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AK-8 kimberlite pipe, Orapa, Letlhakane, Central District, Botswanai
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AK-8 kimberlite pipePipe
OrapaTown
LetlhakaneVillage
Central DistrictDistrict
BotswanaCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
21° 18' 0'' South , 25° 23' 59'' East
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PlacePopulationDistance
Orapa9,189 (2013)2.8km
Letlhakane18,136 (2018)23.7km


A kimberlite pipe explored by De Beers as part of the Boteti Exploration Joint Venture between African Diamonds and De Beers.

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10 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Diopside
Formula: CaMgSi2O6
Reference: Anashkin, S., Bovkun, A., Bindi, L., Garanin, V., & Litvin, Y. (2013). Kudryavtsevaite, Na3MgFe3+ Ti4O12, a new kimberlitic mineral. Mineralogical Magazine, 77(3), 327-334.
Diopside var: Chromian Diopside
Formula: Ca(Mg,Cr)Si2O6
Reference: Anashkin, S. M., Bovkun, A. V., Litvin, Y. A., & Garanin, V. K. (2013, August). The Na-Mg-Fe-Ti oxide mineral in association with picroilmenite and freudenbergite from kimberlite of the AK8 pipe, Botswana (natural and experimental data). In Doklady Earth Sciences (Vol. 451, No. 2, pp. 849-854). Springer US.
Forsterite
Formula: Mg2SiO4
Reference: Anashkin, S., Bovkun, A., Bindi, L., Garanin, V., & Litvin, Y. (2013). Kudryavtsevaite, Na3MgFe3+ Ti4O12, a new kimberlitic mineral. Mineralogical Magazine, 77(3), 327-334.
Freudenbergite
Formula: Na2(Ti,Fe)8O16
Reference: Anashkin, S., Bovkun, A., Bindi, L., Garanin, V., & Litvin, Y. (2013). Kudryavtsevaite, Na3MgFe3+ Ti4O12, a new kimberlitic mineral. Mineralogical Magazine, 77(3), 327-334.; Anashkin, S. M., Bovkun, A. V., Litvin, Y. A., & Garanin, V. K. (2013, August). The Na-Mg-Fe-Ti oxide mineral in association with picroilmenite and freudenbergite from kimberlite of the AK8 pipe, Botswana (natural and experimental data). In Doklady Earth Sciences (Vol. 451, No. 2, pp. 849-854). Springer US.
Ilmenite
Formula: Fe2+TiO3
Reference: Anashkin, S., Bovkun, A., Bindi, L., Garanin, V., & Litvin, Y. (2013). Kudryavtsevaite, Na3MgFe3+ Ti4O12, a new kimberlitic mineral. Mineralogical Magazine, 77(3), 327-334.
Ilmenite var: Picroilmenite
Formula: (Fe2+,Mg)TiO3
Reference: Anashkin, S. M., Bovkun, A. V., Litvin, Y. A., & Garanin, V. K. (2013, August). The Na-Mg-Fe-Ti oxide mineral in association with picroilmenite and freudenbergite from kimberlite of the AK8 pipe, Botswana (natural and experimental data). In Doklady Earth Sciences (Vol. 451, No. 2, pp. 849-854). Springer US.
Kudryavtsevaite (TL)
Formula: Na3(Mg,Fe)(Fe,Ti)2Ti3O12
Type Locality:
Reference: Anashkin, S., Bovkun, A., Bindi, L., Garanin, V., & Litvin, Y. (2013). Kudryavtsevaite, Na3MgFe3+ Ti4O12, a new kimberlitic mineral. Mineralogical Magazine, 77(3), 327-334.
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: Anashkin, S. M., Bovkun, A. V., Litvin, Y. A., & Garanin, V. K. (2013, August). The Na-Mg-Fe-Ti oxide mineral in association with picroilmenite and freudenbergite from kimberlite of the AK8 pipe, Botswana (natural and experimental data). In Doklady Earth Sciences (Vol. 451, No. 2, pp. 849-854). Springer US.
Perovskite
Formula: CaTiO3
Reference: Anashkin, S. M., Bovkun, A. V., Litvin, Y. A., & Garanin, V. K. (2013, August). The Na-Mg-Fe-Ti oxide mineral in association with picroilmenite and freudenbergite from kimberlite of the AK8 pipe, Botswana (natural and experimental data). In Doklady Earth Sciences (Vol. 451, No. 2, pp. 849-854). Springer US.
Phlogopite
Formula: KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Anashkin, S., Bovkun, A., Bindi, L., Garanin, V., & Litvin, Y. (2013). Kudryavtsevaite, Na3MgFe3+ Ti4O12, a new kimberlitic mineral. Mineralogical Magazine, 77(3), 327-334.; Anashkin, S. M., Bovkun, A. V., Litvin, Y. A., & Garanin, V. K. (2013, August). The Na-Mg-Fe-Ti oxide mineral in association with picroilmenite and freudenbergite from kimberlite of the AK8 pipe, Botswana (natural and experimental data). In Doklady Earth Sciences (Vol. 451, No. 2, pp. 849-854). Springer US.
Pyrope
Formula: Mg3Al2(SiO4)3
Reference: Anashkin, S., Bovkun, A., Bindi, L., Garanin, V., & Litvin, Y. (2013). Kudryavtsevaite, Na3MgFe3+ Ti4O12, a new kimberlitic mineral. Mineralogical Magazine, 77(3), 327-334.
'Serpentine Subgroup'
Formula: D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Reference: Anashkin, S., Bovkun, A., Bindi, L., Garanin, V., & Litvin, Y. (2013). Kudryavtsevaite, Na3MgFe3+ Ti4O12, a new kimberlitic mineral. Mineralogical Magazine, 77(3), 327-334.; Anashkin, S. M., Bovkun, A. V., Litvin, Y. A., & Garanin, V. K. (2013, August). The Na-Mg-Fe-Ti oxide mineral in association with picroilmenite and freudenbergite from kimberlite of the AK8 pipe, Botswana (natural and experimental data). In Doklady Earth Sciences (Vol. 451, No. 2, pp. 849-854). Springer US.
Ulvöspinel
Formula: TiFe2O4
Reference: Anashkin, S., Bovkun, A., Bindi, L., Garanin, V., & Litvin, Y. (2013). Kudryavtsevaite, Na3MgFe3+ Ti4O12, a new kimberlitic mineral. Mineralogical Magazine, 77(3), 327-334.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Freudenbergite4.CC.10Na2(Ti,Fe)8O16
Ilmenite4.CB.05Fe2+TiO3
var: Picroilmenite4.CB.05(Fe2+,Mg)TiO3
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Perovskite4.CC.30CaTiO3
Ulvöspinel4.BB.05TiFe2O4
Group 9 - Silicates
Diopside9.DA.15CaMgSi2O6
var: Chromian Diopside9.DA.15Ca(Mg,Cr)Si2O6
Forsterite9.AC.05Mg2SiO4
Phlogopite9.EC.20KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Pyrope9.AD.25Mg3Al2(SiO4)3
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
Kudryavtsevaite (TL)-Na3(Mg,Fe)(Fe,Ti)2Ti3O12
'Serpentine Subgroup'-D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Ilmenite4.3.5.1Fe2+TiO3
Perovskite4.3.3.1CaTiO3
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Ulvöspinel7.2.5.2TiFe2O4
AB8X16
Freudenbergite7.9.3.1Na2(Ti,Fe)8O16
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with all cations in octahedral [6] coordination
Forsterite51.3.1.2Mg2SiO4
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in [6] and >[6] coordination
Pyrope51.4.3a.1Mg3Al2(SiO4)3
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Diopside65.1.3a.1CaMgSi2O6
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Phlogopite71.2.2b.1KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Diopside
var: Chromian Diopside
-Ca(Mg,Cr)Si2O6
Ilmenite
var: Picroilmenite
-(Fe2+,Mg)TiO3
Kudryavtsevaite (TL)-Na3(Mg,Fe)(Fe,Ti)2Ti3O12
'Serpentine Subgroup'-D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
H PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
OOxygen
O KudryavtsevaiteNa3(Mg,Fe)(Fe,Ti)2Ti3O12
O FreudenbergiteNa2(Ti,Fe)8O16
O ForsteriteMg2SiO4
O Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
O PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
O IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
O UlvöspinelTiFe2O4
O PyropeMg3Al2(SiO4)3
O Ilmenite (var: Picroilmenite)(Fe2+,Mg)TiO3
O Diopside (var: Chromian Diopside)Ca(Mg,Cr)Si2O6
O PerovskiteCaTiO3
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
NaSodium
Na KudryavtsevaiteNa3(Mg,Fe)(Fe,Ti)2Ti3O12
Na FreudenbergiteNa2(Ti,Fe)8O16
MgMagnesium
Mg KudryavtsevaiteNa3(Mg,Fe)(Fe,Ti)2Ti3O12
Mg ForsteriteMg2SiO4
Mg Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Mg PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Mg DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Mg PyropeMg3Al2(SiO4)3
Mg Ilmenite (var: Picroilmenite)(Fe2+,Mg)TiO3
Mg Diopside (var: Chromian Diopside)Ca(Mg,Cr)Si2O6
AlAluminium
Al Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Al PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al PyropeMg3Al2(SiO4)3
SiSilicon
Si ForsteriteMg2SiO4
Si Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Si PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Si PyropeMg3Al2(SiO4)3
Si Diopside (var: Chromian Diopside)Ca(Mg,Cr)Si2O6
KPotassium
K PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Ca Diopside (var: Chromian Diopside)Ca(Mg,Cr)Si2O6
Ca PerovskiteCaTiO3
TiTitanium
Ti KudryavtsevaiteNa3(Mg,Fe)(Fe,Ti)2Ti3O12
Ti FreudenbergiteNa2(Ti,Fe)8O16
Ti IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Ti UlvöspinelTiFe2O4
Ti Ilmenite (var: Picroilmenite)(Fe2+,Mg)TiO3
Ti PerovskiteCaTiO3
CrChromium
Cr Diopside (var: Chromian Diopside)Ca(Mg,Cr)Si2O6
MnManganese
Mn Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
FeIron
Fe KudryavtsevaiteNa3(Mg,Fe)(Fe,Ti)2Ti3O12
Fe FreudenbergiteNa2(Ti,Fe)8O16
Fe Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Fe IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Fe UlvöspinelTiFe2O4
Fe Ilmenite (var: Picroilmenite)(Fe2+,Mg)TiO3
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
NiNickel
Ni Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
ZnZinc
Zn Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn

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