|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||17° 22' 59'' North , 78° 24' 22'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||17.38313,78.40616|
|Locality type:||Group of Mines|
|Köppen climate type:||Aw : Tropical savanna, wet|
Ancient diamond mining area.
Several of the most famous and largest diamonds known came from here.
Regions containing this locality
|Indian Plate (India Plate)||Tectonic Plate|
Select Mineral List TypeStandard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements
Detailed Mineral List:
Reference: Alam, I. (2000). Diamond Mining and Trade in South India in the Seventeenth Century. The Medieval History Journal, 3(2), 291-310.
List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification
|Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS|
|Semi-metals and non-metals|
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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2500 - 4000 Ma
|Archean crystalline metamorphic rocks|
Age: Archean (2500 - 4000 Ma)
Lithology: Crystalline metamorphic 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.