IMPORTANT MESSAGE. We need your support now to keep mindat.org running. Click here to find out why.
Log InRegister
Home PageAbout MindatThe Mindat ManualHistory of MindatCopyright StatusWho We AreContact UsAdvertise on Mindat
Donate to MindatCorporate SponsorshipSponsor a PageSponsored PagesMindat AdvertisersAdvertise on Mindat
Learning CenterWhat is a mineral?The most common minerals on earthInformation for Educators
Minerals by PropertiesMinerals by ChemistryAdvanced Locality SearchRandom MineralRandom LocalitySearch by minIDLocalities Near MeSearch ArticlesSearch GlossaryMore Search Options
Search For:
Mineral Name:
Locality Name:
Keyword(s):
 
The Mindat ManualAdd a New PhotoRate PhotosLocality Edit ReportCoordinate Completion ReportAdd Glossary Item
StatisticsThe ElementsUsersBooks & MagazinesMineral MuseumsMineral Shows & EventsThe Mindat DirectoryDevice Settings
Photo SearchPhoto GalleriesNew Photos TodayNew Photos YesterdayMembers' Photo GalleriesPast Photo of the Day Gallery

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, Sweden73300
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, Canada65422
4.Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld (Imfeld; Im Feld; Feld), Binn Valley, Wallis (Valais), Switzerland44160
5.Mt Vesuvius, Somma-Vesuvius Complex, Naples Province, Campania, Italy42144
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
6.Arsenatnaya fumarole, Second scoria cone, Northern Breakthrough (North Breach), Great Fissure eruption (Main Fracture), Tolbachik volcano, Kamchatka Oblast', Far-Eastern Region, Russia3865
9.Franklin Mine, Franklin, Franklin mining district, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA35190
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, Russia29108
12.Hagendorf South Pegmatite (Cornelia Shaft; Hagendorf South Open Cut), Hagendorf, Waidhaus, Upper Palatinate, Bavaria, Germany24186
12.Alluaiv Mt, Lovozero Massif, Murmanskaya Oblast', Northern Region, Russia2499
14.Sterling Mine, Sterling Hill, Ogdensburg, Franklin mining district, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA22231
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, Chile19136
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.Ivigtut Cryolite deposit, Ivittuut (Ivigtut), Arsuk Fjord, Sermersooq, Greenland, Denmark1789
22.Wessels Mine, Hotazel, Kalahari manganese field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa16122
22.Monte Somma, Somma-Vesuvius Complex, Naples Province, Campania, Italy1667
22.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.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.Torrecillas mine, Salar Grande, El Tamarugal Province, Tarapacá Region, Chile1465
26.Cap Garonne Mine, Le Pradet, Var, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France14137
26.Clara Mine, Rankach valley, Oberwolfach, Wolfach, Black Forest, Baden-Württemberg, Germany14418
26.Kobokobo pegmatite, Mwenga, Sud-Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo1452
26.Caspar quarry, Bellerberg volcano, Ettringen, Mayen, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany14210
33.Foote Lithium Co. Mine (Foote Mine), Kings Mountain District, Cleveland Co., North Carolina, USA13162
33.Palermo No. 1 Mine (Palermo No. 1 pegmatite; Hartford Mine; GE Mine), Groton, Grafton Co., New Hampshire, USA13161
33.Narsaarsuk pegmatite (Narssârssuk pegmatite), Narsaarsuk Plateau, Igaliku (Igaliko), Narsaq, Kujalleq, Greenland, Denmark1366
33.Kombat Mine (Klein Otavi; Asis), Kombat, Grootfontein District, Otjozondjupa Region, Namibia13127
33.Xenolith no. 1, Lakargi Mt., Upper Chegem volcanic caldera (Verkhnechegemskaya caldera), Baksan Valley, Kabardino-Balkarian Republic, Northern Caucasus Region, Russia1329
38.Buca della Vena Mine, Ponte Stazzemese, Stazzema, Apuan Alps, Lucca Province, Tuscany, Italy1275
38.Yubileinaya pegmatite (Yubileinoye; Jubilejnaja), Karnasurt Mt, Lovozero Massif, Murmanskaya Oblast', Northern Region, Russia1244
38.Fuka mine, Fuka, Bicchu-cho (Bitchu-cho), Takahashi City, Okayama Prefecture, Chugoku Region, Honshu Island, Japan1285
38.Clear Creek claim (Clear Creek Mine), Goat Mountain, New Idria District, Diablo Range, San Benito Co., California, USA1250
38.Tip Top Mine (Tip Top pegmatite), Fourmile, Custer District, Custer Co., South Dakota, USA12102
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, Eastern-Siberian Region, Russia1283
38.Rasvumchorr Mt, Khibiny Massif, Murmanskaya Oblast', Northern Region, Russia1281
45.Esquire No. 7 claim, Big Creek, Rush Creek deposit, Big Creek-Rush Creek District, Fresno Co., California, USA1140
45.Pereval marble quarry, Slyudyanka (Sludyanka), Lake Baikal area, Irkutskaya Oblast', Prebaikalia (Pribaikal'e), Eastern-Siberian Region, Russia1144
45.Harstigen Mine, Pajsberg, Persberg district, Filipstad, Värmland, Sweden11146
48.Schneeberg District, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany10142
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.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.Searles Lake, San Bernardino Co., California, USA1035
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
48.Great Fissure eruption (Main Fracture), Tolbachik volcano, Kamchatka Oblast', Far-Eastern Region, Russia1035
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.Khatyrka meteorite, Listvenitovyi stream, Khatyrka river, Chetkinvaiam tectonic melange, Iomrautvaam Massif, Koryak Upland (Koriak; Koriakskhiye), Koriak Autonomous Okrug, Far-Eastern Region, Russia937
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.Sapucaia mine (Proberil mine), Sapucaia do Norte, Galiléia, Minas Gerais, Brazil998
56.Ragra Mine (Minasragra), Huayllay District, Pasco Province, Pasco Department, Peru916
56.Vasin-Myl'k Mt, Voron'i Tundry, Murmanskaya Oblast', Northern Region, Russia935
56.Mounana Mine (Mouana Mine), Franceville, Haut-Ogooué Province, Gabon936
56.Kukisvumchorr Mt, Khibiny Massif, Murmanskaya Oblast', Northern Region, Russia9151
56.Allchar (Alšar; Alsar; Alshar), Rožden (Rozhden; Roszdan), Kavadarci, Republic of Macedonia975
56.Bambollita Mine (Oriental Mine), Moctezuma, Mun. de Moctezuma, Sonora, Mexico936
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.Vuoriyarvi alkaline-ultrabasic massif, Northern Karelia, Murmanskaya Oblast', Northern Region, Russia874
70.Săcărâmb (Sacarîmb; Sekeremb; Nagyág), Deva, Hunedoara Co., Romania872
70.Kangerluarsuk Fjord (Kangerdluarssuq Fjord), Ilímaussaq complex, Narsaq, Kujalleq, Greenland, Denmark834
70.Silver Coin Mine, Valmy, Iron Point District, Humboldt Co., Nevada, USA8105
70.Izalco Volcano, Sonsonate Department, El Salvador815
70.Western ore field, Scheelite deposit, Felben valley, Hohe Tauern, Salzburg, Austria886
70.Block 14 opencut, Broken Hill, Broken Hill district, Yancowinna Co., New South Wales, Australia887
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, Eastern-Siberian Region, Russia852
70.Punta de Su Seinargiu (Su Seinargiu; Su Senargiu), Sarroch, Cagliari metropolitan city (Metropolitan City of Cagliari), Sardinia, Italy867
70.Bayan Obo deposit (Bayun-Obo deposit; Baiyunebo deposit), Bayan Obo, Bayan Obo mining district, Baotou League (Baotou Prefecture), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China896
70.Khaidarkan Sb-Hg deposit (Chaidarkan; Hajdarkan), Fergana Valley, Alai Range (Alay Range), Osh Oblast, Kyrgyzstan879
70.Material'naya Adit, Yukspor Mt, Khibiny Massif, Murmanskaya Oblast', Northern Region, Russia833
70.Walpurgis Flacher vein, Weißer Hirsch Mine (Shaft 3), Neustädtel, Schneeberg District, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany824
70.Bastnäs Mines, Riddarhyttan, Skinnskatteberg, Västmanland, Sweden869
70.Torr Works Quarry (Merehead Quarry), Cranmore, Somerset, England, UK870
70.Vuonnemiok River Valley, Khibiny Massif, Murmanskaya Oblast', Northern Region, Russia841
88.Rapid Creek, Dawson mining district, Yukon, Canada763
88.Pabellón de Pica, Chanabaya, Iquique Province, Tarapacá Region, Chile732
88.Buckwheat pit (Southwest opening; Buckwheat Mine), Franklin Mine, Franklin, Franklin mining district, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA772
88.Solongo B deposit, Vitim Plateau, Buriatia Republic (Buryatia), Transbaikalia (Zabaykalye), Eastern-Siberian Region, Russia729
88.In den Dellen quarries, Niedermendig, Mendig, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany7137
88.Musonoi Mine (Musonoi Extension Mine), Kolwezi, Kolwezi District, Katanga (Shaba), Democratic Republic of the Congo784
88.Hatrurim Formation, Negev, Israel7139
88.Novofrolovskoye B-Cu deposit, Tur'insk, Turya river, Krasnotur'insk (Bogolovsk; Krasnoturjinsk; Krasnoturyinsk), Sverdlovskaya Oblast', Middle Urals, Urals Region, Russia718
88.El Dragón mine, Antonio Quijarro Province, Potosí Department, Bolivia753
88.Esquire No. 1 claim, Rush Creek, Rush Creek deposit, Big Creek-Rush Creek District, Fresno Co., California, USA720
88.Tanco Mine (Bernic Lake Mine), Bernic Lake, Lac-du-Bonnet area, Manitoba, Canada788
88.Yukspor Mt, Khibiny Massif, Murmanskaya Oblast', Northern Region, Russia757
88.Tachgagalt Mine, Ouarzazate Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco731
Mineral and/or Locality  
Mindat.org is an outreach project of the Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.
Copyright © mindat.org and the Hudson Institute of Mineralogy 1993-2018, except where stated. Mindat.org relies on the contributions of thousands of members and supporters.
Privacy Policy - Terms & Conditions - Contact Us Current server date and time: September 19, 2018 08:01:23
Go to top of page