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Murowa Mine, Zvishavane (Shabani; Shabanie; Shavani), Zvishavane District, Midlands, Zimbabwe

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 20° 29' 34'' South , 30° 24' 10'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -20.4927777778, 30.4027777778
An open pit diamond mine in Cambrian kimberlite pipes discovered by Rio Tinto geologists in 1997. Production commenced in 2004. The deposit consists of three pipes, two of which are presently mined. In 2005, the mine produced around 251,000 ct.
Located about 40 km southeast of Zvishavane. (Another source states 35 km south of Zvishavane.)

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Cairncross, B. (2004) Field Guide To Rocks & Minerals Of Southern Africa: 90.

Field, M., Stiefenhofer, J., Robey, J., and Kurszlaukis, S. (2008): Kimberlite-hosted diamond deposits of southern Africa: A review. Ore Geology Reviews 34, 33-75.

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