Niekerk's Rush, Barkly West, Francis Baard District, Northern Cape, South Africai
|Regional Level Types|
|Niekerk's Rush||- not defined -|
|Barkly West||- not defined -|
|Francis Baard District||District|
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||28° 28' 3'' South , 24° 22' 24'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||-28.46750,24.37333|
|Köppen climate type:||BSh : Hot semi-arid (steppe) climate|
Diamond diggings on the banks of the Vaal River. In 1911 a 206 ct diamond was found and named Fineberg-Jones and in 1913 a 272 ct diamond was found, unnamed.
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Detailed Mineral List:
| ⓘ Diamond|
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|
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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0 - 2.588 Ma
|Paleoproterozoic - Archean|
1600 - 4000 Ma
|Archean-Paleoproterozoic volcanic rocks|
Age: Precambrian (1600 - 4000 Ma)
Comments: Kapvaal Craton
Lithology: Felsic volcanic 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.