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Daberas Mine, Orange River mining area, Karas Region, Namibiai
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Daberas MineMine
Orange River mining areaArea
Karas RegionRegion
NamibiaCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 28° 15' 47'' South , 16° 48' 12'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -28.26308,16.80339
GeoHash:G#: k6gznqgge
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:BWk : Cold desert climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Oranjemund8,496 (2014)48.2km


Opencast diamond mine opened 1999.

Situated on the northern bank of the Orange River some 80 km east of Oranjemund. It is mined by the conventional open cast method.

Regions containing this locality

African PlateTectonic Plate

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Commodity List

This is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.


Mineral List


1 valid mineral.

Detailed Mineral List:

Diamond
Formula: C
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 Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Diamond1.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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Neoproterozoic
541 - 1000 Ma



ID: 3186877
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. [154]

Ediacaran - Cryogenian
541 - 720 Ma



ID: 3309353

Age: Neoproterozoic (541 - 720 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary and volcaniclastic

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

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