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Rubikon Mine (Rubicon Mine), Okongava Ost Farm 72, Karibib District, Erongo Region, Namibia
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Latitude: 22°6'11"S
Longitude: 15°59'38"E
 
 
Lithium, beryllium und caesium mine. A post-orogenic zoned granite pegmatite has intruded Damara quartz diorites and granites. Famous for huge petalite crystals.
Mining commenced in 1930, now abandoned.

Mineral List

Albite
var: Cleavelandite
'Albite-Anorthite Series'
Amblygonite
Bertrandite
Beryl
var: Morganite
'Biotite'
Bismite
Bismoclite
Bismuth
Bismuthinite
Bismutite
'Childrenite-Eosphorite Series'
Clinobisvanite
Clinochlore
Clinochrysotile
Columbite-(Fe)
'Columbite-Tantalite'
Cookeite
Elbaite
'Ferrisicklerite-Sicklerite Series'
Fluorapatite
Fluorite
Frondelite
'Hectorite'
'Heterosite-Purpurite Series'
Hureaulite
Lepidolite
Lindströmite
Lithiophilite
'Lithiophilite-Triphylite Series'
Löllingite
'Manganese Oxides'
Microcline
Microlite Group
Mimetite
Montmorillonite
Mottramite
Muscovite
'Perthite'
Petalite
Phosphosiderite
Pollucite
Pseudomalachite
Pucherite
Pyromorphite
Quartz
Robertsite
Rutile
Schorl
'Smectite Group'
Spessartine
Tavorite
Topaz
Turquoise
Waylandite
Zircon


58 entries listed. 45 valid minerals.

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References

DIEHL, B.J.M. & SCHNEIDER, G.I.C. (1990): Geology and mineralisation of the Rubicon Pegmatite, Namibia. Geological Survey of Namibia open file report.

Moore, P. B., (2000): Analyses of Primary Phosphates from Pegmatites in Maine and Other Localities, in V. T. King (editor), Mineralogy of Maine. Mining History, Gems, and Geology, Maine Geological Survey, Augusta, Maine: 333-336.

Cairncross, B. (2004) Field Guide To Rocks & Minerals Of Southern Africa. 35.

Bezing, L. von, Bode, R. & Jahn, S. (2008): Namibia Minerals and Localities. Edition Schloss Freudenstein, Bode Verlag GmbH, Haltern: 411 (in English).

Ashworth, L. (2014). Mineralised Pegmatites of the Damara Belt, Namibia: Fluid inclusion and geochemical characteristics with implications for post-collisional mineralisation (Doctoral dissertation, Faculty of Science, University of the Witwatersrand).

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