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Christoph Mine (Christoff Mine; Old German mine), Kunene Region, Namibiai
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Christoph Mine (Christoff Mine; Old German mine)Mine
Kunene RegionRegion
NamibiaCountry

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Latitude & Longitude:
19° South , 13° East (est.)
Estimate based on other nearby localities or region boundaries.
Margin of Error:
~312km
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In 2011 more than 300 groups and loose crystals of dioptase were found. The crystals were typically prismatic, elongated, and measured rarely over 2 cm.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

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4 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Reference: Brandstetter, R. (2012): Dioptas aus Namibia: Sensationelle Neufunde aus der Christoph Mine im Kaokoland. Lapis. 37 (1):13-15
Dioptase
Formula: CuSiO3 · H2O
Reference: Brandstetter, R. (2012): Dioptas aus Namibia: Sensationelle Neufunde aus der Christoph Mine im Kaokoland. Lapis. 37 (1):13-15
Plancheite
Formula: Cu8(Si8O22)(OH)4 · H2O
Reference: Brandstetter, R. (2012): Dioptas aus Namibia: Sensationelle Neufunde aus der Christoph Mine im Kaokoland. Lapis. 37 (1):13-15
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Brandstetter, R. (2012): Dioptas aus Namibia: Sensationelle Neufunde aus der Christoph Mine im Kaokoland. Lapis. 37 (1):13-15

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Cerussite5.AB.15PbCO3
Group 9 - Silicates
Dioptase9.CJ.30CuSiO3 · H2O
Plancheite9.DB.35Cu8(Si8O22)(OH)4 · H2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Cerussite14.1.3.4PbCO3
Group 61 - CYCLOSILICATES Six-Membered Rings
Six-Membered Rings with [Si6O18] rings; possible (OH) and Al substitution
Dioptase61.1.3.1CuSiO3 · H2O
Group 66 - INOSILICATES Double-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=2)
Amphiboles - Ca subgroup
Plancheite66.2.1.1Cu8(Si8O22)(OH)4 · H2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H DioptaseCuSiO3 · H2O
H PlancheiteCu8(Si8O22)(OH)4 · H2O
CCarbon
C CerussitePbCO3
OOxygen
O DioptaseCuSiO3 · H2O
O PlancheiteCu8(Si8O22)(OH)4 · H2O
O QuartzSiO2
O CerussitePbCO3
SiSilicon
Si DioptaseCuSiO3 · H2O
Si PlancheiteCu8(Si8O22)(OH)4 · H2O
Si QuartzSiO2
CuCopper
Cu DioptaseCuSiO3 · H2O
Cu PlancheiteCu8(Si8O22)(OH)4 · H2O
PbLead
Pb CerussitePbCO3

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Brandstetter, R. (2012): Dioptas aus Namibia: Sensationelle Neufunde aus der Christoph Mine im Kaokoland. Lapis. 37 (1):13-15

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