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Geology of the Skorpion Supergene Zinc Deposit, Southern Namibia

Borg, Gregor; Karner, Katrin; Buxton, Mike; Armstrong, Richard; van der Merwe, Schalk


The Skorpion zinc deposit in southwestern Namibia comprises a significant nonsulfide orebody (24.6 Mt at 10.6% Zn) and subordinate amounts of primary base metal sulfide mineralization, which structurally, underlies the nonsulfide ores at depth. The host rocks of the blind, nonsulfide orebody and relict sulfide mineralization consist of a mixed volcano-sedimentary sequence of Neoproterozoic age that has formed in an initial continental rift system between the Kalahari cratonic province and the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2003
Type: Journal article
Source: Economic Geology; Bulletin of the Society of Economic Geologists
DOI: 10.2113/gsecongeo.98.4.749


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