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Mowana Copper Mine (Dukwe Mine), Tutume, Central District, Botswanai
Regional Level Types
Mowana Copper Mine (Dukwe Mine)Mine
Tutume- not defined -
Central DistrictDistrict
BotswanaCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 20° 30' 45'' South , 26° 35' 56'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -20.51259,26.59895
GeoHash:G#: ks6gm3bc8
Owned/operated by:Cradle Arc (60%)
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:BSh : Hot semi-arid (steppe) climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Dukwe2,037 (2013)20.5km
Mosetse1,780 (2013)26.9km


Resource: 72,093,000 tonnes containing 686,000 tonnes Cu in the Measured and Indicated categories at an average grade of 0.94 per cent. Cu and a further 99,778,000 tonnes containing 758,000 tonnes Cu grading at 0.76 per cent. Cu in the Inferred category.

Commissioned in 2008 by African Copper PLC. Closed in 2015 due to depressed copper prices.

Re-opened by Cradle Arc PLC in 2017.

Regions containing this locality

African PlateTectonic Plate

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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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Archean
2500 - 4000 Ma



ID: 3191072
Archean crystalline metamorphic rocks

Age: Archean (2500 - 4000 Ma)

Lithology: Crystalline metamorphic 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]

Paleoarchean
3200 - 3600 Ma



ID: 3311823

Age: Paleoarchean (3200 - 3600 Ma)

Lithology: Volcanic-sedimentary and metamorphic

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

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