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Omaue Mine, Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia
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Latitude: 18°41'37"S
Longitude: 13°44'31"E
 
 
Copper sulfide mineralization in quartz veins within limestones of the Otavi group. Well-developed oxidation zone with secondary copper minerals - world famous for dioptase specimens. Mined (for specimens) and owned since the end of the 1980s by Marius Steiner.


Mineral List

Anglesite
Azurite
Baryte
Calcite
Chalcocite
Chenevixite ?
Chrysocolla
Cuprite
Dioptase
'Limonite'
Malachite
Mottramite
Plancheite
Quartz
Shattuckite
Tenorite
Wulfenite


17 entries listed. 16 valid minerals.

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References

Jakob, G. (1987): Reise zur Dioptas-Mine "Omaue" im Kaoko-Veld. Lapis 12(4), 11-14 (in German).

Cairncross, B. (2004) Field Guide To Rocks & Minerals Of Southern Africa: 47.

Palfi, A. (2005): Spessartin- und Dioptas-Mineralisationen im Kaokoland, Namibia. Mineralien-Welt 16 (4), 49-61 (in German).

Schnaitmann, E. A. & Jahn, S. (2010): Mineralien aus Schürfen im Kaokoveld, Namibia. Mineralien-Welt 21 (2), 78-90.


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