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

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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.

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23 entries listed. 20 valid minerals.

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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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