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Kunene River, Epupa, Kunene Region, Namibiai
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Latitude & Longitude:
17° South , 12° East (est.)
Estimate based on other nearby localities or region boundaries.
Margin of Error:
~149km
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Gem mining of "mandarin garnet" (bright orange iron-free spessartine) in schists near Kunene River close to the Angolan border. Discovered 1991.


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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

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1 valid mineral.

Detailed Mineral List:

Spessartine
Formula: Mn2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Reference: Shigley, J. E., Laurs, B. M., Janse, A. J. A., Elen, S., & Dirlam, D. M. (2010). Gem Localities of the 2000s. Gems & Gemology, 46(3).

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 9 - Silicates
Spessartine9.AD.25Mn2+3Al2(SiO4)3

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in [6] and >[6] coordination
Spessartine51.4.3a.3Mn2+3Al2(SiO4)3

List of minerals for each chemical element

OOxygen
O SpessartineMn32+Al2(SiO4)3
AlAluminium
Al SpessartineMn32+Al2(SiO4)3
SiSilicon
Si SpessartineMn32+Al2(SiO4)3
MnManganese
Mn SpessartineMn32+Al2(SiO4)3

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