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Otjihase Mine, Von Francois Farm 60, Windhoek District, Khomas Region, Namibia
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Copper
Otjihase Mine, Von Francois Farm 60, Windhoek District, Khomas Region, Namibia

Photo: Malcolm Southwood
Latitude: 22°23'S
Longitude: 17°14'E
 
 
A gold-copper-pyrite mine owned by Tsumeb Corp (70%) + JCL (South Africa)(30%). Produced 10,094 tons of blister copper (1984).

Stratabound massive sulphide deposit, discovered in 1970, and officially mined since 1976.
Hosted by the Kuiseb Formation (belongs to the Damara Group). Four ore bodies (shoots) are known.

Located on the eastern slope of the Otjihavera Mts, 18 km NE of Windhoek.

Mineral List

Actinolite
Arsenopyrite
Baryte
'Biotite'
Bornite
Calcite
Chalcocite
Chalcopyrite
Chrysocolla
Copper
Cuprite
Galena
'Garnet'
Goethite
Gold
'Limonite'
Magnetite
Malachite
Pyrite
Pyrrhotite
Quartz
Silver
Sphalerite


23 entries listed. 20 valid minerals.

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References

Goldberg, I. (1976). A preliminary account of the Otjihase copper deposit, South West Africa. Economic Geology, 71(1), 384-390.

Mining Annual Review (1985): 422.

Daul, J., Bauer, K. & Moser, P. (1993): Bergbau in Namiba - Erfahrungen einer Studienreise. Institut für Bergbaukunde, Bergtechnik und Bergwirtschaft, Wissenschaftliche Schriftenreihe No. 3, Leoben, Austria, 130 pp (in German).

Bezing, L. von, Bode, R. & Jahn, S. (2008): Namibia Minerals and Localities. Edition Schloss Freudenstein, Bode Verlag GmbH, Haltern, 375 pp. (in English)

Cairncross, B. (2004) Field Guide To Rocks & Minerals Of Southern Africa: 42.

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