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Stiepelmann Mine, Klein Spitzkopje granite stock (Kleine Spitzkoppe), Spitzkopje Area, Karibib District, Erongo Region, Namibia
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Phenakite
Stiepelmann Mine, Klein Spitzkopje granite stock, Spitzkopje Area, Karibib District, Erongo Region, Namibia

Photo: Weinrich Minerals, Inc.
 
 
An abandoned mine in the vicinity of the Klein Spitzkopje. Type locality for stiepelmannite = florencite-(Ce). Namibian phenakite was first reported from this locality.

Phenakites from this locality are often mislabelled as coming from Klein Spitzkojpe.

Mineral List

Albite
'Allanite' ?
'Axinite Group'
Berndtite
Bertrandite
Beryl
var: Aquamarine
var: Heliodor
Bixbyite ?
'Chlorite Group'
Euclase
Euxenite-(Y)
Ferronigerite-2N1S
Florencite-(Ce)
Fluorite
Gibbsite
Goethite
Hydroxylherderite
Ilvaite
Microcline
Muscovite
Nacrite ?
Ottemannite ?
Phenakite
Pyrite
Pyrophyllite ?
Quartz
var: Smoky Quartz
Siderite
Topaz


30 entries listed. 18 valid minerals. 7 erroneous literature entries.

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References

Ramdohr, P. (1936): Bertrandit von Klein-Spitzkoppe, Südwestafrika. Zentralbl. Mineral. Abt. A. 257-262.

Medenbach, O. (2001): Paul Ramdohr und die Stiepelmannsche Beryll-Fundstelle. In: Namibia - Zauberwelt edler Steine und Kristalle. Bode Verlag, Haltern, Germany, p. 56-71.

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