De Beers Mine, Kimberley, Francis Baard District, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||28° 44' 20'' South , 24° 46' 30'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||-28.73912,24.77506|
|Köppen climate type:||BSh : Hot semi-arid (steppe) climate|
A diamond mine in a kimberlite pipe. The mine was started in 1871 and worked from an open cast until 1908. In 1963, it was re-opened as an underground mine, which was finally closed in 1990. The mine is about 800 meters deep.
Commodity ListThis is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.
14 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals. 1 erroneous literature entry.
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145 - 201.3 Ma
|Karoo Dolerite Suite|