|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||28° 0' 53'' South , 22° 59' 37'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||-28.01475,22.99373|
|Köppen climate type:||BSh : Hot semi-arid (steppe) climate|
Alluvial diamonds (river, ocean and beach) that weathered out from the main kimberlite fields around Kimberly.
Regions containing this locality
|African Plate||Tectonic Plate|
|Kalahari Desert, Africa||Desert|
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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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|Pleistocene - Paleogene|
0.0117 - 66 Ma
|Rhyacian - Siderian|
2050 - 2500 Ma
|Ongeluk Formation of Postmasburg Group of Transvaal Supergroup|
2300 - 2500 Ma
|Paleoproterozoic sedimentary and volcanic rocks|
Age: Siderian (2300 - 2500 Ma)
Lithology: Mafic-intermediate undivided 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.