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Etiro pegmatite, Etiro Farm 50, Karibib, Erongo Region, Namibia

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 21° South , 15° East (est.)
Margin of Error:~1km
Locality type:Pegmatite
Köppen climate type:BWh : Hot deserts climate


The Etiro pegmatite is located 20 km north of Karibib on the farm Etiro 50 and is a rare-metal pegmatite mined mainly for beryl during the early 1960s. Accessory minerals include columbite-tantalite, amblygonite, bismuth minerals, bismuth, tourmaline and phosphate minerals. Bismuth minerals comprise native bismuth, bismite, sillenite, bismutite and zavaritskite. (Extracted from Schneider 1992)


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Schneider, G.I.C. (1992). Bismuth. In: The mineral resources of Namibia. Ministry of Mines and Energy, Geological Survey, Windhoek, Namibia, 3.2-1 - 3.2-3.
Bezing, L. von, Bode, R. & Jahn, S. (2008): Namibia Minerals and Localities. Edition Schloss Freudenstein, Bode Verlag GmbH, Haltern, 679 pp. (in English)

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