Kimberley Mine, Kimberley, Francis Baard District, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||28° 44' 20'' South , 24° 45' 30'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||-28.73889,24.75861|
|Köppen climate type:||BSh : Hot semi-arid (steppe) climate|
The pipe was discovered in 1871 and rapidly mined out. The mine was closed in 1914, due to increasing mining costs at depth while the quantity of remaining ore was very small.
Commodity ListThis is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.
7 valid minerals.
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145 - 201.3 Ma
|Karoo Dolerite Suite|