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The Oaks mine, Marnitz kimberlite cluster, Swartwater, Capricorn District, Limpopo, South Africai
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The Oaks mineMine
Marnitz kimberlite cluster- not defined -
Swartwater- not defined -
Capricorn DistrictDistrict
LimpopoProvince
South AfricaCountry

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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
Locality type:Mine
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 AfricaProvince (Former)

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

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1 valid mineral.

Detailed Mineral List:

Diamond
Formula: C
Reference: Field, M., Stiefenhofer, J., Robey, J., and Kurszlaukis, S. (2008): Ore Geology Reviews 34, 33-75.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Diamond1.CB.10aC

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Semi-metals and non-metals
Diamond1.3.6.1C

List of minerals for each chemical element

CCarbon
C DiamondC

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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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