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Botswana

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Botswana agate locality

Botswana
Botswana agate locality

Botswana
Geological map of Botswana

Botswana
Botswana agate locality

Botswana
Botswana agate locality

Botswana
Geological map of Botswana

Botswana
Botswana agate locality

Botswana
Botswana agate locality

Botswana
 
Area:581,730 km2


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).

Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities

Albite

var: Oligoclase

Altaite

Amphibole Supergroup

Andalusite

Arcanite

Argentopentlandite

Azurite

Baryte

Biphosphammite

Bornite

Boussingaultite

'Bravoite'

Bultfonteinite

Calcite

Cassiterite

Chalcocite

Chalcopyrite

'Chlorite Group'

'Chrome-Spinel (of Dana)'

'Clinoptilolite'

'Clinopyroxene Subgroup'

Cobaltite

Diamond

Digenite

Diopside

var: Chromian Diopside

Dittmarite

Dumortierite

Emplectite

Enstatite

Epidote

'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'

'Feldspar Group'

Fluorapatite

Forsterite

Freudenbergite

Galena

'Garnet'

Gedrite

Glushinskite

Gold

Graphite

Gwihabaite (TL)

Gypsum

Hematite

Hessite

'Högbomite'

Hollandite

Hollingworthite

'Hornblende'

'Hydrogarnet'

Ice-VII (TL)

Ilmenite

Kotulskite

Kudryavtsevaite (TL)

Kyanite

'Limonite'

Magnesite

Magnetite

Manganite

Marcasite

Melonite

Merenskyite

Michenerite

Molybdenite

Muscovite

var: Sericite

'Olivine'

Orthoclase

'Orthopyroxene Subgroup'

Pentlandite

Perovskite

Phlogopite

Potarite

'Psilomelane'

Pyrite

Pyrolusite

Pyrope

Pyrrhotite

Quartz

var: Agate

var: Botswana Agate

var: Carnelian

var: Chalcedony

Rheniite

'Serpentine Subgroup'

Sperrylite

Sphalerite

Spinel

Stromeyerite

Struvite

Sylvite

Syngenite

Temagamite

Thermonatrite

'Tourmaline'

Trona

Ulvöspinel

Violarite

Weddellite


77 valid minerals. 3 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Localities in this Region


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References

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.

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