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Botswana is divided into nine districts (sometimes referred to as regions), and these are further subdivided into lower-level districts (sometimes referred to as sub-districts or administrative districts).
Commodity ListThis is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded from this region.
Mineral ListMineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities
77 valid minerals. 3 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.
Rock Types Recorded
Note: this is a very new system on mindat.org and data is currently VERY limited. Please bear with us while we work towards adding this information!
Rock list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities
Select Rock List TypeAlphabetical List Tree Diagram
Entries shown in red are rocks recorded for this region.
- Igneous rock
- Sedimentary rock and sediment
- Metamorphic rock
- Unclassifed rock
- Superficial deposit
Localities in this Region
- ⭔Central District
- ⭔Ghanzi District
- ⭔Kgalagadi District
- ⭔Kgatleng District
- ⭔Kweneng District
- ⭔North-East District
- North-East District
- ⭔North-West District
- ⭔South-East District
- ⭔Southern District
This page contains all mineral locality references listed on mindat.org. This does not claim to be a complete list. If you know of more minerals from this site, please register so you can add to our database. This locality information is for reference purposes only. You should never attempt to visit any sites listed in mindat.org without first ensuring that you have the permission of the land and/or mineral rights holders for access and that you are aware of all safety precautions necessary.
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Smale, D. (1968) The occurrence of clinoptilolite in pan sediments in the Nata area, Northern Botswana. Transactions of the Geological Society of South Africa, volume 71, 147-152.
Cole, M.M. and Le Roex, H.D. (1978) The role of geobotany, biogeochemistry and geochemistry in mineral exploration in South West Africa and Botswana - a case history. Transactions of the Geological Society of South Africa, volume 81, 277-317.
Schlegel, G.C.J., von Harmse, H.J. and Brunke, O. (1989) Granulometric and mineralogical characteristics of the Kalahari sands of southern Africa. South African Journal of Geology, volume 92, 207-222.
Shaw, P.A., Cooke, H.J. and Perry, C.C. (1990) Microbialitic silcretes in highly alkaline environments: some observations from Sua Pan, Botswana. South African Journal of Geology, volume 93, 803-808.