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Kalahari Desert, Africa

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Mineral List

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

Aegirine

Aegirine-augite

var: Blanfordite

Afwillite

Åkermanite

Albite

var: Cleavelandite

'Albite-Anorthite Series'

Allanite-(Ce)

Amesite

Andradite

var: Hydroandradite

Ankerite

'Apatite'

'Apophyllite'

Aragonite

Augite

Azurite

Banalsite

Baryte

Bementite

Bertrandite

Beryl

var: Emerald

'Biotite'

Birnessite

Bixbyite

var: Sitaparite

'Bloodstone'

Bornite

Brandtite

Braunite

'Braunite-II' (FRL)

Brucite

Bultfonteinite

Bunsenite

Bustamite

Cairncrossite (TL)

Calcite

Caryopilite

Cassiterite

Celestine

Chalcocite

Chalcophanite

Chalcopyrite

Chamosite

Charlesite

'Chlorite Group'

'Chrome-Spinel (of Dana)'

Chrysoberyl

Chrysocolla

Cinnabar

Clinochlore

'Clinochrysotile'

Clinotobermorite

Clinozoisite

Colinowensite (TL)

'Columbite-(Fe)-Columbite-(Mn) Series'

Copper

Creedite

Cryptomelane

Cymrite

Cyprine (TL)

Datolite

Despujolsite

Diamond

Diaspore

var: Mangan-diaspore

Diegogattaite (TL)

Diopside

var: Chromian Diopside

Dolomite

Dravite

Effenbergerite (TL)

Enstatite

Ephesite

Epidote

Ettringite

Feitknechtite

'Ferro-akermanite'

Ferrobustamite

Fluorapatite

Fluorite

Forsterite

Foshagite

Friedelite

'Gadolinite'

Gageite

Galena

Gamagarite (TL)

'Garnet'

Gaudefroyite

Glaucochroite

Glauconite

Goethite

Gonyerite

Gowerite

Greenalite

Grossular

var: Hibschite

'Grossular-Hibschite Series'

Groutite

Guidottiite (TL)

Gypsum

Hausmannite

Hematite

Hennomartinite (TL)

Henritermierite

Hollandite

Holtstamite (TL)

Hydroxyapophyllite-(K)

Hydroxylapatite

Ilmenite

Inesite

Inyoite

Jacobsite

Jennite

Johannsenite

Jouravskite

Kaolinite

Kenotobermorite (TL)

'Kenotobermorite-4O'

Kentrolite

Kirschsteinite

Kutnohorite

Lavinskyite (TL)

Lepidocrocite

Leucophoenicite

Liebenbergite

Lithiophorite

Lizardite

Magnesio-arfvedsonite

Magnesite

Magnetite

Malachite

'Manganese'

Manganite

'Manganoan Calcite'

Manganvesuvianite (TL)

Manjiroite

Marcasite

Marokite

Marshallsussmanite (TL)

Meieranite (TL)

Millerite

Minnesotaite

Mozartite

Muscovite

Natrolite

Nchwaningite (TL)

Neltnerite

Noelbensonite

Nontronite

Norrishite

Nsutite

Olmiite (TL)

Opal

Orientite

Orlymanite (TL)

'Orthopyroxene Subgroup'

Oxy-dravite

Oyelite

Pargasite

Parsettensite

'Partridgeite'

Pectolite

Perovskite

Phlogopite

Piemontite

Piemontite-(Sr)

Platinum

Poldervaartite (TL)

Portlandite

Potassic-mangani-leakeite (TL)

Prehnite

'Psilomelane'

Pyrite

Pyrochroite

Pyrolusite

Pyrophanite

Quartz

var: Agate

var: Amethyst

var: Botswana Agate

var: Chalcedony

var: Jasper

var: Rose Quartz

Ramsdellite

Ranciéite

Rhodochrosite

Rhodonite

Richterite

Riebeckite

'Riebeckite Root Name'

'var: Crocidolite'

Romanèchite

Ruizite

Saponite

Schorl

Scottyite (TL)

Serandite

'Serpentine Subgroup'

Shigaite

Siderite

Sogdianite

Sphalerite

Spinel

Stevensite

Stilpnomelane

Strontianite

Sturmanite

Sugilite

Sussexite

Taikanite

Talc

'Tantalite'

Tephroite

Tetraferriannite

Thaumasite

Thomsonite-Ca

Titanite

Tobermorite

Todorokite

Tokyoite

Topaz

Tremolite

Trevorite

Tridymite

Turquoise

Tweddillite (TL)

Vaterite

Vesuvianite

Vonbezingite (TL)

Vuagnatite

'Wad'

Wesselsite (TL)

Willemseite

Witherite

Wollastonite

Xonotlite

Zoisite


202 valid minerals. 23 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals. 1 (FRL) - first recorded locality of unapproved mineral/variety/etc.

Rock Types Recorded

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Geochronology

Mineralization age: Stenian : 1040 Ma to 1010 Ma

Important note: This table is based only on rock and mineral ages recorded below and is not necessarily a complete representation of the geochronology, but does give an indication of possible mineralization events relevant to this locality. As more age information is added this table may expand in the future. A break in the table simply indicates a lack of data entered here, not necessarily a break in the geologic sequence. Grey background entries are from different, related, localities.

Geologic TimeRocks, Minerals and Events
Precambrian
 Proterozoic
  Mesoproterozoic
   Stenian
ⓘ Norrishite (youngest age)1010 MaWessels Mine (Wessel's Mine), Hotazel, Kalahari manganese field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
ⓘ Norrishite (oldest age)1040 MaWessels Mine (Wessel's Mine), Hotazel, Kalahari manganese field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa

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