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Stiepelmann Mine, Klein Spitzkopje granite stock (Kleine Spitzkoppe; Klein Spitzkoppe), Spitzkopje Area, Karibib District, Erongo Region, Namibia

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 21° 53' 45'' South , 15° 2' 38'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -21.8958333333, 15.0438888889

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.

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18 valid minerals. 7 erroneous literature entries.

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Ramdohr, P. (1936): Bertrandit von Klein-Spitzkoppe, Südwestafrika. Zentralbl. Mineral. Abt. A. 257-262.

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).

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