|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||13° 5' 21'' South , 28° 8' 19'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||-13.08917,28.13867|
|Owned/operated by:||Gemfields plc (75%)|
|Köppen climate type:||Cwa : Monsoon-influenced humid subtropical climate|
Company founded in 1984 to regain control of mines in the Kafubu district.
Apparently "Africa's largest emerald mine" (Elements 5 (2009) p. 157). 15-20% of the emerald world production comes out of this mine (Behling, 2009).
The mine covers an area of 1 square km.
Emerald crystals of very high quality are extracted from quartz lenses.
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8 valid minerals.
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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1000 - 1600 Ma
2500 - 4000 Ma
|Archean crystalline metamorphic rocks|
Age: Archean (2500 - 4000 Ma)
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.