Title

Characterizing Megascopic Textures in Fluorospar Ores at Okorusu Mine

Abstract

Recent field mapping in two open pits at the Okorusu fluorspar mine in Namibia confirmed the presence of a variety of host rocks that were replaced by fluorite ores. The presence of certain textures in the fluorite ores can be used to identify the original host rock that was replaced. The character of the original host rock prior to fluorite replacement, in turn, has a significant controlling influence upon the beneficiation problems that are experienced for those ores.

Department(s)

Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Fluorspar; Geological Surveys; Minerals; Optical Microscopy; Rocks; Textures, Cathodoluminescence Microscopy; Field Mapping; Fluorite Ores; Fluorspar Ores; Okorusu Mine; Pegmatitic Carbonatite; Fluorspar Deposits

Geographic Coverage

Okorusu, Namibia

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

1047-4838

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2000 Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS), All rights reserved.

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