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Mothae, Thaba-Tseka District, Lesotho

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 29° 30' 50'' South , 28° 34' 45'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -29.51389,28.57917
GeoHash:G#: kdu2474tn
Area:20 km2
Köppen climate type:Cwb : Subtropical highland climate or temperate oceanic climate with dry winters


Open pit diamond mine.


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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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Jurassic
145 - 201.3 Ma



ID: 2232428
Drakensberg Group of Karoo Supergroup

Age: Jurassic (145 - 201.3 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Drakensberg Group

Description: Basaltic lava, with minor sandstone, tuff and agglomerate in the lower part of the succession in places

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

Jurassic
145 - 201.3 Ma



ID: 3311936

Age: Jurassic (145 - 201.3 Ma)

Lithology: Volcanic

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

Jurassic
145 - 201.3 Ma



ID: 3190897
Mesozoic volcanic rocks

Age: Jurassic (145 - 201.3 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Karoo Flood Basalt

Comments: Karoo Basin

Lithology: Mafic 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. [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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