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Bultfontein Mine, KEM JV Mine (Kimberley Ekapa Mining Joint Venture mine; Kimberley Underground mine), Kimberley, Francis Baard District, Northern Cape Province, South Africa

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 28° 46' 5'' South , 24° 47' 31'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -28.76816,24.79206
Köppen climate type:BSh : Hot semi-arid (steppe) climate


A diamond mine in a kimberlite pipe, closed in 2005.


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20 valid minerals. 6 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Regional Geology

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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Permian
252.17 - 298.9 Ma



ID: 2230572
Prince Albert Formation of Ecca Group of Karoo Supergroup

Age: Permian (252.17 - 298.9 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Prince Albert Formation

Description: Dark-grey mudrock

Reference: Council for Geoscience. Geologic map of South Africa, 1:1M. National Science Councils of South Africa. [41]

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References

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Parry, J., Williams, A. and Wright, F.E., (1932). On bultfonteinite, a new fluorine bearing hydrous calcium silicate. Mineralogical Magazine, 23, 145-162.
Mountain, E.D., (1956). Rhodesite, a new mineral from the Bultfontein mine, Kimberley. Mineralogical Magazine, 31, 607-610.
Mathias, M., Siebert, J.C., and Rickwood, P.C. (1970): Some Aspects of the Mineralogy and Petrology of Ultramafic Xenoliths in Kimberlite. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 26, 75-123.
Mining Annual Review(1985):147
Cairncross, B. (2004) Field Guide To Rocks & Minerals Of Southern Africa: 67.
Field, M., Stiefenhofer, J., Robey, J., and Kurszlaukis, S. (2008): Kimberlite-hosted diamond deposits of southern Africa: A review. Ore Geology Reviews 34, 33-75.
Dana 7:I:149

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