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Jwaneng Mine (Jwaneng pipe), Kanye, Ngwaketse North District, Southern District, Botswanai
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Jwaneng Mine (Jwaneng pipe)Mine
Kanye- not defined -
Ngwaketse North DistrictDistrict
Southern DistrictDistrict
BotswanaCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 24° 31' 28'' South , 24° 42' 7'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -24.52463,24.70211
GeoHash:G#: ke9s6p7t8
Owned/operated by:Debswana Diamond Company Ltd (50%) - a joint venture of De Beers Group of Companies
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:BSh : Hot semi-arid (steppe) climate


A large open-cast diamond mine, owned by Debswana, a 50:50 joint venture of De Beers and the Botswanan government. The mine works a group of three interconnected kimberlite pipes that were discovered in 1974. The diamond grade of the deposit is relatively high. Jwaneng is currently the world's largest diamond producer by value. In 2004, it produced 13.6 million carats from 8.7 million tons of ore.
Located near Kanye.

Regions containing this locality

African PlateTectonic Plate
Kalahari Desert, AfricaDesert

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


4 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Diamond
Formula: C
Reference: Mining Ann. Review (1985) 147, 415, 417.; Schrauder, M. and Navon, O. (1994) Hydrous and carbonatitic mantle fluids in fibrous diamonds from Jwaneng, Botswana. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta: 58: 761-771.; Morris, N. (2005) Diamonds and other gems. Appleseed Editions Ltd, East Sussex.
Diopside
Formula: CaMgSi2O6
Reference: Field, M., Stiefenhofer, J., Robey, J., and Kurszlaukis, S. (2008): Ore Geology Reviews 34, 33-75.
'Garnet Group'
Formula: X3Z2(SiO4)3
Reference: Field, M., Stiefenhofer, J., Robey, J., and Kurszlaukis, S. (2008): Ore Geology Reviews 34, 33-75.
Phlogopite
Formula: KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Field, M., Stiefenhofer, J., Robey, J., and Kurszlaukis, S. (2008): Ore Geology Reviews 34, 33-75.
Spinel
Formula: MgAl2O4
Reference: Field, M., Stiefenhofer, J., Robey, J., and Kurszlaukis, S. (2008): Ore Geology Reviews 34, 33-75.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Diamond1.CB.10aC
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Spinel4.BB.05MgAl2O4
Group 9 - Silicates
Diopside9.DA.15CaMgSi2O6
Phlogopite9.EC.20KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Semi-metals and non-metals
Diamond1.3.6.1C
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Spinel7.2.1.1MgAl2O4
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Diopside65.1.3a.1CaMgSi2O6
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Phlogopite71.2.2b.1KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CCarbon
C DiamondC
OOxygen
O SpinelMgAl2O4
O Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
O DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
O PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
MgMagnesium
Mg SpinelMgAl2O4
Mg DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Mg PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
AlAluminium
Al SpinelMgAl2O4
Al PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
Si DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Si PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
KPotassium
K PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca DiopsideCaMgSi2O6

Regional Geology

This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.

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Quaternary - Tertiary
0 - 66 Ma



ID: 3185837
Cenozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Cenozoic (0 - 66 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary rocks

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

Pleistocene - Paleogene
0.0117 - 66 Ma



ID: 3306660

Age: Cenozoic (0.0117 - 66 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary

Reference: Thiéblemont, D. (ed.). New edition of the 1:10,000,000 geological map of Africa. CGMW-BRGM. [190]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

References

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Mining Annual Review (1985) pp. 147, 415 and 417.
Schrauder, M. and Navon, O. (1994) Hydrous and carbonatitic mantle fluids in fibrous diamonds from Jwaneng, Botswana. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta: 58: 761-771.
Schrauder, M., Koeberl, C., and Navon, O. (1996) Trace element analyses of fluid-bearing diamonds from Jwaneng, Botswana, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta: 60: 4711-4724.
Morris, N. (2005) Diamonds and other gems. Appleseed Editions Ltd, East Sussex.
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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