Mesopotamia 504 Farm, Mesopotamia Copper Valley, Khorixas District, Kunene Region, Namibia
|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".
48 valid minerals. 2 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.
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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1600 - 2500 Ma
|Paleoproterozoic crystalline metamorphic rocks|
Age: Proterozoic (1600 - 2500 Ma)
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. 
2050 - 2300 Ma
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.