|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||5° 31' North , 39° 2' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||5.51667,39.03333|
|Köppen climate type:||Aw : Tropical savanna, wet|
Active tantalite mine in the Main Kenticha pegmatite sheet (thickness 40-100 m; exposed over 2 km). Annual production of about 120 tons of tantalum concentrate grading at 50-70% Ta2O5.
Mining is presently (Küster et al., 2009) restricted to the upper zone in the eastern and northern parts of the pegmatite.
37 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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|Ediacaran - Cryogenian|
541 - 720 Ma
|Ectasian - Paleoproterozoic|
1200 - 2500 Ma
|Paleoproterozoic-Mesoproterozoic sedimentary rocks|
Age: Proterozoic (1200 - 2500 Ma)
Lithology: Sedimentary rocks
Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529.