The Onganja mining district Namibia

Bruce Cairncross, Stuart Moir

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The Onganja mine is famous for the huge, well-formed cuprite crystals found there in 1973, and the fine specimens of non-pseudomorphous malachite recovered in 1974, A number of other species in display-quality specimens have also come to light. The mine is now closed and flooded, making it unlikely that further specimens will emerge.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)85-97
Number of pages13
JournalMineralogical Record
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geochemistry and Petrology


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