Otjihase Mine, Von Francois Farm 60, Windhoek District, Khomas Region, Namibia
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||22° 23' South , 17° 14' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||-22.38333,17.23333|
A gold-copper-pyrite mine owned by Tsumeb Corp (70%) + JCL (South Africa)(30%). Produced 10,094 tons of blister copper (1984).
Stratabound massive sulphide deposit, discovered in 1970, and officially mined since 1976.
Hosted by the Kuiseb Formation (belongs to the Damara Group). Four ore bodies (shoots) are known.
Located on the eastern slope of the Otjihavera Mts, 18 km NE of Windhoek.
20 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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541 - 1000 Ma
|Neoproterozoic sedimentary rocks|
Mining Annual Review (1985): 422.
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Cairncross, B. (2004) Field Guide To Rocks & Minerals Of Southern Africa: 42.