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Frances Baard, Northern Cape, South Africai
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Frances BaardDistrict Municipality
Northern CapeProvince
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Locality type:
Largest Settlements:
PlacePopulation
Kimberley142,089 (2012)
Pampierstad21,800 (2016)
Warrenton17,946 (2012)
Jan Kempdorp13,485 (2012)
Barkly West11,621 (2012)
Ritchie9,960 (2014)
Other Languages:
Afrikaans:
Frances Baard-distriksmunisipaliteit, Noord-Kaap, Suid-Afrika
French:
Frances Baard, Cap-Nord, Afrique du Sud
German:
Frances Baard, Nordkap, Südafrika
Italian:
Municipalità distrettuale di Frances Baard, provincia del Capo Settentrionale, Sudafrica
Northern Sotho:
Mmasepala Setereke tša Frances Baard, Kapa Leboa, Afrika Borwa
Simplified Chinese:
弗朗西絲·巴爾德區自治市, 北開普省, 南非
Spanish:
Distrito Municipal de Frances Baard, El Cabo Septentrional, Sudáfrica
Bulgarian:
Франсес Баард, Северен Кейп, Република Южна Африка
Cebuano:
Frances Baard District Municipality, Province of Northern Cape, Habagatang Aprika
Dutch:
Frances Baard, Noord-Kaap, Zuid-Afrika
Estonian:
Frances Baardi ringkond, Põhja-Kapimaa, Lõuna-Aafrika Vabariik
Indonesian:
Distrik Frances Baard, Northern Cape, Afrika Selatan
Novial:
Frances Baard Distrikte, Nord Kabe, Sud Afrika
Polish:
Frances Baard, Prowincja Przylądkowa Północna, Republika Południowej Afryki


Previously known as Diamantveld District.

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82 valid minerals. 7 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals. 1 erroneous literature entry.

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Afwillite (TL)
Formula: Ca3(HSiO4)2 · 2H2O
Type Locality:
Reference: [Mineralogical Magazine(1925) 20, 277-285; Clark, 1993 - "Hey's Mineral Index, 3rd Edition"]
'Amphibole Supergroup'
Formula: AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Reference: Konzett, J., Wirth, R., Hauzenberger, C., & Whitehouse, M. (2013). Two episodes of fluid migration in the Kaapvaal Craton lithospheric mantle associated with Cretaceous kimberlite activity: evidence from a harzburgite containing a unique assemblage of metasomatic zirconium-phases. Lithos, 182, 165-184.
'Apatite'
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Reference: White, J. L., Sparks, R. S. J., Bailey, K., Barnett, W. P., Field, M., & Windsor, L. (2012). Kimberlite sills and dykes associated with the Wesselton kimberlite pipe, Kimberley, South Africa. South African Journal of Geology, 115(1), 1-32.
Aphthitalite
Formula: (K,Na)3Na(SO4)2
Reference: Giuliani, A., Kamenetsky, V. S., Phillips, D., Kendrick, M. A., Wyatt, B. A., & Goemann, K. (2012). Nature of alkali-carbonate fluids in the sub-continental lithospheric mantle. Geology, 40(11), 967-970.
'Apophyllite'
Reference: Currie, J. (1897). On Apophyllite from Cape Colony. Transactions of the Edinburgh Geological Society, 7(3), 252-253.
Aragonite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Allan William Fraser collection, Ex. Horst Windisch self collected specimen
Arcanite
Formula: K2SO4
Reference: Giuliani, A., Soltys, A., Phillips, D., Kamenetsky, V. S., Maas, R., Goemann, K., ... & Griffin, W. L. (2017). The final stages of kimberlite petrogenesis: petrography, mineral chemistry, melt inclusions and Sr-CO isotope geochemistry of the Bultfontein kimberlite (Kimberley, South Africa). Chemical Geology, 455, 342-356.
Armalcolite
Formula: (Mg,Fe2+)Ti2O5
Reference: J. W. Anthony et al.: Handbook of Mineralogy, Vol. 3 (1997), 22
Baddeleyite
Formula: ZrO2
Reference: MINERALOGICAL MAGAZINE, JUNE 1984, VOL. 48, PP. 257-61
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: S.E. Haggerty, J.R. Smyth, A.J. Erlank, R.S. Rickard, R.V. Danchin: Amer. Mineral. 68:494-505 (1983)
Bradleyite
Formula: Na3Mg(CO3)(PO4)
Reference: Giuliani, A., Kamenetsky, V. S., Phillips, D., Kendrick, M. A., Wyatt, B. A., & Goemann, K. (2012). Nature of alkali-carbonate fluids in the sub-continental lithospheric mantle. Geology, 40(11), 967-970.; Giuliani, A., Soltys, A., Phillips, D., Kamenetsky, V. S., Maas, R., Goemann, K., ... & Griffin, W. L. (2017). The final stages of kimberlite petrogenesis: petrography, mineral chemistry, melt inclusions and Sr-CO isotope geochemistry of the Bultfontein kimberlite (Kimberley, South Africa). Chemical Geology, 455, 342-356.
Bultfonteinite (TL)
Formula: Ca2(HSiO4)F · H2O
Description: The mineral was first found by a miner named Cann in 1903 or 1904 on the 480-foot level of the Bultfontein mine at Kimberley. It occurred, associated with calcite, apophyllite, and natrolite, in a large 'horse' of dolerite and shale fragments enclosed in kimberlite, Parry et al (1932)
Reference: Parry J, Williams A F, Wright F E (1932) On bultfonteinite, a new fluorine-bearing hydrous calcium silicate from South Africa. Mineralogical Magazine 23, 145-162
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Reference: Parry J, Williams A F, Wright F E (1932) On bultfonteinite, a new fluorine-bearing hydrous calcium silicate from South Africa, Mineralogical Magazine, 23, 145-162; Giuliani, A., Kamenetsky, V. S., Phillips, D., Kendrick, M. A., Wyatt, B. A., & Goemann, K. (2012). Nature of alkali-carbonate fluids in the sub-continental lithospheric mantle. Geology, 40(11), 967-970.; Giuliani, A., Soltys, A., Phillips, D., Kamenetsky, V. S., Maas, R., Goemann, K., ... & Griffin, W. L. (2017). The final stages of kimberlite petrogenesis: petrography, mineral chemistry, melt inclusions and Sr-CO isotope geochemistry of the Bultfontein kimberlite (Kimberley, South Africa). Chemical Geology, 455, 342-356.
Calcite var. Glendonite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: South African Journal of Geology Date: September 1, 2001 p265
Calzirtite
Formula: CaZr3TiO9
Reference: Konzett, J., Wirth, R., Hauzenberger, C., & Whitehouse, M. (2013). Two episodes of fluid migration in the Kaapvaal Craton lithospheric mantle associated with Cretaceous kimberlite activity: evidence from a harzburgite containing a unique assemblage of metasomatic zirconium-phases. Lithos, 182, 165-184.
Cebollite
Formula: Ca5Al2(SiO4)3(OH)4
Description: Pectolite
Reference: http://rruff.geo.arizona.edu/doclib/hom/cebollite.pdf.; F. J. Kruger (1982) The Occurrence of Cebollite in Kimberlite and Included Zeolitized Crustal Xenoliths—A Correction and Discussion of the Occurrence of Pectolite. Mineralogical Magazine 46:274-275.
Celestine
Formula: SrSO4
Colour: Blue
Description: Large crystals found in the bultfontein diamond pipe.
Reference: Cairncross, B. (2004) Field Guide To Rocks & Minerals Of Southern Africa: 67.
'Chrome-Spinel (of Dana)'
Reference: S.E. Haggerty, J.R. Smyth, A.J. Erlank, R.S. Rickard, R.V. Danchin: Amer. Mineral. 68:494-505 (1983)
Chromite
Formula: Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Reference: Field, M., Stiefenhofer, J., Robey, J., and Kurszlaukis, S. (2008): Ore Geology Reviews 34, 33-75.
'Clinopyroxene Subgroup'
Reference: Field, M., Stiefenhofer, J., Robey, J., and Kurszlaukis, S. (2008): Ore Geology Reviews 34, 33-75.
Corundum
Formula: Al2O3
Reference: Field, M., Stiefenhofer, J., Robey, J., and Kurszlaukis, S. (2008): Ore Geology Reviews 34, 33-75.
Crichtonite
Formula: Sr(Mn,Y,U)Fe2(Ti,Fe,Cr,V)18(O,OH)38
Reference: Konzett, J., Wirth, R., Hauzenberger, C., & Whitehouse, M. (2013). Two episodes of fluid migration in the Kaapvaal Craton lithospheric mantle associated with Cretaceous kimberlite activity: evidence from a harzburgite containing a unique assemblage of metasomatic zirconium-phases. Lithos, 182, 165-184.
Cuspidine ?
Formula: Ca4(Si2O7)(F,OH)2
Reference: Giuliani, A., Soltys, A., Phillips, D., Kamenetsky, V. S., Maas, R., Goemann, K., ... & Griffin, W. L. (2017). The final stages of kimberlite petrogenesis: petrography, mineral chemistry, melt inclusions and Sr-CO isotope geochemistry of the Bultfontein kimberlite (Kimberley, South Africa). Chemical Geology, 455, 342-356.
'Desert Rose'
Reference: Cairncross, B. and Dixon, R., (1995) Minerals of South Africa. The Geological Society of South Africa, 211 pp; Cairncross, B. (2004) Field Guide To Rocks & Minerals Of Southern Africa. Struik Publishers, Cape Town, SA, 124 pp;
Diamond
Formula: C
Localities: Reported from at least 33 localities in this region.
Reference: Currie, J. (1897) On Apophyllite from Cape Colony. Transactions of the Edinburgh Geological Society, 7(3), 252-253.; Seidler, Ned (1964) Gems and jewelry. The Odyssey Press, New York, 44 pages.; Evans, I.O. (1973) Rocks, Minerals & Gemstones. The Hamlyn Publishing Group Limited, 128 pages (page 101). Gübelin, E. and Wolgensinger, M. (1976) Edelstenen. Uitgeverij Artis, Brussel (in Dutch).; O'Neil, P. (1983) Planet Earth - Gemstones. Time-Life Books, Arlington, Virginia, USA, 176 pages.; Durnez, E. (2008) Antwerpen, zuivere diamant. Het dagelijkse leven in de "Diamond Square Mile". Book&Media Publishing, 156 pp. (in Dutch).
Diamond var. Stewartite (of Sutton)
Formula: C
Reference: J. H. Sutton, 1911. Nature, London, vol. lxxxvii, p. 550
Diopside
Formula: CaMgSi2O6
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Reference: S.E. Haggerty, J.R. Smyth, A.J. Erlank, R.S. Rickard, R.V. Danchin: Amer. Mineral. 68:494-505 (1983)
Diopside var. Chromium-bearing Diopside
Formula: Ca(Mg,Cr)Si2O6