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Karavatu Mine, Uris Farm 481, Guinas, Oshikoto Region, Namibiai
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Karavatu MineMine
Uris Farm 481Farm
GuinasConstituency
Oshikoto RegionRegion
NamibiaCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
19° 16' 10'' South , 17° 32' 54'' East
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Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Tsumeb12,190 (2013)18.1km
Otavi4,562 (2012)47.9km


The Karavatu mine is part of the Bobos mining area, a shallow open pit mined occasionally between 1919 - 1943. The deposit was "sand-sack" type.

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African PlateTectonic Plate

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

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2 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Descloizite
Formula: PbZn(VO4)(OH)
Reference: Bezing, L. von, Bode, R. & Jahn, S. (2007): Namibia. Mineralien und Fundstellen. Edition Schloss Freudenstein, Bode Verlag, Haltern, 856 pp. (In German)
Mottramite
Formula: PbCu(VO4)(OH)
Reference: Elmar Lackner Collection; self collected 2017 ; forms intense olive-green rim/crust on Descloizite xls

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Descloizite8.BH.40PbZn(VO4)(OH)
Mottramite8.BH.40PbCu(VO4)(OH)

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Descloizite41.5.2.1PbZn(VO4)(OH)
Mottramite41.5.2.2PbCu(VO4)(OH)

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H DescloizitePbZn(VO4)(OH)
H MottramitePbCu(VO4)(OH)
OOxygen
O DescloizitePbZn(VO4)(OH)
O MottramitePbCu(VO4)(OH)
VVanadium
V DescloizitePbZn(VO4)(OH)
V MottramitePbCu(VO4)(OH)
CuCopper
Cu MottramitePbCu(VO4)(OH)
ZnZinc
Zn DescloizitePbZn(VO4)(OH)
PbLead
Pb DescloizitePbZn(VO4)(OH)
Pb MottramitePbCu(VO4)(OH)

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Bezing, L. von, Bode, R. & Jahn, S. (2007): Namibia. Mineralien und Fundstellen. Edition Schloss Freudenstein, Bode Verlag, Haltern: 856 (in German)
Bezing, L. von, Bode, R. & Jahn, S. (2008): Namibia Minerals and Localities. Edition Schloss Freudenstein, Bode Verlag GmbH, Haltern: 251 (in English)


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