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Delportshoop, Barkly West, Francis Baard District, Northern Cape, South Africai
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Delportshoop- not defined -
Barkly West- not defined -
Francis Baard DistrictDistrict
Northern CapeProvince
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 28° 24' 52'' South , 24° 17' 17'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -28.41444,24.28806
GeoHash:G#: kdcq2eq1b
Köppen climate type:BSh : Hot semi-arid (steppe) climate


Delportshoop farm. Diamond diggings on the banks of the Vaal River. In 1908 a 337 ct diamond was found and named Bob Gove.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

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1 valid mineral.

Detailed Mineral List:

Diamond
Formula: C
Reference: Matheys, F. G., (1990), The alluvial diamond deposits of the lower Vaal river between Barkly West and the Vaal-Harts confluence in the Northern Cape Province, South Africa.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
'Diamond'1.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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Quaternary
0 - 2.588 Ma



ID: 3308871

Age: Pleistocene (0 - 2.588 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary

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

Rhyacian - Siderian
2050 - 2500 Ma



ID: 2237210
Vryburg Formation of Transvaal Supergroup

Age: Proterozoic (2050 - 2500 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Vryburg Formation

Description: Quartzitic sandstone, mudrock, andesitic/basaltic lava, siltstone, clastic dolomite/limestone, minor conglomerate, tuff and chert

Reference: Council for Geoscience. Geologic map of South Africa, 1:1M. National Science Councils of South Africa. [41]

Siderian
2300 - 2500 Ma



ID: 3185728
Paleoproterozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Siderian (2300 - 2500 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary 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]

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Matheys, F. G., (1990), The alluvial diamond deposits of the lower Vaal river between Barkly West and the Vaal-Harts confluence in the Northern Cape Province, South Africa.


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