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Bultfontein Mine, Kimberley, Francis Baard District, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
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Bultfontein Mine, Kimberley, Francis Baard District, Northern Cape Province, South Africa

Photo: Rob Lavinsky
Latitude: 28°43'S
Longitude: 24°45'E
A diamond mine in a kimberlite pipe, closed in 2005.
Owned by DeBeers.

Mineral List

var: Chromian Diopside
Hawthorneite (TL)
Lindsleyite (TL)
Mathiasite (TL)
var: Chromspinel

23 entries listed. 17 valid minerals. 3 type localities (valid minerals).

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Mathias, M., Siebert, J.C., and Rickwood, P.C. (1970): Some Aspects of the Mineralogy and Petrology of Ultramafic Xenoliths in Kimberlite. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 26, 75-123.

Mining Annual Review(1985):147

Cairncross, B. (2004) Field Guide To Rocks & Minerals Of Southern Africa: 67.

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.

Dana 7:I:149

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