Klein Aub

Sediment-hosted stratabound copper (Reduced-facies) deposit in Rehoboth, Namibia

Names and other identifiers

GMRAP ID 10898
Tract name Northwest Botswana Rift (002rfCu2002)
Site status deposit

Geographic location

Country Namibia
State or province Rehoboth
Geographic location 16.63333, -23.8
Geologic map unit 16.63333, -23.8
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Sediment-hosted stratabound copper
Deposit subtype Reduced-facies
Age (Ma) 750Ma
Minerals chalcopyrite, bornite, chalcocite cuprite, pyrite

Commodity and development information

Major commodities Cu, Ag
Tonnage (Mt) 6Mt
Cu grade (%) 1.5%
Contained copper 90,000t

Reference information

References Maiden and others (1984); Andritzky (1998); Cox and others (2003); Ruxton (1986)
Site reference Zientek and others (in press)
Maiden, K.J., Innes, A.H., King, M.J., Master, S., and Pettitt, I., 1984, Regional controls on the localization of stratabound copper deposits – Proterozoic examples from southern Africa and South Australia: Precambrian Research, V. 25, p. 99–118.
Andritzky, G., 1998, Mineral map of Namibia: Geological Survey of Namibia, 1 map on 2 sheets, scale 1:1,000,000.
Cox, D.P., Lindsey, D.A., Singer, D.A., Moring, B.C., and Diggles, M.F., 2003 [2007], Sediment-hosted copper deposits of the world—Deposit models and database: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 03–107, v. 1.3, 53 p. (Also available at http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2003/of03-107/.)
Ruxton, P.A., 1986, Sedimentology, isotopic signature, and ore genesis of the Klein Aub copper mine, South West Africa/Namibia, in Anhaeusser, C.R., and Maske, S., eds., Mineral deposits of southern Africa: Johannesburg, Geological Society of South Africa, p. 1,725–1,738.