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Kuruman

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Südafrika / Nordkap (Northern Cape), Provinz / Kalahari Manganese Field / Kuruman

Journey Description

Stadt mit 13.000 Einwohnern.

Exposure description

Verschiedene mineralische Rohstoffe werden hier abgebaut, z.B. Manganerz, Eisenerz und die weltweit größten Mengen an Krokydolith (blauer Asbest).

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https://www.mineralatlas.eu/?l=55312
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Shortened path specification

Kuruman, Kalahari Manganese Field, Nordkap, ZA
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N'Chwaning
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N'Chwaning
Traum aller Mineralienaammler : das Manganbergwerk von N'Chwaning
Copyright: giantcrystal; Contribution: Stefan
Location: Südafrika/Nordkap (Northern Cape), Provinz/Kalahari Manganese Field/Kuruman/N'Chwaning Mines (NChwaning Mines)
Image: 1257351907
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N'Chwaning

Traum aller Mineralienaammler : das Manganbergwerk von N'Chwaning

Copyright: giantcrystal
Contribution: Stefan 2009-11-04

Mineral images (373 Images total)

Shigait
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Shigait
Bildbreite: 4 mm; Fundort: N'Chwaning Mine (Kalahari - Manganfeld), Kuruman, Südafrika
Copyright: Leonardus; Contribution: slugslayer
Location: Südafrika/Nordkap (Northern Cape), Provinz/Kalahari Manganese Field/Kuruman/N'Chwaning Mines (NChwaning Mines)
Mineral: Shigaite
Image: 1223324304
Rating: 8.5 (votes: 2)
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Shigait

Bildbreite: 4 mm; Fundort: N'Chwaning Mine (Kalahari - Manganfeld), Kuruman, Südafrika

Copyright: Leonardus
Contribution: slugslayer 2008-10-06
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Thaumasit
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Thaumasit
Diese etwa 12 mm x 4 mm große Stufe aus der N'Chwaning II Mine im Kalahari Manganese Field zeigt prismatischen Thaumasit mit einem Puschel aus Xonotlit.
Copyright: Klaus Schäfer; Contribution: Klaus Schäfer
Collection: Klaus Schäfer, Collection number: KMF-Thau-5-1-3
Location: Südafrika/Nordkap (Northern Cape), Provinz/Kalahari Manganese Field/Kuruman/N'Chwaning Mines (NChwaning Mines)/N'Chwaning II Mine
Mineral: Thaumasite, Xonotlite
Image: 1643480731
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Thaumasit (SNr: KMF-Thau-5-1-3)

Diese etwa 12 mm x 4 mm große Stufe aus der N'Chwaning II Mine im Kalahari Manganese Field zeigt prismatischen Thaumasit mit einem Puschel aus Xonotlit.

Collection: Klaus Schäfer
Copyright: Klaus Schäfer
Contribution: Klaus Schäfer 2022-01-29
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Rhodochrosite
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Rhodochrosite
Perfect quality, rhodochrosite crystal, from N'Chwaning Mines, Kuruman, Kalahari manganese field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa; Size 29 х 13 х 10 mm
Copyright: pegmatite; Contribution: pegmatite
Collection: pegmatite
Location: Südafrika/Nordkap (Northern Cape), Provinz/Kalahari Manganese Field/Kuruman/N'Chwaning Mines (NChwaning Mines)
Mineral: Rhodochrosite
Image: 1477929833
Rating: 9 (votes: 1)
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Rhodochrosite

Perfect quality, rhodochrosite crystal, from N'Chwaning Mines, Kuruman, Kalahari manganese field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa; Size 29 х 13 х 10 mm

Collection: pegmatite
Copyright: pegmatite
Contribution: pegmatite 2016-10-31
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Minerals (Count: 103)

Rocks (Count: 6)

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Kuruman

Reference- and Source indication, Literature

Literatur:

  • Beukes, N.J. (1984) Sedimentology of the Kuruman and Griquatown Iron-formations, Transvaal Supergroup, Griqualand West, South Africa. Precambrian Research 24: 47-84.
  • Am. Min. (1995): 80: 377-86.
  • Min. Rec. (1996): 27: 203-204.
  • Armbruster, T., et al. (2002). Min. Mag.: 66: 137-50.
  • Wahle, M.W., Bujnowski, T.J., Guggenheim, S., Kogure, T. (2010): Guidottiite, the Mn-analogue of cronstedtite: A new serpentine group mineral from South Africa. Clays and Clay Minerals, 58, 364-78.

IDs

GUSID (Global unique identifier short form) ruTVWcFKfUW2VZK2rJfcxA
GUID (Global unique identifier) 59D5E4AE-4AC1-457D-B655-92B6AC97DCC4
Database ID 55312