|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||28° 21' 25'' South , 16° 47' 24'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||-28.35698,16.79015|
|Köppen climate type:||BWk : Cold desert climate|
Diamond mine active 1990-2000, operating on 17 million years old river gravels of the Orange river, unlike the marine deposits of coastal Namibia. The thickness of the diamond-bearing layers varies between 0 and 20 m. Located ca. 40 km NE of Oranjemund.
Regions containing this locality
|African Plate||Tectonic Plate|
Select Mineral List TypeStandard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements
Commodity ListThis is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.
1 valid mineral.
Detailed Mineral List:
| ⓘ Diamond|
Reference: Jacob, R. J., Bluck, B. J., & Ward, J. D. (1999). Tertiary-age diamondiferous fluid deposits of the lower Orange River valley, Southwest Africa. Economic Geology, 94(5), 749-758.
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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541 - 1000 Ma
|Neoproterozoic sedimentary and volcanic rocks|
Age: Neoproterozoic (541 - 1000 Ma)
Stratigraphic Name: Gariep Complex
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. 
|Ediacaran - Cryogenian|
541 - 720 Ma