The Oaks mine, Marnitz kimberlite cluster, Swartwater, Capricorn District, Limpopo, South Africai
|Regional Level Types|
|The Oaks mine||Mine|
|Marnitz kimberlite cluster||- not defined -|
|Swartwater||- not defined -|
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|Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.|
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||24° South , 29° East (est.)|
|Margin of Error:||~19km|
|Köppen climate type:||BSh : Hot semi-arid (steppe) climate|
An open pit diamond mine in a small kimberlite pipe, owned by De Beers. The pipe was discovered in 1988 and mined since 1999. The estimated mine life was only 8 years, to a final pit depth of 200 m. In 2005, it produced 85,766 ct from 250,000 tons of ore.
Regions containing this locality
|Somali Plate (Somalia Plate)||Tectonic Plate|
|Transvaal, South Africa||Province (Former)|
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Detailed Mineral List:
| ⓘ Diamond|
Reference: Field, M., Stiefenhofer, J., Robey, J., and Kurszlaukis, S. (2008): Ore Geology Reviews 34, 33-75.
List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification
|Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS|
|Semi-metals and non-metals|
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- Field, M., Stiefenhofer, J., Robey, J., and Kurszlaukis, S. (2008): Kimberlite-hosted diamond deposits of southern Africa: A review. Ore Geology Reviews 34, 33-75.
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