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Rubikon Mine (Rubicon Mine), Okongava Ost Farm 72, Karibib District, Erongo Region, Namibia

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 22° 6' 11'' South , 15° 59' 38'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -22.1030555556, 15.9938888889
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.

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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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