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Elizabeth Bay Mine, Lüderitz District, Karas Region, Namibiai
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View of the Elizabeth Bay diamond mining area, in August 1920.

Elizabeth Bay Mine, Lüderitz District, Karas Region, Namibia
View of the Elizabeth Bay diamond mining area, ca. 1920.

Elizabeth Bay Mine, Lüderitz District, Karas Region, Namibia
View of the Elizabeth Bay diamond mining area, ca. 1920.

Elizabeth Bay Mine, Lüderitz District, Karas Region, Namibia
View of the Elizabeth Bay diamond mining area, in August 1920.

Elizabeth Bay Mine, Lüderitz District, Karas Region, Namibia
View of the Elizabeth Bay diamond mining area, ca. 1920.

Elizabeth Bay Mine, Lüderitz District, Karas Region, Namibia
View of the Elizabeth Bay diamond mining area, ca. 1920.

Elizabeth Bay Mine, Lüderitz District, Karas Region, Namibia
View of the Elizabeth Bay diamond mining area, in August 1920.

Elizabeth Bay Mine, Lüderitz District, Karas Region, Namibia
View of the Elizabeth Bay diamond mining area, ca. 1920.

Elizabeth Bay Mine, Lüderitz District, Karas Region, Namibia
Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
 
Latitude & Longitude: 26° South , 15° East (est.)
Margin of Error:~210km
Locality type:Mine


Open cast diamond mine opened 1991, producing 110 000 carats annually. Located 25 km south of Lüderitz.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


1 valid mineral.

Detailed Mineral List:

Diamond
Formula: C
Reference: Smith, G. G., Mocke, G. P., & Swart, D. H. (1994). Modelling and analysis techniques to aid mining operations on the Namibian coastline. Coastal Engineering Proceedings, 1(24).; Roesener, H. (2000). Diamond Mining Along The Coast Of Namibia. In Proceedings Of Workshops.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Diamond1.CB.10aC

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Semi-metals and non-metals
Diamond1.3.6.1C

List of minerals for each chemical element

CCarbon
C DiamondC

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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Stenian
1000 - 1200 Ma



ID: 3185587
Mesoproterozoic crystalline metamorphic rocks

Age: Stenian (1000 - 1200 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Namaqua Metamorphic Complex

Lithology: Crystalline metamorphic rocks

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]

Mesoproterozoic
1000 - 1600 Ma



ID: 3311910

Age: Mesoproterozoic (1000 - 1600 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary

Reference: Thiéblemont, D. (ed.). New edition of the 1:10,000,000 geological map of Africa. CGMW-BRGM. [190]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

References

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- Daul, J., Bauer, K. & Moser, P. (1993): Bergbau in Namiba - Erfahrungen einer Studienreise. Institut für Bergbaukunde, Bergtechnik und Bergwirtschaft, Wissenschaftliche Schriftenreihe No. 3, Leoben, Austria, 130 pp (in German).


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