Auchas mine, Orange River mining area, Oranjemund, ǁKaras Region, Namibiai
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|Orange River mining area||Area|
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
28° 21' 25'' South , 16° 47' 24'' East
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Diamond mine active 1990-2000, operating on 17 million years old river gravels of the Orange river, unlike the marine deposits of coastal Namibia. The thickness of the diamond-bearing layers varies between 0 and 20 m. Located ca. 40 km NE of Oranjemund.
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Commodity ListThis is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.
1 valid mineral.
Detailed Mineral List:
| ⓘ Diamond|
Reference: Jacob, R. J., Bluck, B. J., & Ward, J. D. (1999). Tertiary-age diamondiferous fluid deposits of the lower Orange River valley, Southwest Africa. Economic Geology, 94(5), 749-758.
List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification
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Daul, J., Bauer, K. & Moser, P. (1993): Bergbau in Namiba - Erfahrungen einer Studienreise. Institut für Bergbaukunde, Bergtechnik und Bergwirtschaft, Wissenschaftliche Schriftenreihe No. 3, Leoben, Austria, 130 pp (in German).
Croll, A. M., & Cooper, G. (1993). Auchas Mine: Its Discovery, Its Mining And Its Future. In Abstracts: Conference on Mining Investment in Namibia: 17-19 March, 1993, Windhoek, Namibia (p. 89). Ministry Publications.
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