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

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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

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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