of minerals for which that locality is recorded as the type locality. Note that this does not include regional listings (unless the generic region itself is the only locality given in official type descriptions).
RankLocality (click to view page)Type MineralsTotal Minerals
1.Långban, Filipstad, Värmland, Sweden72301
1.Tsumeb Mine (Tsumcorp Mine), Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region, Namibia72293
3.Poudrette quarry (De-Mix quarry; Demix quarry; Uni-Mix quarry; Carrière Mont Saint-Hilaire; MSH), Mont Saint-Hilaire, La Vallée-du-Richelieu RCM, Montérégie, Québec, Canada66418
4.Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld (Imfeld; Im Feld; Feld), Binn Valley, Wallis (Valais), Switzerland44162
5.Mt Vesuvius, Somma-Vesuvius Complex, Naples Province, Campania, Italy42143
5.Arsenatnaya fumarole, Second scoria cone, Northern Breakthrough (North Breach), Great Fissure eruption (Main Fracture), Tolbachik volcano, Kamchatka Krai, Russia4277
7.Dara-i-Pioz Glacier (Dara-Pioz), Alai Range (Alayskiy), Tien Shan Mtn, Region of Republican Subordination, Tajikistan38140
7.Shinkolobwe Mine (Kasolo Mine), Shinkolobwe, Kambove District, Haut-Katanga, DR Congo38128
9.Franklin Mine, Franklin, Franklin mining district, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA35189
10.La Fossa crater, Vulcano Island, Lipari, Eolie Islands (Aeolian Islands), Messina Province, Sicily, Italy33110
11.Koashva Open Pit (Vostochnyi Mine), Koashva Mt, Khibiny Massif, Murmansk Oblast, Russia29108
12.Alluaiv Mt, Lovozero Massif, Murmansk Oblast, Russia25109
13.Hagendorf South Pegmatite (Cornelia Shaft; Hagendorf South Open Cut), Hagendorf, Waidhaus, Upper Palatinate, Bavaria, Germany24186
14.Sterling Mine, Sterling Hill, Ogdensburg, Franklin mining district, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA22231
15.Karnasurt Mt, Lovozero Massif, Murmansk Oblast, Russia21115
16.Yadovitaya fumarole, Second scoria cone, Northern Breakthrough (North Breach), Great Fissure eruption (Main Fracture), Tolbachik volcano, Kamchatka Krai, Russia2050
16.Jáchymov (St Joachimsthal), Jáchymov District (St Joachimsthal), Krušné Hory Mts (Erzgebirge), Karlovy Vary Region, Czech Republic20257
18.Blue Lizard Mine, Red Canyon, White Canyon District, San Juan Co., Utah, USA1984
18.Chuquicamata Mine, Chuquicamata District, Calama, El Loa Province, Antofagasta, Chile19136
20.Allende meteorite (Pueblito de Allende meteorite; Qutrixpileo meteorite [NHM cat.]), Pueblito de Allende, Chihuahua, Mexico1872
21.Ivigtut Cryolite deposit, Ivittuut (Ivigtut), Arsuk Fjord, Sermersooq, Greenland, Denmark1789
21.Torrecillas mine, Salar Grande, Iquique Province, Tarapacá, Chile1769
23.Monte Somma, Somma-Vesuvius Complex, Naples Province, Campania, Italy1666
23.Kirovskii apatite mine (Kirovsky Mine; Kirovskii Mine; Kirov Mine), Kukisvumchorr Mt, Khibiny Massif, Murmansk Oblast, Russia1685
23.Wessels Mine, Hotazel, Kalahari manganese field, Northern Cape, South Africa16122
26.Moctezuma Mine (Bambolla Mine), Moctezuma, Mun. de Moctezuma, Sonora, Mexico1580
26.Kombat Mine (Klein Otavi; Asis), Kombat, Grootfontein District, Otjozondjupa Region, Namibia15129
26.Foote Lithium Co. Mine (Foote Mine), Kings Mountain District, Cleveland Co., North Carolina, USA15163
29.Second scoria cone, Northern Breakthrough (North Breach), Great Fissure eruption (Main Fracture), Tolbachik volcano, Kamchatka Krai, Russia1458
29.Kobokobo pegmatite, Mwenga, Sud-Kivu, DR Congo1451
29.Clara Mine, Rankach valley, Oberwolfach, Wolfach, Ortenaukreis, Baden-Württemberg, Germany14418
29.Caspar quarry, Bellerberg volcano, Ettringen, Mayen, Mayen-Koblenz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany14207
29.Cap Garonne Mine, Le Pradet, Var, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France14139
29.Kovdor Zheleznyi Mine (Iron Mine), Kovdor Massif, Murmansk Oblast, Russia1455
29.Palermo No. 1 Mine (Palermo No. 1 pegmatite; Hartford Mine; GE Mine), Groton, Grafton Co., New Hampshire, USA14162
36.Narsaarsuk pegmatite (Narssârssuk pegmatite), Narsaarsuk Plateau, Igaliku (Igaliko), Narsaq, Kujalleq, Greenland, Denmark1364
36.Xenolith no. 1, Lakargi Mt., Upper Chegem volcanic caldera (Verkhnechegemskaya caldera), Baksan Valley, Kabardino-Balkaria, Russia1329
38.Clear Creek claim (Clear Creek Mine), Goat Mountain, New Idria District, Diablo Range, San Benito Co., California, USA1250
38.Oktyabrsky Mine (Oktyabr'skoe Cu-Ni deposit; Oktyabr'skoye; Oktyabr'sky), Talnakh Cu-Ni Deposit, Noril'sk, Putoran Plateau, Taimyr Peninsula, Taymyrskiy Autonomous Okrug, Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia1283
38.Tip Top Mine (Tip Top pegmatite), Fourmile, Custer District, Custer Co., South Dakota, USA12103
38.Rasvumchorr Mt, Khibiny Massif, Murmansk Oblast, Russia1280
38.Yubileinaya pegmatite (Yubileinoye; Jubilejnaja), Karnasurt Mt, Lovozero Massif, Murmansk Oblast, Russia1244
38.Buca della Vena Mine, Ponte Stazzemese, Stazzema, Apuan Alps, Lucca Province, Tuscany, Italy1274
38.Fuka mine, Fuka, Bicchu-cho (Bitchu-cho), Takahashi City, Okayama, Japan1285
45.Pereval marble quarry, Slyudyanka (Sludyanka), Lake Baikal area, Irkutsk Oblast, Russia1144
45.Harstigen Mine, Pajsberg, Persberg district, Filipstad, Värmland, Sweden11146
45.Esquire No. 7 claim, Big Creek, Rush Creek deposit, Big Creek-Rush Creek District, Fresno Co., California, USA1140
48.Mayak Mine (Majak Mine), Talnakh Cu-Ni Deposit, Noril'sk, Putoran Plateau, Taimyr Peninsula, Taymyrskiy Autonomous Okrug, Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia1043
48.Mammoth-Saint Anthony Mine (Mammoth-St Anthony Mine; Mammoth Mine; St. Anthony Mine), St. Anthony deposit, Tiger, Mammoth District, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA10107
48.Searles Lake, San Bernardino Co., California, USA1035
48.Great Fissure eruption (Main Fracture), Tolbachik volcano, Kamchatka Krai, Russia1035
48.Francon quarry, Montréal, Québec, Canada1077
48.Geschieber vein, Svornost Mine (Einigkeit Mine), Jáchymov (St Joachimsthal), Jáchymov District (St Joachimsthal), Krušné Hory Mts (Erzgebirge), Karlovy Vary Region, Czech Republic1029
48.Schneeberg, Erzgebirge District, Saxony, Germany10142
48.Molinello Mine, Ne, Graveglia Valley, Genova Province, Liguria, Italy1081
56.Roua Mines (Clue de Roua), Daluis, Guillaumes, Alpes-Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France954
56.Uchucchacua Mine, Oyon Province, Lima, Peru972
56.Khatyrka meteorite, Listvenitovyi stream, Khatyrka river, Chetkinvaiam tectonic melange, Iomrautvaam Massif, Koryak Upland (Koriak; Koriakskhiye), Kamchatka Krai, Russia937
56.Fillow Quarry (Branchville Quarry; Branchville Mica Mine; Smith Mine), Branchville, Redding (Reading), Fairfield Co., Connecticut, USA974
56.Sapucaia mine (Proberil mine), Sapucaia do Norte, Galiléia, Minas Gerais, Brazil998
56.Bird Nest drift, Otto Mountain, Baker, Soda Mts, Silver Lake District, San Bernardino Co., California, USA964
56.Ragra Mine (Minasragra), Huayllay District, Pasco Province, Pasco, Peru916
56.Vasin-Myl'k Mt, Voron'i Tundry, Murmansk Oblast, Russia934
56.Kukisvumchorr Mt, Khibiny Massif, Murmansk Oblast, Russia9150
56.Allchar (Alšar; Alsar; Alshar), Rožden (Rozhden; Roszdan), Kavadarci, Republic of Macedonia978
56.Mounana Mine (Mouana Mine), Franceville, Haut-Ogooué Province, Gabon936
56.Bambollita Mine (Oriental Mine), Moctezuma, Mun. de Moctezuma, Sonora, Mexico936
56.Aga Mine, Otto Mountain, Baker, Soda Mts, Silver Lake District, San Bernardino Co., California, USA949
56.Taylor Pit, Huntingdon Township, Madoc area, Hastings Co., Ontario, Canada944
70.Packrat Mine, Gateway, Gateway District, Mesa Co., Colorado, USA832
70.Komsomol'skii Mine (Komsomolsk Mine; Komsomol'sky Mine; Komsomolsky Mine), Talnakh Cu-Ni Deposit, Noril'sk, Putoran Plateau, Taimyr Peninsula, Taymyrskiy Autonomous Okrug, Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia852
70.In den Dellen quarries, Niedermendig, Mendig, Mayen-Koblenz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany8136
70.Izalco Volcano, Sonsonate Department, El Salvador815
70.Cerchiara Mine, Borghetto Vara, Vara Valley, La Spezia Province, Liguria, Italy893
70.Western ore field, Scheelite deposit, Felben valley, Hohe Tauern, Salzburg, Austria886
70.Silver Coin Mine, Valmy, Iron Point District, Humboldt Co., Nevada, USA8105
70.Khaidarkan Sb-Hg deposit (Chaidarkan; Hajdarkan), Batken Region, Kyrgyzstan879
70.Bayan Obo deposit (Bayun-Obo deposit; Baiyunebo deposit), Bayan Obo, Bayan Obo mining district, Baotou League (Baotou Prefecture), Inner Mongolia, China895
70.Block 14 opencut, Broken Hill, Broken Hill district, Yancowinna Co., New South Wales, Australia887
70.Material'naya Adit, Yukspor Mt, Khibiny Massif, Murmansk Oblast, Russia833
70.Walpurgis Flacher vein, Weißer Hirsch Mine (Shaft 3), Neustädtel, Schneeberg, Erzgebirge District, Saxony, Germany824
70.Punta de Su Seinargiu (Su Seinargiu; Su Senargiu), Sarroch, Cagliari metropolitan city (Metropolitan City of Cagliari), Sardinia, Italy867
70.Bastnäs Mines, Riddarhyttan, Skinnskatteberg, Västmanland, Sweden869
70.Vuonnemiok River Valley, Khibiny Massif, Murmansk Oblast, Russia841
70.Torr Works Quarry (Merehead Quarry), Cranmore, Somerset, England, UK870
70.Jakobsberg Mine, Jakobsberg ore field, Nordmark district, Filipstad, Värmland, Sweden8102
70.Gabe Gottes Mine, Sankt Jakob vein, Neuenberg, Ste Marie-aux-Mines (Markirch), Haut-Rhin, Grand Est, France874
70.Săcărâmb (Sacarîmb; Sekeremb; Nagyág), Deva, Hunedoara, Romania874
70.Kangerluarsuk Fjord (Kangerdluarssuq Fjord), Ilímaussaq complex, Narsaq, Kujalleq, Greenland, Denmark833
70.Vuoriyarvi alkaline-ultrabasic massif, Northern Karelia, Murmansk Oblast, Russia872
91.Burro Mine (C-SR-13 Mesa), Slick Rock District, San Miguel Co., Colorado, USA720
91.Esquire No. 1 claim, Rush Creek, Rush Creek deposit, Big Creek-Rush Creek District, Fresno Co., California, USA720
91.Tachgagalt Mine, Ouarzazate Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco731
91.Yukspor Mt, Khibiny Massif, Murmansk Oblast, Russia757
91.Johanngeorgenstadt, Johanngeorgenstadt District, Erzgebirge District, Saxony, Germany7100
91.Krunkelbach Valley Uranium deposit, Menzenschwand, St Blasien, Black Forest, Baden-Württemberg, Germany7106
91.Grand Reef Mine (Aravaipa Mine; Lead Jewel; Joe Rubal Mine; Vivian Mine; Calistoga Mining & Development Co. Mine; Bringham Silver and Lead Mine), Laurel Canyon, Grand Reef Mountain, Klondyke, Santa Teresa Mts, Aravaipa District, Graham Co., Arizona, USA758
91.Låven (Skådön; Lamö; Lamanskjaer), Langesundsfjorden, Larvik, Vestfold, Norway740
91.Buckwheat pit (Southwest opening; Buckwheat Mine), Franklin Mine, Franklin, Franklin mining district, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA771
91.Balasauskandyk V Deposit, Karatau Range, Turkistan, Kazakhstan726
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