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Blue Mine, Springbok, Okiep Copper District, Namakwa District (Namaqualand), Northern Cape, South Africai
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30° South , 19° East (est.)
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The first commercial copper mine of South Africa, which started operations in 1852. Located on the western outskirts of Springbok.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

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3 valid minerals.

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Formula: Cu3(PO4)(OH)3
Reference: Windisch, W. (2014) An introduction to micromounting.; Thomas Kleser collection.; Leon Hupperichs collection.
Formula: Cu2(PO4)(OH)
Reference: Leon Hupperichs collection
Formula: Cu5(PO4)2(OH)4
Reference: Leon Hupperichs collection

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification


List of minerals for each chemical element

H CornetiteCu3(PO4)(OH)3
H ReichenbachiteCu5(PO4)2(OH)4
H LibetheniteCu2(PO4)(OH)
O CornetiteCu3(PO4)(OH)3
O ReichenbachiteCu5(PO4)2(OH)4
O LibetheniteCu2(PO4)(OH)
P CornetiteCu3(PO4)(OH)3
P ReichenbachiteCu5(PO4)2(OH)4
P LibetheniteCu2(PO4)(OH)
Cu CornetiteCu3(PO4)(OH)3
Cu ReichenbachiteCu5(PO4)2(OH)4
Cu LibetheniteCu2(PO4)(OH)


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Lombaard, A.F. and the Exploration Staff Of The Ookiep Copper Company Limited (1986) The copper deposits of the Okiep district, Namaqualand. In: Anhaeusser, C.R. and Maske, S. (Editors). Mineral Deposits of Southern Africa, Volume II, 1421-1445.
Cairncross, B. (2004) History of the Okiep Copper District, Namaqualand, Northern Cape Province, South Africa. Mineralogical Record 35, 289-317.

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http://www.fosagams.co.za/content/introduction-micromounting-wolf-windisch [Windisch, W. (2014) An introduction to micromounting. - Photo of Linarite from Blue Mine]

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