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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

129 entries listed. 123 valid minerals. 11 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals. 1 erroneous literature entry.

Localities in this Region


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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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