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Olifantspoort Mine, Olifantspoort Farm, Rustenburg (Rustenburg District), Western Bushveld Complex, Bojanala Platinum District, North West Province, South Africa
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Reported as a small copper deposit of the "Later Iron Age", in a group of a large number of working and mines of the Iron Age worked by indigenous peoples.

The deposit is a vein deposit exposed over about 100m although the vein has been traced on surface for about 0.6 km.

Mineral List

Anglesite
Aurichalcite
Azurite
Beudantite
Brochantite
Calcite
Cerussite
Chalcocite
Chalcopyrite
Chrysocolla
Covellite
Cyanotrichite
Descloizite
Fornacite
Galena
Goethite
Hemimorphite
Linarite
Malachite
Mottramite
Pyrite
Pyromorphite
Quartz
Rosasite
Siderite
Silver
Smithsonite
Sphalerite
Vanadinite
Vauquelinite


30 entries listed. 30 valid minerals.

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References

Friede, H. M., (1980), Iron Age Mining in the Transvaal. Journal of the South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy: April: 156

Reeks, G. (2007) Olifantspoort Mine, Olifantspoort, Northern Province. South African Micromount Society newsletter: 33(3)

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