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Kupferberg Mine, Grootfontein, Otjozondjupa Region, Namibiai
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Kupferberg MineMine
GrootfonteinConstituency
Otjozondjupa RegionRegion
NamibiaCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 19° 39' 13'' South , 17° 34' 22'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -19.65370,17.57280
GeoHash:G#: kks2pyhhg
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:BSh : Hot semi-arid (steppe) climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Otavi4,562 (2012)25.1km
Tsumeb12,190 (2013)49.1km


A small copper bearing pipe like breccia body exploited between 1913-1914. On a common boundary with farms Bachmühle 516 and Kupferberg 517.

Regions containing this locality

African PlateTectonic Plate

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


21 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Reference: Am Min (1959) 44:682-685
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Am Min (1959) 44:682-685
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Reference: Am Min (1959) 44:682-685
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Reference: Am Min (1959) 44:682-685
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Am Min (1959) 44:682-685
Conichalcite
Formula: CaCu(AsO4)(OH)
Reference: Am Min (1959) 44:682-685
Covellite
Formula: CuS
Reference: Am Min (1959) 44:682-685
Descloizite
Formula: PbZn(VO4)(OH)
Reference: Am Min (1959) 44:682-685
Digenite
Formula: Cu9S5
Reference: Am Min (1959) 44:682-685
Dioptase
Formula: CuSiO3 · H2O
Reference: Am Min (1959) 44:682-685
Duftite
Formula: PbCu(AsO4)(OH)
Reference: Am Min (1959) 44:682-685
Enargite
Formula: Cu3AsS4
Reference: Am Min (1959) 44:682-685
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Am Min (1959) 44:682-685
Jordanite
Formula: Pb14(As,Sb)6S23
Description: Irregular masses up to 1cm.
Reference: [Mineralogical Record 28:124]; Am Min (1959) 44:682-685
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Am Min (1959) 44:682-685
Mottramite
Formula: PbCu(VO4)(OH)
Reference: Am Min (1959) 44:682-685
Plancheite
Formula: Cu8(Si8O22)(OH)4 · H2O
Reference: Am Min (1959) 44:682-685
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Am Min (1959) 44:682-685
Smithsonite
Formula: ZnCO3
Reference: Am Min (1959) 44:682-685
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Am Min (1959) 44:682-685
Tennantite
Formula: Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
Reference: Am Min (1959) 44:682-685

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Bornite2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Covellite2.CA.05aCuS
Digenite2.BA.10Cu9S5
Enargite2.KA.05Cu3AsS4
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Jordanite2.JB.30aPb14(As,Sb)6S23
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Tennantite2.GB.05Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Cerussite5.AB.15PbCO3
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Smithsonite5.AB.05ZnCO3
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Conichalcite8.BH.35CaCu(AsO4)(OH)
Descloizite8.BH.40PbZn(VO4)(OH)
Duftite8.BH.35PbCu(AsO4)(OH)
Mottramite8.BH.40PbCu(VO4)(OH)
Group 9 - Silicates
Dioptase9.CJ.30CuSiO3 · H2O
Plancheite9.DB.35Cu8(Si8O22)(OH)4 · H2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
Digenite2.4.7.3Cu9S5
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Covellite2.8.12.1CuS
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
ø = 4
Enargite3.2.1.1Cu3AsS4
3 <ø < 4
Jordanite3.3.1.1Pb14(As,Sb)6S23
Tennantite3.3.6.2Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Cerussite14.1.3.4PbCO3
Smithsonite14.1.1.6ZnCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Conichalcite41.5.1.2CaCu(AsO4)(OH)
Descloizite41.5.2.1PbZn(VO4)(OH)
Duftite41.5.1.4PbCu(AsO4)(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
Group 66 - INOSILICATES Double-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=2)
Amphiboles - Ca subgroup
Plancheite66.2.1.1Cu8(Si8O22)(OH)4 · H2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H ConichalciteCaCu(AsO4)(OH)
H DuftitePbCu(AsO4)(OH)
H MottramitePbCu(VO4)(OH)
H DescloizitePbZn(VO4)(OH)
H DioptaseCuSiO3 · H2O
H PlancheiteCu8(Si8O22)(OH)4 · H2O
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C SmithsoniteZnCO3
C CerussitePbCO3
OOxygen
O CalciteCaCO3
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O ConichalciteCaCu(AsO4)(OH)
O DuftitePbCu(AsO4)(OH)
O MottramitePbCu(VO4)(OH)
O DescloizitePbZn(VO4)(OH)
O DioptaseCuSiO3 · H2O
O PlancheiteCu8(Si8O22)(OH)4 · H2O
O SmithsoniteZnCO3
O CerussitePbCO3
SiSilicon
Si DioptaseCuSiO3 · H2O
Si PlancheiteCu8(Si8O22)(OH)4 · H2O
SSulfur
S JordanitePb14(As,Sb)6S23
S SphaleriteZnS
S TennantiteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
S PyriteFeS2
S GalenaPbS
S EnargiteCu3AsS4
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S DigeniteCu9S5
S ChalcociteCu2S
S CovelliteCuS
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca ConichalciteCaCu(AsO4)(OH)
VVanadium
V MottramitePbCu(VO4)(OH)
V DescloizitePbZn(VO4)(OH)
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
CuCopper
Cu TennantiteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
Cu EnargiteCu3AsS4
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu DigeniteCu9S5
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu CovelliteCuS
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu ConichalciteCaCu(AsO4)(OH)
Cu DuftitePbCu(AsO4)(OH)
Cu MottramitePbCu(VO4)(OH)
Cu DioptaseCuSiO3 · H2O
Cu PlancheiteCu8(Si8O22)(OH)4 · H2O
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn DescloizitePbZn(VO4)(OH)
Zn SmithsoniteZnCO3
AsArsenic
As JordanitePb14(As,Sb)6S23
As TennantiteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
As EnargiteCu3AsS4
As ConichalciteCaCu(AsO4)(OH)
As DuftitePbCu(AsO4)(OH)
SbAntimony
Sb JordanitePb14(As,Sb)6S23
PbLead
Pb JordanitePb14(As,Sb)6S23
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb DuftitePbCu(AsO4)(OH)
Pb MottramitePbCu(VO4)(OH)
Pb DescloizitePbZn(VO4)(OH)
Pb CerussitePbCO3

Regional Geology

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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Ediacaran - Cryogenian
541 - 720 Ma



ID: 3306663

Age: Neoproterozoic (541 - 720 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary and volcaniclastic

Reference: Thiéblemont, D. (ed.). New edition of the 1:10,000,000 geological map of Africa. CGMW-BRGM. [190]

Neoproterozoic
541 - 1000 Ma



ID: 3190685
Neoproterozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Neoproterozoic (541 - 1000 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Damara Supergroup

Lithology: Sedimentary 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. [154]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
Cairncross, B. (1997) The Otavi Mountain Land Cu-Pb-Zn-V Deposits, Namibia. Mineralogical Record 28(2) 109-130.
Bezing, L. von, Bode, R., and Jahn, S., (2008): Namibia Minerals and Localities. Edition Schloss Freudenstein, Bode Verlag GmbH, Haltern: 253 (in English).


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