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Mesopotamia 504, Mesopotamia Copper Valley, Khorixas District, Kunene Region, Namibia
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Mesopotamia 504, Mesopotamia Copper Valley, Khorixas District, Kunene Region, Namibia

Photo: Brent Thorne
 
Name(s) in local language(s): Mesopotamia Mine
 
A Cu Mine in the so called Mesopotamia Copper Valley, West of Khorixas, on the land of Mesopotamia 504 Farm. Polymetallic hydrothermal quartz-vein deposit of Cu, Bi, W, Pb, V and Ag. Specimens from this locality have often been labelled "from Khorixas".

Mineral List

Ajoite
Albite
Aragonite
Azurite
Beyerite
Bismite
Bismuth
Bismutite
Brochantite
Calcite
Cerussite
Chalcocite
Chalcopyrite
Chlorargyrite
var: Bromian Chlorargyrite

Chrysocolla
Clinobisvanite
Copper
Cuprite
Cuprotungstite
Djurleite
Dravite
Epidote
Galena
Goethite
Gold
Gypsum
Hematite
Iodargyrite
Jarosite
Malachite
Mottramite
var: Duhamelite
Namibite (TL)
Phlogopite
Plancheite
Pseudomalachite
Pyrolusite
Quartz
var: Chalcedony
Rutile
Scheelite
Shattuckite
Siderite
Silver
Tangeite
Tenorite
Todorokite
Tungstite
Wulfenite


49 entries listed. 46 valid minerals. 1 type locality (valid mineral).

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References

Von Knorring, O. and Sahama, T. G. (1981) Namibite, a new copper-bismuth-vanadium mineral from Namibia. Schweizerische mineralogische und petrographische Mitteilungen: 61: 7-12.

Dunning, G.E. & Cooper. J.F. (1998) Namibite, a summary of world occurrences. Mineralogical Record. 29: 163-166

Niedermayr, G.(2001) Mesopotamia 504 - die Typlokalit├Ąt des Namibit. In: S. Jahn, O. Medenbach, G. Niedermayr, G. Schneider: Namibia - Zauberwelt edler Steine und Kristalle (1 and 2nd Edition, in German), 97-99.

Von Bezing, L., Bode, R., and Jahn, S., (2008) Namibia Minerals and Localities. Edition Schloss Freudenstein, Bode Verlag GmbH, Haltern, (in English).

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