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Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia
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Detailed Mineral List:
Anglesite
Formula: PbSO4
Localities: Omaue Mine, Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia
Van der Plas mine, Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia
Otuani pit, Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia
Apachite
Formula: Cu9Si10O29 · 11H2O
Locality: Kandesei (Otjozongombe; Old German mine), Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia
Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Localities: Omaue Mine, Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia
Van der Plas mine, Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia
Kandesei (Otjozongombe; Old German mine), Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Photo: © Ernst A. Schnaitmann. Baryte from Okatumba, Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia
Beyerite
Formula: Ca(BiO)2(CO3)2
Locality: Kandesei (Otjozongombe; Old German mine), Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia
Bismutite
Formula: (BiO)2CO3
Locality: Okatumba, Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Photo: © Rob Lavinsky. Calcite from Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Photo: © Rob Lavinsky. Cerussite from Okatumba, Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Localities: Omaue Mine, Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia
Kandesei (Otjozongombe; Old German mine), Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia
Chenevixite ?
Formula: Cu2Fe3+2(AsO4)2(OH)4
Locality: Omaue Mine, Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia
Chlorargyrite
Formula: AgCl
Locality: Kandesei (Otjozongombe; Old German mine), Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia
Chrysocolla
Formula: Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O (x < 1)
Localities: Omaue Mine, Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia
Kandesei (Otjozongombe; Old German mine), Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia
Van der Plas mine, Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia
Okatumba, Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia ? (more information)
Photo: © Rob Lavinsky. Chrysocolla from Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia
Copper
Formula: Cu
Localities: Kandesei (Otjozongombe; Old German mine), Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia
Onderra Mine, Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia
Cuprite
Formula: Cu2O
Localities: Kandesei (Otjozongombe; Old German mine), Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia
Okatumba, Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia
Van der Plas mine, Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia
Omaue Mine, Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia
Otuani pit, Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia
Photo: © Ernst A. Schnaitmann. Cuprite from Kandesei, Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia
Dioptase
Formula: CuSiO3 · H2O
Localities: Reported from at least 8 localities in this region.
Photo: © 2008 D. Schläfli. Dioptase from Omaue Mine, Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia
Djurleite
Formula: Cu31S16
Localities: Okatumba, Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia
Van der Plas mine, Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia
Kandesei (Otjozongombe; Old German mine), Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia
Photo: © Ernst A. Schnaitmann. Djurleite from Okatumba, Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Localities: Kandesei (Otjozongombe; Old German mine), Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia
Van der Plas mine, Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia
Galena
Formula: PbS
Localities: Otjhowe (Otjowe), Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia
Van der Plas mine, Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia
Otuani pit, Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia
Photo: © E.A. Schnaitmann. Galena from Van der Plas mine, Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Localities: Okatumba, Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia
Kandesei (Otjozongombe; Old German mine), Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia
Van der Plas mine, Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia
Photo: © Ernst A. Schnaitmann. Goethite from Okatumba, Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Localities: Kandesei (Otjozongombe; Old German mine), Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia
Okatumba, Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia
Van der Plas mine, Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia
Hemimorphite
Formula: Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Locality: Kandesei (Otjozongombe; Old German mine), Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia
Iodargyrite
Formula: AgI
Locality: Kandesei (Otjozongombe; Old German mine), Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia
Kaolinite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Localities: Van der Plas mine, Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia
Otjhowe (Otjowe), Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia ? (more information)
Lanarkite
Formula: Pb2(SO4)O
Locality: Van der Plas mine, Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia
Leadhillite
Formula: Pb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
Locality: Van der Plas mine, Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia
'Limonite'
Formula: FeO(OH) · nH2O
Locality: Omaue Mine, Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Photo: © R. Lang 2005. Malachite from Omaue Mine, Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia
Mimetite
Formula: Pb5(AsO4)3Cl
Locality: Onderra Mine, Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia - erroneously reported
Mottramite
Formula: PbCu(VO4)(OH)
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Photo: © Ernst A. Schnaitmann. Mottramite from Onderra Mine, Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Locality: Kandesei (Otjozongombe; Old German mine), Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia
Namibite
Formula: Cu(BiO)2(VO4)(OH)
Locality: Kandesei (Otjozongombe; Old German mine), Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia
Plancheite
Formula: Cu8(Si8O22)(OH)4 · H2O
Localities: Omaue Mine, Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia
Christoph Mine (Christoff Mine; Old German mine), Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia
Van der Plas mine, Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia
Kandesei (Otjozongombe; Old German mine), Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia ? (more information)
Photo: © 2005 D. Schläfli. Plancheite from Omaue Mine, Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia
Plattnerite
Formula: PbO2
Locality: Van der Plas mine, Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia
Pyromorphite
Formula: Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Locality: Okatumba, Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Localities: Reported from at least 9 localities in this region.
Photo: © Rob Lavinsky. Quartz from Kandesei, Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia
Scrutinyite ?
Formula: alpha-PbO2
Locality: Van der Plas mine, Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia
Shattuckite
Formula: Cu5(Si2O6)2(OH)2
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Photo: © Rob Lavinsky. Shattuckite from Kandesei, Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia
Silver
Formula: Ag
Locality: Kandesei (Otjozongombe; Old German mine), Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia
Sulphohalite
Formula: Na6(SO4)2FCl
Locality: Otjivalunda Pan, Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia
Photo: © . Sulphohalite from Otjivalunda Pan, Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia
Tenorite
Formula: CuO
Locality: Omaue Mine, Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia
Vanadinite
Formula: Pb5(VO4)3Cl
Locality: Otjitheka, Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia
Photo: © Rob Lavinsky. Vanadinite from Otjitheka, Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia
'Wad'
Locality: Kandesei (Otjozongombe; Old German mine), Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia
Wulfenite
Formula: Pb(MoO4)
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Photo: © Ernst A. Schnaitmann. Wulfenite from Onderra Mine, Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia


43 entries listed. 40 valid minerals. 1 erroneous literature entry.

References

Niedermayr, G. & Schnaitmann, E. A. (2010): Neuigkeiten aus Namiba. Mineralien-Welt 21 (6), 89-96.

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

Bowell, R J et al (2013) Minerals of the Kaokoveld District, Kunene Region, Namibia. Mineralogical Record 44:485-504

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