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Roter Kamm Crater, Lüderitz, Karas Region, Namibiai
Regional Level Types
Roter Kamm CraterCrater
LüderitzConstituency
Karas RegionRegion
NamibiaCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 27° 45' 58'' South , 16° 17' 17'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -27.76611,16.28806
GeoHash:G#: k75d49kde
Locality type:Crater
Köppen climate type:BWk : Cold desert climate


Impact estimated at 3.4 million years ago.

Regions containing this locality

African PlateTectonic Plate

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


3 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

'Albite-Anorthite Series'
Reference: Meteoritics & Planetary Science 43, Nr 7, 1201–1218 (2008)
Lechatelierite
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Meteoritics & Planetary Science 43, Nr 7, 1201–1218 (2008)
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: Meteoritics & Planetary Science 43, Nr 7, 1201–1218 (2008)
Magnetite var: Titaniferous Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+(Fe3+,Ti)2O4
Reference: Meteoritics & Planetary Science 43, Nr 7, 1201–1218 (2008)
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Anomalous quartz from the roter kamm impact crater, Namibia: Evidence for post-impact hydrothermal activity? Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta Volume 53, Issue 8, August 1989, Pages 2113-2118

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Lechatelierite4.DA.30SiO2
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
var: Titaniferous Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+(Fe3+,Ti)2O4
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
Lechatelierite-SiO2
Magnetite
var: Titaniferous Magnetite
-Fe2+(Fe3+,Ti)2O4

List of minerals for each chemical element

OOxygen
O QuartzSiO2
O LechatelieriteSiO2
O Magnetite (var: Titaniferous Magnetite)Fe2+(Fe3+,Ti)2O4
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si LechatelieriteSiO2
TiTitanium
Ti Magnetite (var: Titaniferous Magnetite)Fe2+(Fe3+,Ti)2O4
FeIron
Fe Magnetite (var: Titaniferous Magnetite)Fe2+(Fe3+,Ti)2O4
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4

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.

Click on geological units on the map for more information. Click here to view full-screen map on Macrostrat.org

Quaternary
0 - 2.588 Ma



ID: 3186597
Cenozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Pleistocene (0 - 2.588 Ma)

Comments: surficial deposits

Lithology: Unconsolidated sand, gravel and mud

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]

Quaternary
0 - 2.588 Ma



ID: 3306501

Age: Pleistocene (0 - 2.588 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary

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

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

References

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New impact-melt rock from the Roter Kamm impact structure, Namibia: Further constraints on impact age, melt rock chemistry, and projectile composition. Meteoritics & Planetary Science 43, Nr 7, 1201–1218 (2008)
Bezing, L. von, Bode, R. & Jahn, S. (2008): Namibia Minerals and Localities. Edition Schloss Freudenstein, Bode Verlag GmbH, Haltern, 832 pp. (in English)

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