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Okiep Copper District, Namakwa District (Namaqualand), Northern Cape Province, South Africa

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Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
 
Latitude & Longitude: 30° South , 19° East (est.)
Margin of Error:~236km
Locality type:District


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Commodity List

This is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded from this region.


Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities

'Albite-Anorthite Series'

'Allanite Group'

Allophane

Almandine

Anhydrite

'Apatite'

Axinite-(Fe)

Azurite

Baryte

'Biotite'

Bismuth

Bismuthinite

Bismutite

Bornite

Brochantite

Calcite

Chalcanthite

Chalcocite

Chalcopyrite

'Chlorite Group'

Chrysocolla

Clinochlore

Clinozoisite

Coloradoite

'Columbite-(Fe)-Columbite-(Mn) Series'

Connellite

Copper

Cordierite

Cornetite

Corundum

Covellite

'Cualstibite-1M'

Cubanite

Cuprite

Cyanotrichite

Dolomite

Enstatite

Epidote

Ferberite

Fluorapatite

Fluorite

Galena

'Garnet Group'

Goethite

Grandidierite

Gypsum

Hematite

Hessite

'Hornblende'

Hübnerite

'Hypersthene'

Ilmenite

Kaolinite

'K Feldspar'

Kornerupine

Libethenite

'Limonite'

Linnaeite

Mackinawite

Magnetite

Malachite

Melonite

Microcline

Millerite

Molybdenite

'Monazite'

Muscovite

var: Sericite

Orthoclase

'Orthopyroxene Subgroup'

Osumilite-(Mg)

Pentlandite

Phlogopite

Plancheite

Prehnite

'Pumpellyite'

Pyrite

Pyrrhotite

Quartz

var: "Herkimer-style" Quartz

Reichenbachite

Rickardite

Rutile

Sapphirine

Scheelite

Sillimanite

Smithsonite

Sphalerite

Spinel

'Stilbite'

Sylvanite

Tenorite

Tetradymite

Tetrahedrite

Thorite

var: Uranothorite

Titanite

Valleriite

Werdingite

'Wolframite'

Xenotime-(Y)

Zircon


82 valid minerals.

Geochronology

Mineralization age: Proterozoic : 1031 Ma to 950 Ma

Important note: This table is based only on rock and mineral ages recorded below and is not necessarily a complete representation of the geochronology, but does give an indication of possible mineralization events relevant to this locality. As more age information is added this table may expand in the future. A break in the table simply indicates a lack of data entered here, not necessarily a break in the geologic sequence. Grey background entries are from different, related, localities.

Geologic TimeRocks, Minerals and Events
Precambrian
 Proterozoic
  Neoproterozoic
   Tonian
ⓘ Molybdenite (youngest age)950 MaNarrap Mine, Okiep Copper District, Namakwa District (Namaqualand), Northern Cape Province, South Africa
  Mesoproterozoic
   Stenian
ⓘ Molybdenite (oldest age)1031 MaNarrap Mine, Okiep Copper District, Namakwa District (Namaqualand), Northern Cape Province, South Africa

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References

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Ronaldson, J. H. (1905) Notes on the Copper Deposits of Little Namaqualand. Transactions of the Geological Society of South Africa 8:158-166.
Lombaard, A. F. and the Exploration Staff Of The Okiep Copper Company Limited (1986): The copper deposits of the Okiep district, Namaqualand. In: Anhaeusser, C. R. and Maske, S. (Editors). Mineral Deposits of Southern Africa, Volume II, 1421-1445.
Wilson, M.G.C. (1998). Copper. In: Wilson, M.G.C. and Anhaeusser, C.R. (Editors). The Mineral Resources of South Africa (6th Edition). Handbook 16. Council for Geoscience, Pretoria, South Africa, 209-227.
Maier, W.D. (2000): Platinum-group elements in Cu-sulphide ores at Carolusberg and East Okiep, Namaqualand, South Africa. Mineralium Deposita 35, 422-429.
Raith, J.G., and Stein, H.J. (2000): Re-Os dating and sulphur isotope composition of molybdenite from tungsten deposits in western Namaqualand, South Africa: implications for ore genesis and the timing of metamorphism. Mineralium Deposita 35, 741-753.
Cairncross, B. (2004): History of The Okiep Copper District, Namaqualand, Northern Cape Province, South Africa. Mineralogical Record 35(4) 289-317.
Maier, W.D., Andreoli, M.A.G., Groves,D.I. and Barnes, S-L. (2012). Petrogenesis of Cu-Ni sulphide ores from O'Okiep and Kliprand, Namaqualand, SOuth Africa: Constraints from chalcophile metal contents. South African Journal of Geology, 115, 499-514.

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