|Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.|
|Latitude & Longitude:||26° South , 15° East (est.)|
|Margin of Error:||~210km|
Open cast diamond mine opened 1991, producing 110 000 carats annually. Located 25 km south of Lüderitz.
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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 Dana 8th Edition classification
|Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS|
|Semi-metals and non-metals|
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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1000 - 1200 Ma
|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. 
1000 - 1600 Ma