|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||22° 34' 39'' South , 15° 3' 11'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||-22.57769,15.05325|
|Owned/operated by:||Swakop Uranium|
|Locality type:||Mine (Active) - last checked 2018|
|Köppen climate type:||BWh : Hot deserts climate|
Quartz-fluorite veins in pegmatite. Granite, gneiss, quarzite, schist, skarn. The veins are radioactive due to simultaneous mineralization of fluorite and uranium minerals. Mine worked from 1970 to 1973, 50.000 tons of fluorite were produced.
There are many dumps with great possibilities in finding a variety of minerals (2003).
Situation 2015: The mine is being developed by Taurus Minerals, a large open-pit exploration with a life-time of 20 years is expected.
Mine, as of 2018, owned by Swakop Uranium.
Located about 40 miles east of Swakopmund, in the Namib desert.
Formerly called Rössing South mine/project and previously known as Müller's Mine (Weninger, 1972).
Commodity ListThis is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.
13 valid minerals.
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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|Ediacaran - Cryogenian|
541 - 720 Ma
541 - 1000 Ma
|Neoproterozoic sedimentary rocks|
Age: Neoproterozoic (541 - 1000 Ma)
Stratigraphic Name: Damara Supergroup
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.