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Tsumeb West Mine, Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region, Namibiai
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19° 15' 5'' South , 17° 41' 35'' East
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Tsumeb12,190 (2013)3.2km


A copper/vanadium mine. This mine was taken over by Ongopolo Mining Ltd and was in full operation as of 2003. Ongopolo Mining Ltd was sold to Weatherly Mining Ltd April 2006. In 2008, Weatherly closed the mine due to declining copper prices (Bermúdez-Lugo, 2011).

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Standard Detailed Gallery Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


17 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Austinite
Formula: CaZn(AsO4)(OH)
Reference: Bezing, L. von., Bode, R., and Jahn, S., (2016) Namibia Minerals and Localities II. Edition Krüger-Stiftung, Bode Verlag GmbH, Salzhemmendorf, Germany, pg 46 (in English)
Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Reference: http://www.namibiaminerals.com
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Reference: Cairncross, B. (1997) The Otavi Mountain Land Cu-Pb-Zn-V Deposits, Namibia. Mineralogical Record 28(2) pg 124 Table 7;
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Personally collected by Don Windeler in 2017
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Reference: Cairncross, B. (1997) The Otavi Mountain Land Cu-Pb-Zn-V Deposits, Namibia. Mineralogical Record 28(2) pg 124 Table 7;
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Reference: Cairncross, B. (1997) The Otavi Mountain Land Cu-Pb-Zn-V Deposits, Namibia. Mineralogical Record 28(2) pg 124 Table 7;
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Cairncross, B. (1997) The Otavi Mountain Land Cu-Pb-Zn-V Deposits, Namibia. Mineralogical Record 28(2) pg 124 Table 7;
Copper
Formula: Cu
Reference: Cairncross, B. (1997) The Otavi Mountain Land Cu-Pb-Zn-V Deposits, Namibia. Mineralogical Record 28(2) pg 124 Table 7;
Cuprite
Formula: Cu2O
Reference: Cairncross, B. (1997) The Otavi Mountain Land Cu-Pb-Zn-V Deposits, Namibia. Mineralogical Record 28(2) pg 124 Table 7;
Descloizite
Formula: PbZn(VO4)(OH)
Reference: Von Bezing, L., Bode, R., and Jahn, S., (2008) Namibia Minerals and Localities. Edition Schloss Freudenstein, Bode Verlag GmbH, Haltern, pg 251 (in English)
Dioptase
Formula: CuSiO3 · H2O
Reference: Personally collected by Don Windeler in 2017
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: Von Bezing, L., Bode, R., and Jahn, S., (2008) Namibia Minerals and Localities. Edition Schloss Freudenstein, Bode Verlag GmbH, Haltern, pg 251 (in English)
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Cairncross, B. (1997) The Otavi Mountain Land Cu-Pb-Zn-V Deposits, Namibia. Mineralogical Record 28(2) pg 124 Table 7;
Germanite
Formula: Cu13Fe2Ge2S16
Reference: Cairncross, B. (1997) The Otavi Mountain Land Cu-Pb-Zn-V Deposits, Namibia. Mineralogical Record 28(2) pg 124 Table 7;
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Cairncross, B. (1997) The Otavi Mountain Land Cu-Pb-Zn-V Deposits, Namibia. Mineralogical Record 28(2) pg 124 Table 7;
Mottramite
Formula: PbCu(VO4)(OH)
Reference: Cairncross, B. (1997) The Otavi Mountain Land Cu-Pb-Zn-V Deposits, Namibia. Mineralogical Record 28(2) pg 124 Table 7;; Von Bezing, L., Bode, R., and Jahn, S., (2008) Namibia Minerals and Localities. Edition Schloss Freudenstein, Bode Verlag GmbH, Haltern, pg 251 (in English)
Rosasite
Formula: (Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Van King
'Tennantite Subgroup'
Formula: Cu6(Cu4X2+2)As4S12S
Reference: Cairncross, B. (1997) The Otavi Mountain Land Cu-Pb-Zn-V Deposits, Namibia. Mineralogical Record 28(2) pg 124 Table 7;

Gallery:

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Copper1.AA.05Cu
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Bornite2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Germanite2.CB.30Cu13Fe2Ge2S16
'Tennantite Subgroup'2.GB.05Cu6(Cu4X2+2)As4S12S
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Cuprite4.AA.10Cu2O
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Azurite5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Cerussite5.AB.15PbCO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Rosasite5.BA.10(Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Austinite8.BH.35CaZn(AsO4)(OH)
Descloizite8.BH.40PbZn(VO4)(OH)
Mottramite8.BH.40PbCu(VO4)(OH)
Group 9 - Silicates
Dioptase9.CJ.30CuSiO3 · H2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Copper1.1.1.3Cu
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
Germanite2.9.4.2Cu13Fe2Ge2S16
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
3 <ø < 4
'Tennantite Subgroup'3.3.6.2Cu6(Cu4X2+2)As4S12S
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X
Cuprite4.1.1.1Cu2O
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Cerussite14.1.3.4PbCO3
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Azurite16a.2.1.1Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Rosasite16a.3.1.2(Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Austinite41.5.1.3CaZn(AsO4)(OH)
Descloizite41.5.2.1PbZn(VO4)(OH)
Mottramite41.5.2.2PbCu(VO4)(OH)
Group 61 - CYCLOSILICATES Six-Membered Rings
Six-Membered Rings with [Si6O18] rings; possible (OH) and Al substitution
Dioptase61.1.3.1CuSiO3 · H2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H MottramitePbCu(VO4)(OH)
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
H Rosasite(Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2
H DescloizitePbZn(VO4)(OH)
H AustiniteCaZn(AsO4)(OH)
H DioptaseCuSiO3 · H2O
CCarbon
C CerussitePbCO3
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
C Rosasite(Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O MottramitePbCu(VO4)(OH)
O CerussitePbCO3
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O CupriteCu2O
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
O Rosasite(Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2
O DescloizitePbZn(VO4)(OH)
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O AustiniteCaZn(AsO4)(OH)
O DioptaseCuSiO3 · H2O
O CalciteCaCO3
MgMagnesium
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
SiSilicon
Si DioptaseCuSiO3 · H2O
SSulfur
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S Tennantite SubgroupCu6(Cu4X22+)As4S12S
S ChalcociteCu2S
S GermaniteCu13Fe2Ge2S16
S GalenaPbS
CaCalcium
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Ca AustiniteCaZn(AsO4)(OH)
Ca CalciteCaCO3
VVanadium
V MottramitePbCu(VO4)(OH)
V DescloizitePbZn(VO4)(OH)
FeIron
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe GermaniteCu13Fe2Ge2S16
CuCopper
Cu MottramitePbCu(VO4)(OH)
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu CopperCu
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu CupriteCu2O
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu Tennantite SubgroupCu6(Cu4X22+)As4S12S
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu GermaniteCu13Fe2Ge2S16
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cu Rosasite(Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu DioptaseCuSiO3 · H2O
ZnZinc
Zn Rosasite(Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2
Zn DescloizitePbZn(VO4)(OH)
Zn AustiniteCaZn(AsO4)(OH)
GeGermanium
Ge GermaniteCu13Fe2Ge2S16
AsArsenic
As Tennantite SubgroupCu6(Cu4X22+)As4S12S
As AustiniteCaZn(AsO4)(OH)
PbLead
Pb MottramitePbCu(VO4)(OH)
Pb CerussitePbCO3
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb DescloizitePbZn(VO4)(OH)

References

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U.S. Bureau of Mines (January 1948) Mineral Trade Notes.
Cairncross, B. (1997) The Otavi Mountain Land Cu-Pb-Zn-V Deposits, Namibia. Mineralogical Record, 28(2), 109-130.
Von Bezing, L., Bode, R., Jahn, S. (2008) Namibia Minerals and Localities. Edition Schloss Freudenstein, Bode Verlag GmbH, Haltern (in English).
Bermúdez-Lugo, O. (2011) The Mineral Industry of Namibia. U.S. Geological Survey 2009 Minerals Yearbook.
Rocks & Minerals (xxxx) 23, 606.

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