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Geological map of Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe
The Penhalonga Gold Mine circa 1910

Penhalonga, Mutare District, Manicaland, Zimbabwe
Geological map of Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe
The Penhalonga Gold Mine circa 1910

Penhalonga, Mutare District, Manicaland, Zimbabwe
Geological map of Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe
The Penhalonga Gold Mine circa 1910

Penhalonga, Mutare District, Manicaland, Zimbabwe
 
Name(s) in local language(s):Zimbabwe (Southern Rhodesia; Rhodesia)


Zimbabwe (named as such from 1980 onwards) was formerly called Southern Rhodesia (1901–1965), Rhodesia (1965–1979), Zimbabwe Rhodesia (1979) and Southern Rhodesia (1979-1980).

For Northern Rhodesia see Zambia.

The Great Dyke is an area of mafic and ultramafic rocks that is 4-11 km wide and 550 km long. It contains significant resources of platinum group elements. It stretches from the Mimosa mine to the Snake's Head area.

Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities

Actinolite

Adamite

var: Cobaltoan Adamite

var: Cuprian Adamite

Aegirine-augite

Albite

var: Cleavelandite

var: Oligoclase

'Albite-Anorthite Series'

Allophane

Alluaudite

Almandine

Altaite

Alumotantite

Amblygonite

'Amblygonite-Montebrasite Series'

Analcime

Andalusite

var: Chiastolite

Anglesite

Anhydrite

Ankerite

Annabergite

Anorthite

Anthophyllite

Antigorite

Antimony

'Apatite'

'var: Carbonate-rich Apatite'

Aragonite

Arfvedsonite

Argentopentlandite

Armalcolite

Arrojadite-(KFe)

Arsenopyrite

Atheneite

Atokite

Augite

Aurichalcite

Aurostibite

Awaruite

Azurite

Baddeleyite

Baryte

Bayldonite

'Beaverite-(Cu)'

Berthierite

Beryl

var: Aquamarine

var: Emerald

var: Goshenite

var: Heliodor

var: Morganite

Bieberite

Bijvoetite-(Y)

Bikitaite (TL)

'Biotite'

Bismite

Bismuth

Bismuthinite

Bismutite

Bismutotantalite

Bixbyite

Bornite

Braggite

Brazilianite

Brochantite

Brucite

'Cacholong'

Calcite

var: Manganoan Calcite

'Calcite Group'

Cancrinite

Carnotite

Cassiterite

Celadonite

Cerussite

Chalcocite

Chalcopyrite

Chalcostibite

'Chevkinite Group'

'Chlorite Group'

Chromite

Chrysoberyl

var: Alexandrite

Chrysocolla

Chrysotile

Cinnabar

Clausthalite

Clinochlore

Clinochrysotile

Clinoclase

'Clinopyroxene Subgroup'

Clinozoisite

Cobaltite

Coloradoite

'Columbite'

Columbite-(Fe)

'Columbite-(Fe)-Columbite-(Mn) Series'

'Columbite-Tantalite'

Cooperite

Copper

Cordierite

Cornwallite

Corundum

var: Ruby

var: Sapphire

Cosalite

Covellite

Crocoite

Cubanite

Cummingtonite

Cuprite

Diamond

Diaspore

Digenite

Diopside

Dioptase

Dolomite

Dravite

Duftite

Dumortierite

Elbaite

Empressite

Enstatite

Epidote

Euclase

Eucryptite

'Feldspar Group'

'var: Perthite'

Ferberite

'Fergusonite'

'Ferro-Actinolite-Tremolite Series'

Fluorapatite

Fluorite

Forsterite

Francevillite

Galena

'Garnet'

Gaspéite

Gedrite

Geikielite

Gersdorffite

var: Cobaltoan Gersdorffite

Goethite

Gold

var: Electrum

Gorceixite

Goslarite

Graftonite

Graphite

Grayite (TL)

Gudmundite

Gypsum

var: Selenite

Hafnon

'Halloysite'

Hastingsite

Hedleyite

Helvine

Hematite

Hemimorphite

Hessite

Hetaerolite

Heterosite

'Heulandite'

Hollandite

Hollingworthite

Holmquistite

'Hornblende'

Hydromagnesite

Hydroxylapatite

Ikunolite

Ilmenite

var: Manganoan Ilmenite

Ingodite

Irarsite

Iridium

var: Osmiridium

'Jade'

'var: Nephrite'

Jamesonite

Jarosite

Jonassonite

Joséite-A

Joséite-B

Kaolinite

Kasolite

Kermesite

'K Feldspar'

'var: Adularia'

Kostovite

Kotulskite

Kyanite

Laumontite

Laurite

Lavendulan

Lazulite

Lead

Legrandite

'Lepidolite'

Leucoxene

'Limonite'

Linnaeite

Litharge

Lithiophilite

Loparite-(Ce)

Loveringite

Mackinawite

Magnesite

Magnetite

var: Titaniferous Magnetite

Malachite

Maldonite

Marcasite

Maslovite

Matlockite

'Maufite'

Melanterite

Melonite

Merenskyite

Mesolite

Meta-ankoleite

Metatorbernite

'Meteoritic Iron'

'Mica Group'

Michenerite

Microcline

Microlite Group

Milarite

Millerite

Mimetite

Molybdenite

'Monazite'

Monazite-(Ce)

Moncheite

Montebrasite

Montmorillonite

Mordenite

Muscovite

var: Fuchsite

var: Sericite

Natrolite

Nepheline

Nickeline

Nickelskutterudite

Nontronite

Olivenite

'Olivine'

Opal

Orthoclase

'Orthopyroxene Subgroup'

Osarizawaite

'Parachrysotile'

Pentlandite

Periclase

var: Ferropericlase

Perovskite

Petalite

'Petrified Wood'

Petzite

Pharmacosiderite

Phenakite

Philipsbornite

Phlogopite

Phosphuranylite

Platarsite

Platinum

'Platinum-Group Elements'

Polarite

Pollucite

Polydymite

Potarite

Powellite

'Protojoséite'

Proustite

'Psilomelane'

Pyrite

'Pyrochlore'

Pyromorphite

Pyrope

'Pyroxene Group'

Pyrrhotite

Quartz

var: Agate

var: Amethyst

var: Chalcedony

var: Chrome-Chalcedony

var: Rock Crystal

var: Smoky Quartz

Rhönite

Rickardite

Riebeckite

Rosasite

Rouaite

Ruarsite

Rucklidgeite

Rustenburgite

Rutile

Samarskite-(Y)

'Saussurite'

Scheelite

Schorl

Scolecite

Scorodite

'Serpentine Subgroup'

Siderite

Siderophyllite

Silver

Simpsonite

'Smectite Group'

Smithsonite

Sodalite

Sperrylite

Spessartine

Sphalerite

Spinel

var: Chromspinel

Spodumene

Staurolite

Stibiopalladinite

Stibiotantalite

Stibnite

Stichtite

'Stilbite'

Strengite

Stützite

Sylvanite

Talc

'Tantalite'

Tantalite-(Fe)

Tantalite-(Mn)

'Tapiolite'

Tellurium

Tellurobismuthite

Tenorite

Tetradymite

Tetrahedrite

Thorite

var: Orangite

var: Uranothorite

Titanite

Topaz

'Tourmaline'

'var: Rubellite'

Tremolite

Triplite

Troilite

Tsumoite

'Unnamed (Bi Telluride Sulphide I)'

Uraninite

Uranophane-β

'Uvite'

Vaesite

Valleriite

Vanadinite

Vermiculite

Veszelyite

Violarite

Volynskite

Vysotskite

Weissite

Werdingite

Winchite

Wodginite

'Wolframite'

Xenotime-(Y)

Yimengite

Yoderite

Yttrotantalite-(Y)

Zabuyelite

Zimbabweite (TL)

'Zinnwaldite'

Zircon

Zoisite

Zvyagintsevite


291 valid minerals. 3 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

Entries shown in red are rocks recorded for this region.

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Rock list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities


Localities in this Region

Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe

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References

Bartholomew, D. S. (1990). Base metal and industrial mineral deposits of Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe Geological Survey, Mineral Resources Survey No. 22

Bartholomew, D. S. (1990). Gold deposits of Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe Geological Survey, Mineral Resources Survey No. 23

Allan H. Wilson and Martin D. Prendergast (2001) Platinum-Group Element Mineralisation in the Great Dyke, Zimbabwe, and its Relationship to Magma Evolution and Magma Chamber Structure. South African Journal of Geology, 104:319-342

External Links

- http://www.geosurvey.co.zw/ [Zimbabwe Geological Survey]

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