Omaue Mine, Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||18° 41' 37'' South , 13° 44' 31'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||-18.69361,13.74194|
Copper sulfide mineralization in quartz veins within limestones of the Otavi group. Well-developed oxidation zone with secondary copper minerals - world famous for dioptase specimens. Mined (for specimens) and owned since the end of the 1980s by Marius Steiner.
16 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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541 - 1000 Ma
|Neoproterozoic sedimentary rocks|
Cairncross, B. (2004) Field Guide To Rocks & Minerals Of Southern Africa: 47.
Palfi, A. (2005): Spessartin- und Dioptas-Mineralisationen im Kaokoland, Namibia. Mineralien-Welt 16 (4), 49-61 (in German).
Schnaitmann, E. A. & Jahn, S. (2010): Mineralien aus Schürfen im Kaokoveld, Namibia. Mineralien-Welt 21 (2), 78-90.