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New Elands Mine, Boshof, Lejweleputswa District, Free State, South Africai
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New Elands MineMine
Boshof- not defined -
Lejweleputswa DistrictDistrict
Free StateProvince
South AfricaCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 28° 30' South , 25° 30' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -28.50000,25.50000
GeoHash:G#: kdfju78x3
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:BSk : Cold semi-arid (steppe) climate


A small diamond mine in a kimberlite pipe, currently owned by Dwyka Diamonds Ltd. The pipe occurs at the intersection of two older dykes, and is cut by a younger internal dyke. Diamonds from the dykes were generally of higher quality than those from the pipe.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


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.
'UM1986-22-O:BaCeFeKTiV'
Formula: (K,Ba)3(Fe,V,Ce)3Ti14O32
Reference: Mitchell, R.H., Haggerty, S.E. (1986) A new K-V-Ba titanate related to priderite from the New Elands kimberlite, South Africa. Neues Jahrb. Mineral. Mon.: 376-384; in: Jambor, J.L., Bladh, K.D., Ercit, T.S., Grice, J.D., Grew, E.S. (1988): New mineral Names. American Mineralogist: 73: 932

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
'Diamond'1.CB.10aC
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'UM1986-22-O:BaCeFeKTiV'-(K,Ba)3(Fe,V,Ce)3Ti14O32

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Semi-metals and non-metals
Diamond1.3.6.1C
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'UM1986-22-O:BaCeFeKTiV'-(K,Ba)3(Fe,V,Ce)3Ti14O32

List of minerals for each chemical element

CCarbon
C DiamondC
OOxygen
O UM1986-22-O:BaCeFeKTiV(K,Ba)3(Fe,V,Ce)3Ti14O32
KPotassium
K UM1986-22-O:BaCeFeKTiV(K,Ba)3(Fe,V,Ce)3Ti14O32
TiTitanium
Ti UM1986-22-O:BaCeFeKTiV(K,Ba)3(Fe,V,Ce)3Ti14O32
VVanadium
V UM1986-22-O:BaCeFeKTiV(K,Ba)3(Fe,V,Ce)3Ti14O32
FeIron
Fe UM1986-22-O:BaCeFeKTiV(K,Ba)3(Fe,V,Ce)3Ti14O32
BaBarium
Ba UM1986-22-O:BaCeFeKTiV(K,Ba)3(Fe,V,Ce)3Ti14O32
CeCerium
Ce UM1986-22-O:BaCeFeKTiV(K,Ba)3(Fe,V,Ce)3Ti14O32

Regional Geology

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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Jurassic - Permian
145 - 298.9 Ma



ID: 3309804

Age: Phanerozoic (145 - 298.9 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary (karoo)

Reference: Thiéblemont, D. (ed.). New edition of the 1:10,000,000 geological map of Africa. CGMW-BRGM. [190]

Permian
251.902 - 298.9 Ma



ID: 2234951
Volksrust Formation of Ecca Group of Karoo Supergroup

Age: Phanerozoic (251.902 - 298.9 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Volksrust Formation

Description: Mudrock

Reference: Council for Geoscience. Geologic map of South Africa, 1:1M. National Science Councils of South Africa. [41]

Permian
251.902 - 298.9 Ma



ID: 3189153
Paleozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Phanerozoic (251.902 - 298.9 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Karoo Supergroup

Comments: Karoo Basin

Lithology: Sedimentary rocks

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

References

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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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