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Renco Mine, Chiredzi Mining District (Hartley Mining District), Masvingo, Zimbabwe

Latitude: 20°37'33"S
Longitude: 31°9'59"E
A gold property owned by Rio Tinto Zimbabwe. Started about 1983. Produced 227,288 tons ore (= 1,850 kg Au) (1984). Located 75 kilometers southeast of Masvingo (Fort Victoria).

Mineral List

'Albite-Anorthite Series'
Arsenopyrite
'Biotite'
Bismuth
Calcite
Chalcopyrite
'Chlorite Group'
Cubanite
Epidote
'Garnet'
Gold
Ilmenite
'K Feldspar'
'Leucoxene'
Magnetite
var: Titaniferous Magnetite
Maldonite
Molybdenite
Muscovite
var: Sericite

Orthoclase
'Orthopyroxene Subgroup'
Pyrite
Pyrrhotite
Quartz
Rutile
'Saussurite'
'Serpentine Group'
Siderite
Sphalerite
Tetradymite


30 entries listed. 19 valid minerals.

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References

Econ Geol (1996) 91:1225-1238

Kolb, J., Kisters, A.F.M., Hoernes, S., and Meyer, F.M. (2000): The origin of fluids and nature of fluid-rock interaction in mid-crustal auriferous mylonites of the Renco mine, southern Zimbabwe. Mineralium Deposita 35, 109-125.

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