Connoisseur's Choice: Nambulite, Kombat Mine, Grootfontein, Otjozondjupa Region, Namibia

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Abstract

The discovery of nambulite at the Kombat mine in Namibia in 1975 raised the bar for this rare species. Originally described three years earlier from the type locality in Japan, Kombat was the second reported locality, but unlike the massive type-material, the Kombat mine nambulite crystals are extraordinary. The best crystals are bright vermilion, perhaps rivaled in color only by Broken Hill, Australia, rhodonite or proustite.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)530-534
Number of pages5
JournalRocks and Minerals
Volume95
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geology
  • Economic Geology
  • Stratigraphy

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