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Kombat Mine (Klein Otavi; Asis), Kombat, Grootfontein District, Otjozondjupa Region, Namibia

This page kindly sponsored by Malcolm Southwood
 
 
Owned by Ongopolo Mining Ltd.
Discovered in 1850, mining started around 1900. Closed in 2008 due to problems with flooding.

Located 37 km E of Otavi.

Note on the mineral list: Red asisite from the Kombat Mine has been erroneously sold as "chubutite" or "lorettoite".

Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities
Actinolite
Aegirine
Albite
var: Oligoclase
Alleghanyite
Anglesite
Anhydrite
Aragonite
Arsenopyrite
Asisite (TL)
Azurite
Barysilite
Baryte
Bastnäsite-(Ce)
Bayldonite
Betekhtinite
'Biotite'
Bornite
Britvinite
Brucite
Brushite
Cahnite
Calcite
Carlfrancisite (TL)
Cassiterite
Cerussite
Chalcocite
Chalcopyrite
'Chlorite Group'
Chrysocolla
Clinozoisite
Colusite
Copper
Covellite
Crednerite
Crocoite
Cuprite
Cuspidine
Damaraite (TL)
Defernite
Digenite
Dioptase
Dolomite
Duftite
Enargite
Epidote
Fluorite
Galaxite
Galena
Ganophyllite
Glaucochroite
Grootfonteinite (TL)
Gypsum
Harkerite
Hausmannite
Hedyphane
Helvine
Hematite
Hematophanite
Hereroite (TL)
Hillebrandite
Holdawayite (TL)
Hollandite
Hydroxylapatite
var: Carbonate-rich Hydroxylapatite
Jacobsite
Jaffeite (TL)
Jerrygibbsite
Johninnesite (TL)
Kaolinite
Kentrolite
Kirschsteinite ?
Kombatite (TL)
Kutnohorite
Lautite
Lead
Leadhillite
Leucophoenicite
'Lorettoite'
Magnetite
Malachite
Manganberzeliite
Manganite
Manganosite
Melanotekite
Microcline
Mimetite
Molybdenite
Molybdophyllite
Monazite-(Ce)
Mottramite
Muscovite
Nambulite
Natronambulite
Orthoclase
Phlogopite
Pyrite
Pyrobelonite
Pyrochroite
Pyrolusite
Pyromorphite
Pyrophyllite
Quartz
Renierite
Rhodochrosite
Rhodonite
Ribbeite (TL)
Richterite
Rickturnerite ?
Sahlinite
Sakhaite
Sérandite
Siderite
Silver
Smithsonite
Spessartine
Sphalerite
Sussexite
Talc
Tennantite
Tephroite
'Unnamed (Mcgovernite-like mineral)'
Vaterite
Vesuvianite
Vladkrivovichevite (TL)
Wiserite
Witherite
Wulfenite
Yangite (TL)
Zircon


130 entries listed. 124 valid minerals. 12 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals. 1 erroneous literature entry.

Localities in this Region

Namibia

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References

Mineralogical Magazine: 54: 593-598.

Mineralogical Record (1989): 20(5): 397.

Mineralogical Record (1989): 20(6): 481.


Pete J. Dunn, Donald R. Peacor, Shu-Chun Su, Foseph M, Nelen and Oleg von Knorring (1986): Johninnesite, a arsenosilicate from new sodium manganese the Kombat Mine, Namibia, Mineralogical Magazine Vol 50, pp 667-670.

Innes, J. and Chaplin, R.C. (1986) Ore bodies of the Kombat mine, South West Africa/Namibia. In: Mineral Deposits of Southern Africa (C.R. Anhaeusser and S. Maske, editors). Geological Society of South Africa, Johannesburg, Republic of South Africa, 1789-1805.

Donald R. Peacor, Pete J. Dunn, Shu-Chun Su and John Innes(1987): Ribbeite, a polymorph of alleghanyite and member of the leucophoenicite group from the Kombat mine, Namibia. American Mineralogist, Volume 72, pages 213-216

Dunn, P.J., Francis, C.A., and Innes, J. (1988) A mcgovernite-like mineral and leucophoenicite from the Kombat mine, Namibia. American Mineralogist 73, 1182-1185.

Dunn, P.J. (1991), Rare minerals of the Kombat Mine, Mineralogical Record: 22(6): 421-425.

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).

Cairncross, B. (1997) The Otavi Mountain Land Cu-Pb-Zn-V Deposits, Namibia. Mineralogical Record 28(2) 111.

Chetty, D., and Frimmel, H.E. (2000): The role of evaporites in the genesis of base metal sulphide mineralisation in the Northern Platform of the Pan-African Damara Belt, Namibia: geochemical and fluid inclusion evidence from carbonate wall rock alteration. Mineralium Deposita 35, 364-376.

Bezing, L. von, Bode, R. & Jahn, S. (2008): Namibia Minerals and Localities. Edition Schloss Freudenstein, Bode Verlag GmbH, Haltern, 241-245. (in English)


Leonard Changara (2009): The lithological and structural controls on mineralisation at Kombat Mines, Otavi Mountainland, northern Namibia, thesis University of Namibia, 480 pages

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