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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, Sweden73300
2.Tsumeb Mine (Tsumcorp Mine), Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region (Oshikoto), Namibia72294
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), Switzerland44155
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, Tajikistan38142
6.Shinkolobwe Mine (Kasolo Mine), Shinkolobwe, Kambove District, Katanga (Shaba), Democratic Republic of the Congo38128
8.Franklin Mine, Franklin, Franklin Mining District, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA35188
9.La Fossa crater, Vulcano Island, Lipari, Eolie Islands (Aeolian Islands), Messina Province, Sicily, Italy33110
10.Arsenatnaya fumarole, Second scoria cone, Northern Breakthrough (North Breach), Great Fissure eruption (Main Fracture), Tolbachik volcano, Kamchatka Oblast', Far-Eastern Region, Russia3056
11.Koashva Open Pit (Vostochnyi Mine), Koashva Mt, Khibiny Massif, Murmanskaya Oblast', Northern Region, Russia29108
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, Germany23185
14.Sterling Mine, Sterling Hill, Ogdensburg, Franklin Mining District, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA22229
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, Bohemia (Böhmen; Boehmen), Czech Republic20258
17.Chuquicamata Mine, Chuquicamata District, Calama, El Loa Province, Antofagasta Region, Chile19134
18.Blue Lizard Mine, Red Canyon, White Canyon District, San Juan Co., Utah, USA1883
19.Wessels Mine (Wessel's Mine), Hotazel, Kalahari manganese field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa17122
19.Allende meteorite (Pueblito de Allende meteorite; Qutrixpileo meteorite [NHM cat.]), Pueblito de Allende, Chihuahua, Mexico1771
19.Ivigtut Cryolite deposit, Ivittuut (Ivigtut), Arsuk Fjord, Sermersooq, Greenland1789
22.Monte Somma, Somma-Vesuvius Complex, Naples Province, Campania, Italy1666
22.Yadovitaya fumarole, Second scoria cone, Northern Breakthrough (North Breach), Great Fissure eruption (Main Fracture), Tolbachik volcano, Kamchatka Oblast', Far-Eastern Region, Russia1646
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.Kobokobo pegmatite, Mwenga, Sud-Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo1452
26.Cap Garonne Mine, Le Pradet, Var, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France14138
26.Caspar quarry, Bellerberg volcano, Ettringen, Mayen, Eifel, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany14210
31.Palermo No. 1 Mine (Palermo No. 1 pegmatite; Hartford Mine; GE Mine), Groton, Grafton Co., New Hampshire, USA13161
31.Xenolith no. 1, Lakargi Mt., Upper Chegem volcanic caldera (Verkhnechegemskaya caldera), Baksan Valley, Kabardino-Balkarian Republic, Northern Caucasus Region, Russia1329
31.Narsaarsuk pegmatite (Narssârssuk pegmatite), Narsaarsuk Plateau, Igaliku (Igaliko), Narsaq, Kujalleq, Greenland1366
31.Kombat Mine (Klein Otavi; Asis), Kombat, Grootfontein District, Otjozondjupa Region, Namibia13126
31.Clara Mine, Rankach valley, Oberwolfach, Wolfach, Black Forest, Baden-Württemberg, Germany13416
31.Foote Lithium Co. Mine (Foote Mine), Kings Mountain District, Cleveland Co., North Carolina, USA13157
37.Yubileinaya pegmatite (Yubileinoye; Jubilejnaja), Karnasurt Mt, Lovozero Massif, Murmanskaya Oblast', Northern Region, Russia1244
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, Japan1284
37.Tip Top Mine (Tip Top pegmatite), Fourmile, Custer District, Custer Co., South Dakota, USA12101
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, Eastern-Siberian Region, Russia1283
37.Rasvumchorr Mt, Khibiny Massif, Murmanskaya Oblast', Northern Region, Russia1281
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), Picacho Peak, New Idria District, Diablo Range, San Benito Co., California, USA1149
43.Esquire No. 7 claim, Big Creek, Rush Creek deposit, Big Creek-Rush Creek District, Fresno Co., California, USA1140
46.Schneeberg District, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany10142
46.Molinello Mine, Graveglia Valley, Ne, Genova Province, Liguria, Italy1081
46.Mayak Mine (Majak Mine), Talnakh Cu-Ni Deposit, Noril'sk, Putoran Plateau, Taimyr Peninsula, Taymyrskiy Autonomous Okrug, Eastern-Siberian Region, Russia1044
46.Mammoth-Saint Anthony Mine (Mammoth-St Anthony Mine; Mammoth Mine; St. Anthony Mine), St. Anthony deposit, Tiger, Mammoth District, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA10107
46.Searles Lake, San Bernardino Co., California, USA1035
46.Francon quarry, Montréal, Québec, Canada1078
46.Great Fissure eruption (Main Fracture), Tolbachik volcano, Kamchatka Oblast', Far-Eastern Region, Russia1035
46.Harstigen Mine, Pajsberg, Persberg district, Filipstad, Värmland, Sweden10146
46.Geschieber vein, Svornost Mine (Einigkeit Mine), Jáchymov (St Joachimsthal), Jáchymov District (St Joachimsthal), Krušné Hory Mts (Erzgebirge), Karlovy Vary Region, Bohemia (Böhmen; Boehmen), Czech Republic1025
55.Taylor Pit, Huntingdon Township, Madoc area, Hastings Co., Ontario, Canada944
55.Roua Mines (Clue de Roua), Daluis, Guillaumes, Alpes-Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France954
55.Fillow Quarry (Branchville Quarry; Branchville Mica Mine; Smith Mine), Branchville, Redding (Reading), Fairfield Co., Connecticut, USA974
55.Bird Nest drift, Otto Mountain, Baker, Soda Mts, Silver Lake District, San Bernardino Co., California, USA964
55.Vasin-Myl'k Mt, Voron'i Tundry, Murmanskaya Oblast', Northern Region, Russia935
55.Ragra Mine (Minasragra), Huayllay District, Pasco Province, Pasco Department, Peru916
55.Kukisvumchorr Mt, Khibiny Massif, Murmanskaya Oblast', Northern Region, Russia9150
55.Torrecillas mine, Salar Grande, El Tamarugal Province, Tarapacá Region, Chile939
55.Allchar (Alšar; Alsar; Alshar), Rožden (Rozhden; Roszdan), Kavadarci, Republic of Macedonia974
55.Mounana Mine (Mouana Mine), Franceville, Haut-Ogooué Province, Gabon936
55.Bambollita Mine (Oriental Mine), Moctezuma, Mun. de Moctezuma, Sonora, Mexico936
55.Aga Mine, Otto Mountain, Baker, Soda Mts, Silver Lake District, San Bernardino Co., California, USA949
67.Jakobsberg Mine, Jakobsberg ore field, Nordmark district, Filipstad, Värmland, Sweden8100
67.Sacarîmb (Sãcãrâmb; Szekerembe; Nagyág), Deva, Hunedoara Co., Romania872
67.Kangerluarsuk Fjord (Kangerdluarssuq Fjord), Ilímaussaq complex, Narsaq, Kujalleq, Greenland839
67.Vuoriyarvi alkaline-ultrabasic massif, Northern Karelia, Murmanskaya Oblast', Northern Region, Russia875
67.Torr Works Quarry (Merehead Quarry), Cranmore, Somerset, England, UK870
67.Uchucchacua Mine, Oyon Province, Lima Department, Peru863
67.Khatyrka meteorite, Listvenitovyi stream, Khatyrka river, Chetkinvaiam tectonic melange, Iomrautvaam Massif, Koryak Upland (Koriak; Koriakskhiye), Koriak Autonomous Okrug, Far-Eastern Region, Russia836
67.Izalco Volcano, Sonsonate Department, El Salvador815
67.Western ore field, Scheelite deposit, Felben valley, Hohe Tauern, Salzburg, Austria886
67.Block 14 opencut, Broken Hill, Yancowinna Co., New South Wales, Australia887
67.Khaidarkan Sb-Hg deposit (Chaidarkan; Hajdarkan), Fergana Valley, Alai Range (Alay Range), Osh Oblast, Kyrgyzstan879
67.Bayan Obo deposit (Bayun-Obo deposit; Baiyunebo deposit), Bayan Obo, Bayan Obo Mining District, Baotou League (Baotou Prefecture), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China896
67.Material'naya Adit, Yukspor Mt, Khibiny Massif, Murmanskaya Oblast', Northern Region, Russia833
67.Sapucaia mine (Proberil mine), Sapucaia do Norte, Galiléia, Minas Gerais, Brazil896
67.Silver Coin Mine, Valmy, Iron Point District, Humboldt Co., Nevada, USA8104
67.Walpurgis Flacher vein, Weißer Hirsch Mine (Shaft 3), Neustädtel, Schneeberg District, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany824
67.Punta de Su Seinargiu (Su Seinargiu; Su Senargiu), Sarroch, Cagliari metropolitan city (Metropolitan City of Cagliari), Sardinia, Italy867
67.Bastnäs Mines, Riddarhyttan, Skinnskatteberg, Västmanland, Sweden869
67.Vuonnemiok River Valley, Khibiny Massif, Murmanskaya Oblast', Northern Region, Russia841
67.Gabe Gottes Mine, Sankt Jakob vein, Neuenberg, Ste Marie-aux-Mines (Markirch), Haut-Rhin, Grand Est, France874
87.Buckwheat pit (Southwest opening; Buckwheat Mine), Franklin Mine, Franklin, Franklin Mining District, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA766
87.Musonoi Mine (Musonoi Extension Mine), Kolwezi, Kolwezi District, Katanga (Shaba), Democratic Republic of the Congo762
87.Novofrolovskoye B-Cu deposit, Tur'insk, Turya river, Krasnotur'insk (Bogolovsk; Krasnoturjinsk; Krasnoturyinsk), Sverdlovskaya Oblast', Middle Urals, Urals Region, Russia718
87.Hatrurim Formation, Negev, Israel7139
87.Stetind pegmatite, Tysfjord, Nordland, Norway743
87.Packrat Mine, Gateway, Gateway District, Mesa Co., Colorado, USA731
87.Esquire No. 1 claim, Rush Creek, Rush Creek deposit, Big Creek-Rush Creek District, Fresno Co., California, USA720
87.Yukspor Mt, Khibiny Massif, Murmanskaya Oblast', Northern Region, Russia756
87.Tachgagalt Mine, Ouarzazate Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco731
87.Tanco Mine (Bernic Lake Mine), Bernic Lake, Lac-du-Bonnet area, Manitoba, Canada789
87.Johanngeorgenstadt, Johanngeorgenstadt District, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany7100
87.Pabellón de Pica, Chanabaya, Iquique Province, Tarapacá Region, Chile726
87.Krunkelbach Valley Uranium deposit, Menzenschwand, Black Forest, Baden-Württemberg, Germany7106
87.Big Fish River, Dawson Mining District, Yukon, Canada773
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