Diamond bearing, kimberlite pipes in the Central Zone of the Limpopo Belt, Limpopo Province, South Africa were discovered on the Farm Venetia in the late 1970’s. These ~530 to ~519 Ma pipes constitute a world class ore body, with a historic head grade (since 1992) varying between ~100 and ~135 carats/100 tonnes. They presently produce about ~40% of South Africa’s diamonds and hence ~6% of the total world’s. The position of these pipes within in the Central Zone, an ~2.04 to ~2.0 Ga assembly of various Archean and Proterozoic terranes between the Kaapvaal and Zimbabwe Cratons, apparently defies one of...
Introduction to recent studies of geology in and around the Venetia kimberlite pipes, Limpopo Belt, South Africa.
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Jay Barton, Reiner Klemd, Fred Brown; Introduction to recent studies of geology in and around the Venetia kimberlite pipes, Limpopo Belt, South Africa.. South African Journal of Geology ; 106 (2-3): 101–102. doi: https://doi.org/10.2113/106.2-3.101
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