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

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

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Kuruman, Kalahari Manganese Field, Nordkap, ZA
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Important: Before entering this or any other place of discovery you should have a permission of the operator and/or owner. Likewise it is to be respected that necessary safety precautions are kept during the visit.

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Minerals (Count: 99)

Rocks (Count: 6)

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Reference- and Source indication, Literature


  • 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.