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Karowe Mine (AK6), Letlhakane, Central District, Botswana

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 21° 30' 1'' South , 25° 28' 6'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -21.50028,25.46833
Other/historical region names associated with this locality:Orapa/Letlhakane Kimberlite district
Other regions containing this locality:Kalahari Desert, Africa


Kimberlite pipe found by De Beers in 1969 but initially thought to be small and low grade. Reassessed in 2003 revealed that the kimberlite was larger and of higher grade than previously estimated by De Beers. A 15 year licence was granted in 2008 and was then sold in 2009 to a subsidiary of Lucara & renamed Karowe mine.

In 2015 three large diamonds were recovered, including one at 1,111 carats making it at the time the second largest gem diamond ever found.

Part of the Orapa/Letlhakane Kimberlite district

Mineral List


1 valid mineral.

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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Pliocene - Miocene
2.588 - 23.03 Ma
Miocene-Pliocene sedimentary rocks

Age: Neogene (2.588 - 23.03 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary rocks

Reference: Geological Survey of Canada. Generalized geological map of the world and linked databases. doi:10.4095/195142. Open File 2915d. [18]

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



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