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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, Sweden73301
2.Tsumeb Mine (Tsumcorp Mine), Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region (Otjikoto 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, Canada65420
4.Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld (Imfeld; Im Feld; Feld), Binn Valley, Wallis (Valais), Switzerland44159
5.Mt Vesuvius, Somma-Vesuvius Complex, Naples Province, Campania, Italy42143
6.Dara-i-Pioz Glacier (Dara-Pioz), Alai Range (Alayskiy), Tien Shan Mtn, Region of Republican Subordination, Tajikistan38141
6.Shinkolobwe Mine (Kasolo Mine), Shinkolobwe, Kambove District, Katanga (Shaba), Democratic Republic of the Congo38128
8.Arsenatnaya fumarole, Second scoria cone, Northern Breakthrough (North Breach), Great Fissure eruption (Main Fracture), Tolbachik volcano, Kamchatka Oblast', Far-Eastern Region, Russia3764
9.Franklin Mine, Franklin, Franklin mining district, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA35188
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, Murmanskaya Oblast', Northern Region, Russia29107
12.Alluaiv Mt, Lovozero Massif, Murmanskaya Oblast', Northern Region, Russia2499
13.Hagendorf South Pegmatite (Cornelia Shaft; Hagendorf South Open Cut), Hagendorf, Waidhaus, Upper Palatinate, Bavaria, Germany23186
14.Sterling Mine, Sterling Hill, Ogdensburg, Franklin mining district, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA22230
15.Karnasurt Mt, Lovozero Massif, Murmanskaya Oblast', Northern Region, Russia21115
16.Jáchymov (St Joachimsthal), Jáchymov District (St Joachimsthal), Krušné Hory Mts (Erzgebirge), Karlovy Vary Region, Czech Republic20258
16.Yadovitaya fumarole, Second scoria cone, Northern Breakthrough (North Breach), Great Fissure eruption (Main Fracture), Tolbachik volcano, Kamchatka Oblast', Far-Eastern Region, Russia2050
18.Chuquicamata Mine, Chuquicamata District, Calama, El Loa Province, Antofagasta Region, Chile19135
19.Allende meteorite (Pueblito de Allende meteorite; Qutrixpileo meteorite [NHM cat.]), Pueblito de Allende, Chihuahua, Mexico1872
19.Blue Lizard Mine, Red Canyon, White Canyon District, San Juan Co., Utah, USA1883
21.Wessels Mine (Wessel's Mine), Hotazel, Kalahari manganese field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa17122
21.Ivigtut Cryolite deposit, Ivittuut (Ivigtut), Arsuk Fjord, Sermersooq, Greenland, Denmark1789
23.Monte Somma, Somma-Vesuvius Complex, Naples Province, Campania, Italy1667
23.Kirovskii apatite mine (Kirovsky Mine; Kirovskii Mine; Kirov Mine), Kukisvumchorr Mt, Khibiny Massif, Murmanskaya Oblast', Northern Region, Russia1685
25.Moctezuma Mine (Bambolla Mine), Moctezuma, Mun. de Moctezuma, Sonora, Mexico1580
26.Caspar quarry, Bellerberg volcano, Ettringen, Mayen, Eifel, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany14209
26.Kovdor Zheleznyi Mine (Iron Mine), Kovdor Massif, Murmanskaya Oblast', Northern Region, Russia1455
26.Second scoria cone, Northern Breakthrough (North Breach), Great Fissure eruption (Main Fracture), Tolbachik volcano, Kamchatka Oblast', Far-Eastern Region, Russia1458
26.Kobokobo pegmatite, Mwenga, Sud-Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo1452
26.Clara Mine, Rankach valley, Oberwolfach, Wolfach, Black Forest, Baden-Württemberg, Germany14418
26.Cap Garonne Mine, Le Pradet, Var, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France14137
32.Xenolith no. 1, Lakargi Mt., Upper Chegem volcanic caldera (Verkhnechegemskaya caldera), Baksan Valley, Kabardino-Balkarian Republic, Northern Caucasus Region, Russia1329
32.Foote Lithium Co. Mine (Foote Mine), Kings Mountain District, Cleveland Co., North Carolina, USA13161
32.Palermo No. 1 Mine (Palermo No. 1 pegmatite; Hartford Mine; GE Mine), Groton, Grafton Co., New Hampshire, USA13161
32.Narsaarsuk pegmatite (Narssârssuk pegmatite), Narsaarsuk Plateau, Igaliku (Igaliko), Narsaq, Kujalleq, Greenland, Denmark1366
32.Kombat Mine (Klein Otavi; Asis), Kombat, Grootfontein District, Otjozondjupa Region, Namibia13127
37.Buca della Vena Mine, Ponte Stazzemese, Stazzema, Apuan Alps, Lucca Province, Tuscany, Italy1275
37.Fuka mine, Fuka, Bicchu-cho (Bitchu-cho), Takahashi City, Okayama Prefecture, Chugoku Region, Honshu Island, Japan1285
37.Yubileinaya pegmatite (Yubileinoye; Jubilejnaja), Karnasurt Mt, Lovozero Massif, Murmanskaya Oblast', Northern Region, Russia1244
37.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, Eastern-Siberian Region, Russia1283
37.Tip Top Mine (Tip Top pegmatite), Fourmile, Custer District, Custer Co., South Dakota, USA12101
37.Rasvumchorr Mt, Khibiny Massif, Murmanskaya Oblast', Northern Region, Russia1281
43.Esquire No. 7 claim, Big Creek, Rush Creek deposit, Big Creek-Rush Creek District, Fresno Co., California, USA1140
43.Pereval marble quarry, Slyudyanka (Sludyanka), Lake Baikal area, Irkutskaya Oblast', Prebaikalia (Pribaikal'e), Eastern-Siberian Region, Russia1144
43.Clear Creek claim (Clear Creek Mine), Goat Mountain, New Idria District, Diablo Range, San Benito Co., California, USA1149
43.Harstigen Mine, Pajsberg, Persberg district, Filipstad, Värmland, Sweden11147
43.Torrecillas mine, Salar Grande, El Tamarugal Province, Tarapacá Region, Chile1141
48.Schneeberg District, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany10142
48.Molinello Mine, Graveglia Valley, Ne, Genova Province, Liguria, Italy1081
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.Mayak Mine (Majak Mine), Talnakh Cu-Ni Deposit, Noril'sk, Putoran Plateau, Taimyr Peninsula, Taymyrskiy Autonomous Okrug, Krasnoyarsk Krai, Eastern-Siberian Region, Russia1043
48.Searles Lake, San Bernardino Co., California, USA1035
48.Great Fissure eruption (Main Fracture), Tolbachik volcano, Kamchatka Oblast', Far-Eastern Region, Russia1035
48.Francon quarry, Montréal, Québec, Canada1078
48.Geschieber vein, Svornost Mine (Einigkeit Mine), Jáchymov (St Joachimsthal), Jáchymov District (St Joachimsthal), Krušné Hory Mts (Erzgebirge), Karlovy Vary Region, Czech Republic1029
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
56.Uchucchacua Mine, Oyon Province, Lima Department, Peru972
56.Roua Mines (Clue de Roua), Daluis, Guillaumes, Alpes-Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France954
56.Bird Nest drift, Otto Mountain, Baker, Soda Mts, Silver Lake District, San Bernardino Co., California, USA964
56.Fillow Quarry (Branchville Quarry; Branchville Mica Mine; Smith Mine), Branchville, Redding (Reading), Fairfield Co., Connecticut, USA975
56.Vasin-Myl'k Mt, Voron'i Tundry, Murmanskaya Oblast', Northern Region, Russia935
56.Ragra Mine (Minasragra), Huayllay District, Pasco Province, Pasco Department, Peru916
56.Kukisvumchorr Mt, Khibiny Massif, Murmanskaya Oblast', Northern Region, Russia9151
56.Allchar (Alšar; Alsar; Alshar), Rožden (Rozhden; Roszdan), Kavadarci, Republic of Macedonia975
56.Mounana Mine (Mouana Mine), Franceville, Haut-Ogooué Province, Gabon936
68.Jakobsberg Mine, Jakobsberg ore field, Nordmark district, Filipstad, Värmland, Sweden8102
68.Torr Works Quarry (Merehead Quarry), Cranmore, Somerset, England, UK870
68.Gabe Gottes Mine, Sankt Jakob vein, Neuenberg, Ste Marie-aux-Mines (Markirch), Haut-Rhin, Grand Est, France874
68.Săcărâmb (Sacarîmb; Sekeremb; Nagyág), Deva, Hunedoara Co., Romania872
68.Kangerluarsuk Fjord (Kangerdluarssuq Fjord), Ilímaussaq complex, Narsaq, Kujalleq, Greenland, Denmark838
68.Vuoriyarvi alkaline-ultrabasic massif, Northern Karelia, Murmanskaya Oblast', Northern Region, Russia873
68.Khatyrka meteorite, Listvenitovyi stream, Khatyrka river, Chetkinvaiam tectonic melange, Iomrautvaam Massif, Koryak Upland (Koriak; Koriakskhiye), Koriak Autonomous Okrug, Far-Eastern Region, Russia836
68.Izalco Volcano, Sonsonate Department, El Salvador815
68.Western ore field, Scheelite deposit, Felben valley, Hohe Tauern, Salzburg, Austria886
68.Bayan Obo deposit (Bayun-Obo deposit; Baiyunebo deposit), Bayan Obo, Bayan Obo mining district, Baotou League (Baotou Prefecture), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China896
68.Block 14 opencut, Broken Hill, Broken Hill district, Yancowinna Co., New South Wales, Australia887
68.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, Eastern-Siberian Region, Russia852
68.Silver Coin Mine, Valmy, Iron Point District, Humboldt Co., Nevada, USA8105
68.Khaidarkan Sb-Hg deposit (Chaidarkan; Hajdarkan), Fergana Valley, Alai Range (Alay Range), Osh Oblast, Kyrgyzstan879
68.Punta de Su Seinargiu (Su Seinargiu; Su Senargiu), Sarroch, Cagliari metropolitan city (Metropolitan City of Cagliari), Sardinia, Italy867
68.Sapucaia mine (Proberil mine), Sapucaia do Norte, Galiléia, Minas Gerais, Brazil898
68.Material'naya Adit, Yukspor Mt, Khibiny Massif, Murmanskaya Oblast', Northern Region, Russia833
68.Bastnäs Mines, Riddarhyttan, Skinnskatteberg, Västmanland, Sweden869
68.Walpurgis Flacher vein, Weißer Hirsch Mine (Shaft 3), Neustädtel, Schneeberg District, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany824
68.Vuonnemiok River Valley, Khibiny Massif, Murmanskaya Oblast', Northern Region, Russia841
88.Balasauskandyk V Deposit, Karatau Range, South Kazakhstan Region, Kazakhstan726
88.Rapid Creek, Dawson mining district, Yukon, Canada762
88.Stetind pegmatite, Tysfjord, Nordland, Norway743
88.Packrat Mine, Gateway, Gateway District, Mesa Co., Colorado, USA731
88.Solongo B deposit, Vitim Plateau, Buriatia Republic (Buryatia), Transbaikalia (Zabaykalye), Eastern-Siberian Region, Russia729
88.Buckwheat pit (Southwest opening; Buckwheat Mine), Franklin Mine, Franklin, Franklin mining district, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA771
88.Musonoi Mine (Musonoi Extension Mine), Kolwezi, Kolwezi District, Katanga (Shaba), Democratic Republic of the Congo784
88.Hatrurim Formation, Negev, Israel7139
88.Pabellón de Pica, Chanabaya, Iquique Province, Tarapacá Region, Chile726
88.Novofrolovskoye B-Cu deposit, Tur'insk, Turya river, Krasnotur'insk (Bogolovsk; Krasnoturjinsk; Krasnoturyinsk), Sverdlovskaya Oblast', Middle Urals, Urals Region, Russia718
88.Esquire No. 1 claim, Rush Creek, Rush Creek deposit, Big Creek-Rush Creek District, Fresno Co., California, USA720
88.Yukspor Mt, Khibiny Massif, Murmanskaya Oblast', Northern Region, Russia757
88.Johanngeorgenstadt, Johanngeorgenstadt District, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany7100
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