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Auchas mine, Orange River mining area, Oranjemund, ǁKaras Region, Namibiai
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Auchas mineMine
Orange River mining areaArea
OranjemundConstituency
ǁKaras RegionRegion
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28° 21' 25'' South , 16° 47' 24'' East
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PlacePopulationDistance
Oranjemund8,496 (2014)40.9km


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 List

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Mineral List


1 valid mineral.

Detailed Mineral List:

Diamond
Formula: C
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 Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Diamond1.CB.10aC

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Semi-metals and non-metals
Diamond1.3.6.1C

List of minerals for each chemical element

CCarbon
C DiamondC

References

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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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