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Omaue Mine, Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 18° 41' 37'' South , 13° 44' 31'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -18.6936111111, 13.7419444444

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.

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16 valid minerals.

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Jakob, G. (1987): Reise zur Dioptas-Mine "Omaue" im Kaoko-Veld. Lapis 12(4), 11-14 (in German).

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.

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