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Mesopotamia 504 Farm, Mesopotamia Copper Valley, Khorixas District, Kunene Region, Namibia

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 20° 12' 37'' South , 14° 27' 59'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -20.21037,14.46651
Köppen climate type:BWk : Cold desert climate
Name(s) in local language(s):Mesopotamia Mine


A Cu mine in the so-called Mesopotamia Copper Valley, West of Khorixas, on the land of Mesopotamia 504 Farm. Polymetallic hydrothermal quartz vein deposit of Cu, Bi, W, Pb, V, and Ag. Specimens from this locality have often been labeled "from Khorixas".


Mineral List


48 valid minerals. 2 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

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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Paleoproterozoic
1600 - 2500 Ma



ID: 3189634
Paleoproterozoic crystalline metamorphic rocks

Age: Proterozoic (1600 - 2500 Ma)

Lithology: Orthogneiss/paragneiss

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]

Rhyacian
2050 - 2300 Ma



ID: 3311262

Age: Rhyacian (2050 - 2300 Ma)

Lithology: Plutonic and metamorphic

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

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References

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Von Knorring, O. and Sahama, T. G. (1981) Namibite, a new copper-bismuth-vanadium mineral from Namibia. Schweizerische mineralogische und petrographische Mitteilungen: 61: 7-12.
Dunning, G.E. and Cooper, J.F. (1998) Namibite, a summary of world occurrences. Mineralogical Record: 29: 163-166.
Niedermayr, G. (2001) Mesopotamia 504 - die Typlokalität des Namibit. In: S. Jahn, O. Medenbach, G. Niedermayr, G. Schneider: Namibia - Zauberwelt edler Steine und Kristalle (1st Edition, in German), 97-99.
Niedermayr, G. (2006) Mesopotamia 504 - die Typlokalität des Namibit. In: S. Jahn, O. Medenbach, G. Niedermayr, G. Schneider: Namibia - Zauberwelt edler Steine und Kristalle (2nd Edition, in German), 121-123.
Niedermayr, G. and Jahn, S. (2006) Nicht nur aus Namibia: Namibit - selten und vielgestaltig. In: S. Jahn, O. Medenbach, G. Niedermayr, G. Schneider: Namibia - Zauberwelt edler Steine und Kristalle (2nd Edition, in German), 124-127.
Von Bezing, L., Bode, R., and Jahn, S. (2008) Namibia Minerals and Localities. Edition Schloss Freudenstein, Bode Verlag GmbH, Haltern (in English).

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