Stiepelmann Mine, Klein Spitzkopje granite stock (Kleine Spitzkoppe; Klein Spitzkoppe), Spitzkopje Area, Karibib District, Erongo Region, Namibia
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||21° 53' 45'' South , 15° 2' 38'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||-21.89583,15.04389|
|Köppen climate type:||BWh : Hot deserts climate|
An abandoned mine in the vicinity of the Klein Spitzkopje. Type locality for stiepelmannite = florencite-(Ce). Namibian phenakite was first reported from this locality.
Phenakites from this locality are often mislabelled as coming from Klein Spitzkojpe.
18 valid minerals. 7 erroneous literature entries.
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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541 - 1000 Ma
|Neoproterozoic intrusive and metamorphic terranes|
Age: Neoproterozoic (541 - 1000 Ma)
Description: Damara Supergroup
Comments: Mixtures of metamorphic and intrusive or plutonic rocks, tracts known as crystalline, migmatitic terranes, moderately to highly metamorphosed rocks of unknown origin with or without intrusions. This classification is inherently prone to variable interpretation, as other compilers might distinguish some packages by their metamorphic or gneissic protoliths, and the associated age ranges may be more variable.
Lithology: Intrusive and metamorphic terranes
Reference: Geological Survey of Canada. Generalized geological map of the world and linked databases. doi:10.4095/195142. Open File 2915d. 
Medenbach, O. (2001): Paul Ramdohr und die Stiepelmannsche Beryll-Fundstelle. In: Namibia - Zauberwelt edler Steine und Kristalle. Bode Verlag, Haltern, Germany, p. 56-71.
Haapala, I., Frindt, S., Kandara, J. (2007): Cretaceous Gross Spitzkoppe and Klein Spitzkoppe stocks in Namibia: Topaz-bearing A-type granites related to continental rifting and mantle plume. Lithos 97, 174-192.
Böllinghaus, T. (2016): Topase von der Kleinen Spitzkoppe in Namibia. Mineralien-Welt, 27(1), 32-55 (in German).