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Arandis Tin Mine (Stiepelmann Tin Mine), Arandis, Erongo Region, Namibiai
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Arandis Tin Mine (Stiepelmann Tin Mine)Mine
Arandis- not defined -
Erongo RegionRegion
NamibiaCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 22° 8' 14'' South , 15° 0' 28'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -22.13743,15.00788
GeoHash:G#: kk4djd02h
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:BWh : Hot deserts climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Arandis4,507 (2012)31.3km


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Mineral List


14 valid minerals. 1 erroneous literature entry.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

'Arandisite'
Formula: 3SnSiO4 · 2SnO2 · 4H2O
Reference: Dana 7: I: 578.; Foshag, W.F. (1930) New mineral names. American Mineralogist, 15, 274-275.
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Description: small crystals - contrary to previous references (Gevers 1929) it is uncommon
Reference: Bezing, L. von., Bode, R., and Jahn, S., (2016) Namibia Minerals and Localities II. Edition Krüger-Stiftung, Bode Verlag GmbH, Salzhemmendorf, Germany, 41 pg (in English)
Axinite-(Fe)
Formula: Ca2Fe2+Al2BSi4O15OH
Reference: Dana 7:I:578.
Berndtite ?
Formula: SnS2
Reference: No reference
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Description: Occurs in an ore pipe in marble near a granite contact.
Reference: Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 333.
Cassiterite
Formula: SnO2
Description: Occurs in an ore pipe in marble near a granite contact.
Reference: Gevers, T.W. (1929) A hydrothermal Deposit of Cassiterite near Arandis, Southwest Africa. Trans. Geol. Soc. South Africa, 32, 169.; Foshag, W.F. (1930) New mineral names. American Mineralogist, 15, 274-275.; Palache, C., Berman, H. and Frondel, C. (1944) The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, 7th. edition, Volume I: 578; Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 333.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Description: Occurs in an ore pipe in marble near a granite contact.
Reference: Palache, C., Berman, H. & Frondel, C. (1944), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, 7th. edition, Volume I: 578; Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 333.
Danburite
Formula: CaB2Si2O8
Reference: Dana 7:I:578.
Elbaite
Formula: Na(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Description: Green, blue and brown coloured tourmaline, some could be dravite.
Reference: Von Bezing, L., Bode, R., and Jahn, S., (2008) Namibia Minerals and Localities. Edition Schloss Freudenstein, Bode Verlag GmbH, Haltern. 526 (in English).
Ferronigerite-2N1S
Formula: (Al,Fe,Zn)2(Al,Sn)6O11(OH)
Reference: Elmar Lachner. See messageboard at http://www.mindat.org/forum.php?read,7,239107,239366#msg-239366
Nordenskiöldine
Formula: CaSn4+[BO3]2
Description: Occurs in an ore pipe in marble near a granite contact.
Reference: Palache, C., Berman, H. & Frondel, C. (1944), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, 7th. edition, Volume I: 578; Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 333.
Ottemannite ?
Formula: beta Sn2S3
Reference: No reference
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Description: Occurs in an ore pipe in marble near a granite contact.
Reference: Palache, C., Berman, H. & Frondel, C. (1944), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, 7th. edition, Volume I: 578; Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 333.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Gevers, T.W. (1929) A hydrothermal Deposit of Cassiterite near Arandis, Southwest Africa. Trans. Geol. Soc. South Africa, 32, 169.; Foshag, W.F. (1930) New mineral names. American Mineralogist, 15, 274-275.
Siderite
Formula: FeCO3
Description: Occurs in an ore pipe in marble near a granite contact.
Reference: Palache, C., Berman, H. & Frondel, C. (1944), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, 7th. edition, Volume I: 578; Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 333.
Stannite
Formula: Cu2FeSnS4
Description: Occurs in an ore pipe in marble near a granite contact.
Reference: Palache, C., Berman, H. & Frondel, C. (1944), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, 7th. edition, Volume I: 578; Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 333.
'Tourmaline'
Formula: A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Description: Occurs in an ore pipe in marble near a granite contact.
Reference: Palache, C., Berman, H. & Frondel, C. (1944), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, 7th. edition, Volume I: 578; Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 333.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Arsenopyrite2.EB.20FeAsS
Berndtite ?2.EA.20SnS2
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Ottemannite ?2.DB.10beta Sn2S3
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Stannite2.CB.15aCu2FeSnS4
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Cassiterite4.DB.05SnO2
Ferronigerite-2N1S ?4.FC.20(Al,Fe,Zn)2(Al,Sn)6O11(OH)
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Siderite5.AB.05FeCO3
Group 6 - Borates
Nordenskiöldine6.AA.15CaSn4+[BO3]2
Group 9 - Silicates
Axinite-(Fe)9.BD.20Ca2Fe2+Al2BSi4O15OH
Danburite9.FA.65CaB2Si2O8
Elbaite9.CK.05Na(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Arandisite'-3SnSiO4 · 2SnO2 · 4H2O
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
Stannite2.9.2.1Cu2FeSnS4
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:3
Ottemannite ?2.11.9.1beta Sn2S3
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Berndtite ?2.12.14.5SnS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
AX2
Cassiterite4.4.1.5SnO2
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
Miscellaneous
Ferronigerite-2N1S ?7.11.8.2(Al,Fe,Zn)2(Al,Sn)6O11(OH)
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Siderite14.1.1.3FeCO3
Group 24 - ANHYDROUS BORATES
AmBn[XO3]p
Nordenskiöldine24.3.3.1CaSn4+[BO3]2
Group 56 - SOROSILICATES Si2O7 Groups, With Additional O, OH, F and H2O
Si2O7 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [4] and/or >[4] coordination
Axinite-(Fe)56.2.2.1Ca2Fe2+Al2BSi4O15OH
Si2O7 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with[Si2O7] with borate groups
Danburite56.3.1.1CaB2Si2O8
Group 61 - CYCLOSILICATES Six-Membered Rings
Six-Membered Rings with borate groups
Elbaite61.3.1.8Na(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Arandisite'-3SnSiO4 · 2SnO2 · 4H2O
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Arandisite3SnSiO4 · 2SnO2 · 4H2O
H Axinite-(Fe)Ca2Fe2+Al2BSi4O15OH
H ElbaiteNa(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
H Ferronigerite-2N1S(Al,Fe,Zn)2(Al,Sn)6O11(OH)
LiLithium
Li ElbaiteNa(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
BBoron
B NordenskiöldineCaSn4+[BO3]2
B Axinite-(Fe)Ca2Fe2+Al2BSi4O15OH
B DanburiteCaB2Si2O8
B TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
B ElbaiteNa(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C SideriteFeCO3
OOxygen
O NordenskiöldineCaSn4+[BO3]2
O Arandisite3SnSiO4 · 2SnO2 · 4H2O
O Axinite-(Fe)Ca2Fe2+Al2BSi4O15OH
O CassiteriteSnO2
O DanburiteCaB2Si2O8
O CalciteCaCO3
O SideriteFeCO3
O TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
O ElbaiteNa(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
O QuartzSiO2
O Ferronigerite-2N1S(Al,Fe,Zn)2(Al,Sn)6O11(OH)
NaSodium
Na ElbaiteNa(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
AlAluminium
Al Axinite-(Fe)Ca2Fe2+Al2BSi4O15OH
Al ElbaiteNa(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Al Ferronigerite-2N1S(Al,Fe,Zn)2(Al,Sn)6O11(OH)
SiSilicon
Si Arandisite3SnSiO4 · 2SnO2 · 4H2O
Si Axinite-(Fe)Ca2Fe2+Al2BSi4O15OH
Si DanburiteCaB2Si2O8
Si ElbaiteNa(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S StanniteCu2FeSnS4
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S BerndtiteSnS2
S Ottemannitebeta Sn2S3
CaCalcium
Ca NordenskiöldineCaSn4+[BO3]2
Ca Axinite-(Fe)Ca2Fe2+Al2BSi4O15OH
Ca DanburiteCaB2Si2O8
Ca CalciteCaCO3
FeIron
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe Axinite-(Fe)Ca2Fe2+Al2BSi4O15OH
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe SideriteFeCO3
Fe StanniteCu2FeSnS4
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe Ferronigerite-2N1S(Al,Fe,Zn)2(Al,Sn)6O11(OH)
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu StanniteCu2FeSnS4
ZnZinc
Zn Ferronigerite-2N1S(Al,Fe,Zn)2(Al,Sn)6O11(OH)
AsArsenic
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
SnTin
Sn NordenskiöldineCaSn4+[BO3]2
Sn Arandisite3SnSiO4 · 2SnO2 · 4H2O
Sn CassiteriteSnO2
Sn StanniteCu2FeSnS4
Sn BerndtiteSnS2
Sn Ottemannitebeta Sn2S3
Sn Ferronigerite-2N1S(Al,Fe,Zn)2(Al,Sn)6O11(OH)

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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Ramdohr, P. (1935) Ein Zinnvorkommen im Marmor bei Arandis, Deutsch-Südwestafrika. Mineralogische, Geologische und Paläaontologische Abhandlungen 70A, p. 1-48.
von Bezing, L., Bode, R., and Jahn, S. (2007) Namibia. Minerals und Localities. Edition Schloss Freudenstein, Germany, p. 338-339.
von Bezing, L., Bode, R., and Jahn, S. (2008) Namibia Minerals and Localities. Edition Schloss Freudenstein, Bode Verlag GmbH, Haltern. 526 (in English).


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