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Ameib Farm 60, Usakos, Karibib, Erongo Region, Namibiai
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Ameib Farm 60Farm
UsakosTown
KaribibConstituency
Erongo RegionRegion
NamibiaCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
21° 46' 55'' South , 15° 37' 28'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Usakos9,147 (2012)24.3km
Karibib6,898 (2012)27.3km


Minerals in miarolitic cavities.

Large farm rich in minerals. Cassiterite was first found in the Erongo in 1910 on this farm.

Regions containing this locality

African PlateTectonic Plate

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


12 valid minerals. 1 erroneous literature entry.

Detailed Mineral List:

Beryl
Formula: Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Reference: [MinRec 31:194]
Beryl var: Aquamarine
Formula: Be3Al2Si6O18
Cassiterite
Formula: SnO2
Reference: Min Rec (2006) 37:361-470
'Clays'
Reference: Jahn, S. (2010): Blue Beauties - Jeremejewit-Neufund auf der Farm Ameib, Namibia. Mineralien-Welt 21 (4), 31-33.
Elbaite
Formula: Na(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Description: Green and green-blue coloured tourmaline.
Reference: Bezing, L. von, Bode, R. & Jahn, S. (2007): Namibia. Minerals & Localities, Edition Schloss Freudenstein, Bode Verlag, Haltern, 526 pp. (in English)
Fluorapatite
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3F
Reference: Min Rec (2006) 37:361-470
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Description: A very large dark green fluorite crystal found in 2013 is photographed in Namibia Minerals and Localities II page 289
Reference: Bezing, L. von., Bode, R., and Jahn, S., (2016) Namibia Minerals and Localities II. Edition Krüger-Stiftung, Bode Verlag GmbH, Salzhemmendorf, Germany, 661 pp (in English)
Foitite ?
Formula: (□,Na)(Fe2+2Al)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3OH
Habit: Thin, long-prismatic.
Colour: black to dark-green
Description: No analytical data of method of analysis given.
Reference: Jahn, S. (2010): Blue Beauties - Jeremejewit-Neufund auf der Farm Ameib, Namibia. Mineralien-Welt 21 (4), 31-33.
Jeremejevite
Formula: Al6(BO3)5(F,OH)3
Reference: Mineralogical Record (2006): 37: 361-470; Jahn, S. (2010): Blue Beauties - Jeremejewit-Neufund auf der Farm Ameib, Namibia. Mineralien-Welt 21 (4), 31-33.
Microcline
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Min Rec (2006) 37:361-470
Opal
Formula: SiO2 · nH2O
Description: Hyalite
Reference: No reference listed
Purpurite
Formula: Mn3+(PO4)
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Jahn, S. (2010): Blue Beauties - Jeremejewit-Neufund auf der Farm Ameib, Namibia. Mineralien-Welt 21 (4), 31-33.
Quartz var: Smoky Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Jahn, S. (2010): Blue Beauties - Jeremejewit-Neufund auf der Farm Ameib, Namibia. Mineralien-Welt 21 (4), 31-33.
Schorl
Formula: Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Topaz
Formula: Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Reference: Jahn, S. (2010): Blue Beauties - Jeremejewit-Neufund auf der Farm Ameib, Namibia. Mineralien-Welt 21 (4), 31-33.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Cassiterite4.DB.05SnO2
Opal4.DA.10SiO2 · nH2O
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Smoky Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 6 - Borates
Jeremejevite6.AB.15Al6(BO3)5(F,OH)3
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Fluorapatite8.BN.05Ca5(PO4)3F
Purpurite ?8.AB.10Mn3+(PO4)
Group 9 - Silicates
Beryl9.CJ.05Be3Al2(Si6O18)
var: Aquamarine9.CJ.05Be3Al2Si6O18
Elbaite9.CK.05Na(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Foitite ?9.CK.05(□,Na)(Fe2+2Al)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3OH
Microcline9.FA.30K(AlSi3O8)
Schorl9.CK.05Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Topaz9.AF.35Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Clays'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
AX2
Cassiterite4.4.1.5SnO2
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 25 - ANHYDROUS BORATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Miscellaneous
Jeremejevite25.8.1.1Al6(BO3)5(F,OH)3
Group 38 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, AND VANADATES
AXO4
Purpurite ?38.4.1.2Mn3+(PO4)
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
A5(XO4)3Zq
Fluorapatite41.8.1.1Ca5(PO4)3F
Group 52 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and O,OH,F,H2O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [6] coordination only
Topaz52.3.1.1Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Group 61 - CYCLOSILICATES Six-Membered Rings
Six-Membered Rings with [Si6O18] rings; possible (OH) and Al substitution
Beryl61.1.1.1Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Six-Membered Rings with borate groups
Elbaite61.3.1.8Na(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Foitite ?61.3.1.1(□,Na)(Fe2+2Al)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3OH
Schorl61.3.1.10Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with H2O and organics
Opal75.2.1.1SiO2 · nH2O
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Microcline76.1.1.5K(AlSi3O8)
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Beryl
var: Aquamarine
-Be3Al2Si6O18
'Clays'-
Quartz
var: Smoky Quartz
-SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H OpalSiO2 · nH2O
H JeremejeviteAl6(BO3)5(F,OH)3
H ElbaiteNa(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
H SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
H TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
H Foitite(□,Na)(Fe22+Al)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3OH
LiLithium
Li ElbaiteNa(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
BeBeryllium
Be BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Be Beryl (var: Aquamarine)Be3Al2Si6O18
BBoron
B JeremejeviteAl6(BO3)5(F,OH)3
B ElbaiteNa(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
B SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
B Foitite(□,Na)(Fe22+Al)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3OH
OOxygen
O BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
O OpalSiO2 · nH2O
O JeremejeviteAl6(BO3)5(F,OH)3
O ElbaiteNa(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
O Beryl (var: Aquamarine)Be3Al2Si6O18
O SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
O CassiteriteSnO2
O MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
O FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
O TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
O Quartz (var: Smoky Quartz)SiO2
O QuartzSiO2
O Foitite(□,Na)(Fe22+Al)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3OH
O PurpuriteMn3+(PO4)
FFluorine
F JeremejeviteAl6(BO3)5(F,OH)3
F FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
F TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
F FluoriteCaF2
NaSodium
Na ElbaiteNa(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Na SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
AlAluminium
Al BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Al JeremejeviteAl6(BO3)5(F,OH)3
Al ElbaiteNa(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Al Beryl (var: Aquamarine)Be3Al2Si6O18
Al SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Al MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
Al TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Al Foitite(□,Na)(Fe22+Al)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3OH
SiSilicon
Si BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Si OpalSiO2 · nH2O
Si ElbaiteNa(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Si Beryl (var: Aquamarine)Be3Al2Si6O18
Si SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Si MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
Si TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Si Quartz (var: Smoky Quartz)SiO2
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Foitite(□,Na)(Fe22+Al)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3OH
PPhosphorus
P FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
P PurpuriteMn3+(PO4)
KPotassium
K MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
CaCalcium
Ca FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
Ca FluoriteCaF2
MnManganese
Mn PurpuriteMn3+(PO4)
FeIron
Fe SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Fe Foitite(□,Na)(Fe22+Al)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3OH
SnTin
Sn CassiteriteSnO2

References

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Cairncross, B. and Bahmann, U. (2006) Famous Mineral Localities: The Erongo Mountains Namibia. Mineralogical Record, 37(5), 361-470.
Von Bezing, L., Bode, R., and Jahn, S. (2008) Namibia Minerals and Localities. Edition Schloss Freudenstein, Bode Verlag GmbH, Haltern, (in English).
Jahn, S. (2010) Blue Beauties - Jeremejewit-Neufund auf der Farm Ameib, Namibia. Mineralien-Welt Magazine: 21(4): 31-33.

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