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Northern Cape Province, South Africa

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This province was created in 1994 when the old Cape of Good Hope province was split up. The Northern Cape province is the largest and most sparsely populated province in South Africa, its size is comparable with the state of Montana and Germany. Kimberley is the capital, well known for the diamond rush which started 1869. The Orange River flows through the province and forms the border with the Free State province in the south-east and with Namibia in the north-west. The river is also known for the orange to red hematite included quartz crystals that have emerged since the millennium. The north of the province is primarily Kalahari Desert a semi-arid savannah with a thick layer of red sand dominating the landscape. The Northern Cape province reflects a rich, mainly Stone Age, archaeological heritage, with cave sites and a wealth of rock art sites. In the north-eastern parts of the province there are sites attributable to the Iron Age. The Richtersveld Cultural and Botanical Landscape was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site, in 2007. The Province is divided into 5 districts.

(Sources: Wikipedia, Minerals of South Africa by Cairncross et al & UNESCO.)

Mineral List

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

Aegirine

Aegirine-augite

var: Blanfordite

Afwillite (TL)

Akdalaite

Åkermanite

Alabandite

Albite

var: Cleavelandite

'Albite-Anorthite Series'

Allanite-(Ce)

'Allanite Group'

Allanite-(La)

Allophane

Almandine

Alunite

Amblygonite

Amesite

'Amesite-2H1'

Amphibole Supergroup

Analcime

Andalusite

Andradite

var: Hydroandradite

Anglesite

Anhydrite

Ankerite

Antigorite

'Apatite'

'Apophyllite'

Aragonite

Armalcolite

Armbrusterite

Arsenopyrite

Atacamite

Augite

Autunite

Axinite-(Fe)

Azurite

Baddeleyite

Banalsite

Barbosalite

Baryte

'Beaverite-(Cu)'

Becquerelite

Bementite

Bertrandite

Beryl

'Biotite'

Birnessite

Bismoclite (TL)

Bismuth

Bismuthinite

Bismutite

Bixbyite

var: Sitaparite

Bornite

Brandtite

Brannerite

Braunite

'Braunite-II' (FRL)

Brazilianite

Brochantite

Brookite

Brucite

Bultfonteinite (TL)

Bustamite

Cairncrossite (TL)

Calcite

var: Glendonite

Calderite

Caledonite

Caryopilite

Cassiterite

Celestine

Cerianite-(Ce)

Cerussite

Chalcanthite

Chalcocite

Chalcophanite

Chalcopyrite

Chamosite

Charlesite

'Chlorite Group'

Chondrodite

Chromite

Chrysoberyl

Chrysocolla

Churchite-(Y)

Cinnabar

Clinochlore

'Clinochrysotile'

Clinohumite

'Clinopyroxene Subgroup'

Clinotobermorite

Clinozoisite

Colinowensite (TL)

Coloradoite

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

'Columbite-Tantalite'

Connellite

Copper

'Copper Stain'

Cordierite

Corkite

Cornetite

Corundum

Covellite

Creaseyite

Creedite

Cryptomelane

'Cualstibite-1M'

Cubanite

Cuprite

Cuprotungstite

Curite

Cyanotrichite

Cymrite

Cyprine (TL)

Datolite

Daubréelite

Davidite-(La)

'Desert Rose'

Despujolsite

Diaboleite

Diamond

var: Stewartite (of Sutton)

Diaspore

var: Mangan-diaspore

Diegogattaite (TL)

Digenite

Diopside

var: Chromian Diopside

'Diopside-Hedenbergite Series'

'var: Ferrosalite'

Dioptase

Djerfisherite

Dolomite

Dravite

Dufrénite

Dumortierite

Effenbergerite (TL)

Elbaite

Enstatite

Ephesite

Epidote

Ettringite

Eucryptite

Eudialyte

Euxenite-(Y)

Faheyite

'Fayalite-Tephroite Series'

'var: Knebelite'

Feitknechtite

'Feldspar Group'

Ferberite

'Fergusonite'

Fergusonite-(Y)

Ferro-actinolite

'Ferro-akermanite'

Ferrobustamite

Ferro-hornblende

Ferrokinoshitalite (TL)

Ferrosilite

Fluocerite-(Ce)

Fluorapatite

Fluorapophyllite-(K)

Fluorite

Forsterite

Foshagite

Friedelite

'Gadolinite'

Gadolinite-(Y)

Gageite

'Gageite-2M'

Gahnite

Galena

Gamagarite (TL)

'Garnet'

Gatehouseite

Gaudefroyite

Gedrite

Geikielite

Gibbsite

Glaucochroite

Glauconite

Goethite

Gold

Gonyerite

Gorceixite

Gowerite

Goyazite

Graftonite

Grandidierite

Graphite

Greenalite

Grossular

var: Hibschite

'Grossular-Hibschite Series'

Groutite

Grunerite

Gudmundite

Guidottiite (TL)

Gypsum

Hausmannite

Hawthorneite (TL)

Heazlewoodite

Hematite

var: Specularite

Hemimorphite

Hennomartinite (TL)

Henritermierite

Hercynite

Hessite

Heterosite

'Högbomite'

Hollandite

Holtstamite (TL)

'Hornblende'

Hotsonite (TL)

Hübnerite

Hureaulite

Hydroxyapophyllite-(K)

Hydroxylapatite

'Hypersthene'

Ilmenite

var: Magnesian Chromian Ilmenite

Inesite

Inyoite

Iron

var: Kamacite

Jacobsite

Jarosite

Jennite

Johannsenite

Jouravskite

Kalinite

Kaolinite

Kenotobermorite (TL)

'Kenotobermorite-4O'

Kentrolite

'K Feldspar'

Kirschsteinite

Kornerupine

Kutnohorite

Kyanite

Lavinskyite (TL)

Leadhillite

'Lead-parkerite'

Lepidocrocite

'Lepidolite'

Leucophoenicite

Libethenite

'Limonite'

Linarite

Lindsleyite (TL)

Linnaeite

Lipuite (TL)

Lithiophilite

Lithiophorite

Lizardite

Löllingite

Mackinawite

Magnesio-arfvedsonite

Magnetite

var: Titaniferous Magnetite

Malachite

'Manganese'

'Manganese Oxides'

Manganite

'Manganoan Calcite'

Manganvesuvianite (TL)

Manjiroite

Marcasite

Marokite

Marshallsussmanite (TL)

Mathiasite (TL)

Meieranite (TL)

Meionite

Melonite

'Meteoritic Iron'

'Mica Group'

Microcline

var: Amazonite

Microlite Group

Millerite

Minnesotaite

Molybdenite

'Monazite'

Monazite-(Ce)

Monticellite

'Morganite'

Mountainite (TL)

Mozartite

Muscovite

var: Illite

var: Sericite

Natroalunite

Natrolite

Nchwaningite (TL)

Neltnerite

Nepheline

Nickeline

Niter

Noelbensonite

Nontronite

Norrishite

Nsutite

Oldhamite

'Olivine'

Olmiite (TL)

Omphacite

Opal

Orientite

Orlymanite (TL)

Orthoclase

'Orthopyroxene Subgroup'

Osumilite-(Mg)

Oyelite

Paratacamite

Pargasite

Parsettensite

'Partridgeite'

Pectolite

Pentlandite

Perovskite

Perryite

Phenakite

Phlogopite

Phosphosiderite

Piemontite

Piemontite-(Sr)

Plancheite

Plumbogummite

Plumbojarosite

Poldervaartite (TL)

Pollucite

Polycrase-(Y)

Portlandite

Potassic-mangani-leakeite (TL)

'Potassic-richterite'

Prehnite

'Psilomelane'

'Pumpellyite'

Purpurite

Pyrite

Pyrochlore Group

Pyrochlore Supergroup

var: Betafite (of Hogarth 1977)

Pyrochroite

Pyrolusite

Pyromorphite

Pyrope

Pyrophanite

Pyrophyllite

'Pyroxene Group'

Pyrrhotite

Quartz

var: "Herkimer-style" Quartz

var: Agate

var: Amethyst

var: Bloodstone

var: Carnelian

var: Chalcedony

var: Rose Quartz

var: Smoky Quartz

Ramsdellite

Ranciéite

Reichenbachite

Rhodesite (TL)

Rhodochrosite

Rhodonite

Richterite

Rickardite

Riebeckite

'Riebeckite Root Name'

'var: Crocidolite'

Rockbridgeite

Romanèchite

Ruizite

Rutile

var: Ilmenorutile

var: Niobian Chromian Rutile

var: Strüverite

Samarskite-(Y)

Saponite

Sapphirine

Sauconite

Scheelite

Schorl

Schreibersite

Scorodite

Scottyite (TL)

Serandite

'Serpentine Subgroup'

Shigaite

Siderite

Sillimanite

Silver

Smithsonite

Sogdianite

Spessartine

Sphalerite

Spinel

var: Chromspinel

var: Pleonaste

Spodumene

Staurolite

Stevensite

'Stilbite'

Stilpnomelane

Strengite

Strontianite

Sturmanite

Sugilite

Sussexite

Sylvanite

Taikanite

Talc

Taniajacoite (TL)

'Tantalite'

'Tapiolite'

Tavorite

Tellurobismuthite

Tenorite

Tephroite

Tetradymite

Tetraferriannite

Tetrahedrite

Thaumasite

Thomsonite-Ca

Thorianite

Thorite

var: Uranothorite

'Tiger's Eye'

Titanite

Tobermorite

Todorokite

Tokyoite

Topaz

Torbernite

'Tourmaline'

Tremolite

Tridymite

Triphylite

Triplite

Triploidite

Troilite

Turquoise

Tweddillite (TL)

'UM1975-09-O:BaCrFeMgTiV'

'Unnamed (possible ordered As-analogue of Tokyoite)'

Uraninite

Valleriite

Vaterite

Vermiculite

Vesuvianite

Violarite

Vivianite

Vonbezingite (TL)

Vuagnatite

'Wad'

Werdingite (TL)

Wesselsite (TL)

Witherite

Wolfeite

'Wolframite'

Wollastonite

'Xenotime'

Xenotime-(Y)

Xonotlite

Zaherite

Zircon

Zoisite

Zunyite


382 valid minerals. 36 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals. 1 (FRL) - first recorded locality of unapproved mineral/variety/etc.

Rock Types Recorded

Entries shown in red are rocks recorded for this region.

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Localities in this Region

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References

Cairncross, B. and Dixon, R., (1995) Minerals of South Africa. The Geological Society of South Africa, Linden 2104, South Africa, pp.290.

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