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Husab Mine (Rössing South Mine; Müller's Mine), Namib-Naukluft National Park, Arandis, Erongo Region, Namibiai
Regional Level Types
Husab Mine (Rössing South Mine; Müller's Mine)Mine (Active)
Namib-Naukluft National ParkNational Park
Arandis- not defined -
Erongo RegionRegion
NamibiaCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 22° 34' 39'' South , 15° 3' 11'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -22.57769,15.05325
GeoHash:G#: k7fxw9c7q
Owned/operated by:Swakop Uranium - a subsidiary of CGNPC Uranium Resources
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).

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Commodity List

This is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.


Mineral List


13 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: http://www.mineralienatlas.de/lexikon/index.php/Namibia/Erongo%2C%20Region/Swakopmund%2C%20Kreis/Naukluft-Nationalpark/Husab%20Mine
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: http://www.mineralienatlas.de/lexikon/index.php/Namibia/Erongo%2C%20Region/Swakopmund%2C%20Kreis/Naukluft-Nationalpark/Husab%20Mine
Diopside
Formula: CaMgSi2O6
Reference: http://www.mineralienatlas.de/lexikon/index.php/Namibia/Erongo%2C%20Region/Swakopmund%2C%20Kreis/Naukluft-Nationalpark/Husab%20Mine
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: http://www.mineralienatlas.de/lexikon/index.php/Namibia/Erongo%2C%20Region/Swakopmund%2C%20Kreis/Naukluft-Nationalpark/Husab%20Mine
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: Weninger, H. (1972): Zwei bemerkenswerte Mineralvorkommen in Südwestafrika. Der Karinthin 66, 280-284.; http://www.mineralienatlas.de/lexikon/index.php/Namibia/Erongo%2C%20Region/Swakopmund%2C%20Kreis/Naukluft-Nationalpark/Husab%20Mine
Fornacite
Formula: Pb2Cu(CrO4)(AsO4)(OH)
Reference: Bezing, L. von, Bode, R. & Jahn, S. (2008): Namibia Minerals and Localities. Edition Schloss Freudenstein, Bode Verlag GmbH, Haltern, 338 pp. (in English)
'Garnet Group'
Formula: X3Z2(SiO4)3
Reference: http://www.mineralienatlas.de/lexikon/index.php/Namibia/Erongo%2C%20Region/Swakopmund%2C%20Kreis/Naukluft-Nationalpark/Husab%20Mine
Hedenbergite
Formula: CaFe2+Si2O6
Reference: http://www.mineralienatlas.de/lexikon/index.php/Namibia/Erongo%2C%20Region/Swakopmund%2C%20Kreis/Naukluft-Nationalpark/Husab%20Mine
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: http://www.mineralienatlas.de/lexikon/index.php/Namibia/Erongo%2C%20Region/Swakopmund%2C%20Kreis/Naukluft-Nationalpark/Husab%20Mine
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Weninger, H. (1972): Zwei bemerkenswerte Mineralvorkommen in Südwestafrika. Der Karinthin 66, 280-284.; Bezing, L. von, Bode, R. & Jahn, S. (2008): Namibia Minerals and Localities. Edition Schloss Freudenstein, Bode Verlag GmbH, Haltern, 338 pp. (in English)
Phoenicochroite
Formula: Pb2(CrO4)O
Reference: Bezing, L. von, Bode, R. & Jahn, S. (2008): Namibia Minerals and Localities. Edition Schloss Freudenstein, Bode Verlag GmbH, Haltern, 338 pp. (in English)
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Weninger, H. (1972): Zwei bemerkenswerte Mineralvorkommen in Südwestafrika. Der Karinthin 66, 280-284.; http://www.mineralienatlas.de/lexikon/index.php/Namibia/Erongo%2C%20Region/Swakopmund%2C%20Kreis/Naukluft-Nationalpark/Husab%20Mine
'commodity:Uranium'
Formula: U
Reference:  
Vesuvianite
Formula: (Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
Reference: http://www.mineralienatlas.de/lexikon/index.php/Namibia/Erongo%2C%20Region/Swakopmund%2C%20Kreis/Naukluft-Nationalpark/Husab%20Mine
Wulfenite
Formula: Pb(MoO4)
Reference: Weninger, H. (1972): Zwei bemerkenswerte Mineralvorkommen in Südwestafrika. Der Karinthin 66, 280-284.; Bezing, L. von, Bode, R. & Jahn, S. (2008): Namibia Minerals and Localities. Edition Schloss Freudenstein, Bode Verlag GmbH, Haltern, 338 pp. (in English)

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 3 - Halides
'Fluorite'3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Magnetite'4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
'Quartz'4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
'Calcite'5.AB.05CaCO3
'Malachite'5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
'Baryte'7.AD.35BaSO4
'Fornacite'7.FC.10Pb2Cu(CrO4)(AsO4)(OH)
'Phoenicochroite'7.FB.05Pb2(CrO4)O
'Wulfenite'7.GA.05Pb(MoO4)
Group 9 - Silicates
'Diopside'9.DA.15CaMgSi2O6
'Epidote'9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
'Hedenbergite'9.DA.15CaFe2+Si2O6
'Vesuvianite'9.BG.35(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 35 - ANHYDROUS CHROMATES
A2XO4
Phoenicochroite35.1.2.1Pb2(CrO4)O
Group 43 - COMPOUND PHOSPHATES, ETC.
Anhydrous Compound Phosphates, etc·, Containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
Fornacite43.4.3.2Pb2Cu(CrO4)(AsO4)(OH)
Group 48 - ANHYDROUS MOLYBDATES AND TUNGSTATES
AXO4
Wulfenite48.1.3.1Pb(MoO4)
Group 58 - SOROSILICATES Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups
Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups with cations in [6] and higher coordination; single and double groups (n = 1, 2)
Epidote58.2.1a.7{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Vesuvianite58.2.4.1(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Diopside65.1.3a.1CaMgSi2O6
Hedenbergite65.1.3a.2CaFe2+Si2O6
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H FornacitePb2Cu(CrO4)(AsO4)(OH)
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
BBoron
B Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
OOxygen
O BaryteBaSO4
O CalciteCaCO3
O DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
O Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O FornacitePb2Cu(CrO4)(AsO4)(OH)
O Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
O HedenbergiteCaFe2+Si2O6
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O PhoenicochroitePb2(CrO4)O
O QuartzSiO2
O Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
O WulfenitePb(MoO4)
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
F Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
NaSodium
Na Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
MgMagnesium
Mg DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Mg Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
AlAluminium
Al Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Al Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
SiSilicon
Si DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Si Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
Si HedenbergiteCaFe2+Si2O6
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
SSulfur
S BaryteBaSO4
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Ca Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca HedenbergiteCaFe2+Si2O6
Ca Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
CrChromium
Cr FornacitePb2Cu(CrO4)(AsO4)(OH)
Cr PhoenicochroitePb2(CrO4)O
FeIron
Fe Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Fe HedenbergiteCaFe2+Si2O6
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
CuCopper
Cu FornacitePb2Cu(CrO4)(AsO4)(OH)
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
AsArsenic
As FornacitePb2Cu(CrO4)(AsO4)(OH)
MoMolybdenum
Mo WulfenitePb(MoO4)
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
PbLead
Pb FornacitePb2Cu(CrO4)(AsO4)(OH)
Pb PhoenicochroitePb2(CrO4)O
Pb WulfenitePb(MoO4)

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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Ediacaran - Cryogenian
541 - 720 Ma



ID: 3306663

Age: Neoproterozoic (541 - 720 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary and volcaniclastic

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

Neoproterozoic
541 - 1000 Ma



ID: 3186935
Neoproterozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Neoproterozoic (541 - 1000 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Damara Supergroup

Lithology: Metasedimentary/metavolcanic schist

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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Weninger, H. (1972): Zwei bemerkenswerte Mineralvorkommen in Südwestafrika. Der Karinthin 66, 280-284. [http://www.zobodat.at/pdf/DerKarinthin_66_0001-0036.pdf]
Bezing, L. von, Bode, R. & Jahn, S. (2008): Namibia Minerals and Localities. Edition Schloss Freudenstein, Bode Verlag GmbH, Haltern, 338 pp. (in English)

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