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Damtshaa mine, Orapa, Central District, Botswana

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 21° 18' 25'' South , 25° 32' 8'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -21.30722,25.53583
Owned/operated by:Debswana Diamond Company Ltd
Köppen climate type:BSh : Hot semi-arid (steppe) climate


A diamond mine, working two kimberlite pipes. The deposit consists of four pipes that were discovered in the mid-1970s, soon after the discoveries of the Orapa and Letlhakane pipes. The mine started production in 2001. Only the two largest pipes, which are located close together, are presently mined. The other pipes, located at some distance, will be mined later. The diamond grade of the pipes is much lower than that at Orapa, but comparable to that at Letlhakane.
Located 17 km east of the Orapa mine.


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2 valid minerals.

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Jurassic
145 - 201.3 Ma



ID: 1381037
Jurassic volcanic rocks

Age: Jurassic (145 - 201.3 Ma)

Comments: May include hypabyssal intrusions.

Lithology: Volcanic rocks

Reference: Geological Survey of Canada. Generalized geological map of the world and linked databases. doi:10.4095/195142. Open File 2915d. [18]

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References

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Field, M., Stiefenhofer, J., Robey, J., and Kurszlaukis, S. (2008): Kimberlite-hosted diamond deposits of southern Africa: A review. Ore Geology Reviews 34, 33-75.

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