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Lofdal-Bergville REE deposit, Khorixas District, Kunene Region, Namibia

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 20° 17' 31'' South , 14° 43' 28'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -20.2922222222, 14.7247222222


Late Proterozoic carbonatite veins and phonolite dikes in metasedimentary rorks (gneisses and schists) with stocks of nepheline syenite to 2km2. Veins are usually 0.5 to 5m in width and up to 25m in width by 5km in length.

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References

Orris, G.J., and Grauch, R.I. (2002): Rare earth element mines, deposits, and occurrences. USGS Open-File Report 02-189.

Wall, F., Niku-Paavola, V.N., Storey, C., Müller, A. & Jeffries, T. (2008) Xenotime-(Y) from carbonatite dykes at Lofdal, Namibia: unusually low LREE:HREE ratio in carbonatite, and first dating of xenotime overgrowths in zircon. Canadian Mineralogist, 46, 861-877.

Bodeving, S. (2015): Petrogenesis of the Lofdal Intrusive Suite: Implications for rare earth elements mineralization. Unpublished M.Sc. thesis, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. 202 p.

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