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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
Armalcolite
Arrojadite-(KFe)
Arsenopyrite
Atheneite
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'
Bismuth
Bismuthinite
Bismutite
Bismutotantalite
Bixbyite
Bornite
Braggite
Brazilianite
Brochantite
Brucite
Calcite
var: Manganoan Calcite
'Calcite Group'
Cancrinite
Carnotite
Cassiterite
Celadonite
Cerussite
Chalcocite
Chalcopyrite
Chalcostibite
'Chevkinite'
'Chlorite Group'
Chromite
Chrysoberyl
var: Alexandrite
Chrysocolla
Chrysotile
Cinnabar
Clausthalite
Clinochlore
Clinochrysotile
Clinoclase
'Clinopyroxene Subgroup'
Clinozoisite
Cobaltite
Coloradoite
'Columbite'
Columbite-(Fe)
'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
Enstatite
Epidote
Euclase
Eucryptite
'Feldspar Group'
Ferberite
'Fergusonite'
'Ferro-Actinolite-Tremolite Series
var: Nephrite'

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

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'
Litharge
Lithiophilite
Loparite-(Ce)
Loveringite
Mackinawite
Magnesite
Magnetite
var: Titaniferous Magnetite
Malachite
Maldonite
Maslovite
Matlockite
'Maufite'
Melanterite
Melonite
Merenskyite
Mesolite
Meta-ankoleite
Metatorbernite
'Mica Group'
Michenerite
Microcline
Microlite Group
Milarite
Millerite
Mimetite
Molybdenite
'Monazite'
Monazite-(Ce)
Moncheite
Montebrasite
Montmorillonite
Mordenite
'Mtorodite'
Muscovite
var: Fuchsite
var: Sericite
Natrolite
Nepheline
Nickeline
Nickelskutterudite
var: Chloanthite

Nontronite
Olivenite
'Olivine'
Opal
var: Mother of Pearl Opal

Orthoclase
'Orthopyroxene Subgroup'
Osarizawaite
'Parachrysotile'
Pentlandite
Periclase
var: Ferropericlase

Perovskite
'Perthite'
Petalite
Petzite
Pharmacosiderite
Phenakite
Philipsbornite
Phlogopite
Phosphuranylite
Platarsite
Platinum
'Platinum-Group Elements'
Polarite
Pollucite
Polydymite
Potarite
Powellite
'Protojoséite'
Proustite
'Psilomelane'
Pyrite
'Pyrochlore'
Pyromorphite
Pyrope
Pyrrhotite
Quartz
var: Agate
var: Amethyst
var: Chalcedony
var: Chrome-Chalcedony
var: Jasper
var: Rock Crystal
var: Smoky Quartz
Rhönite
Rickardite
Riebeckite
Rosasite
Rouaite
Ruarsite
Rucklidgeite
Rutile
Samarskite-(Y)
'Saussurite'
Scheelite
Schorl
Scolecite
Scorodite
'Serpentine Group'
Siderite
Siderophyllite
Silver
Simpsonite
'Smectite Group'
Smithsonite
Sodalite
Sperrylite
Spessartine
Sphalerite
Spinel
var: Chromspinel
Spodumene
Staurolite
Stibiotantalite
Stibnite
Stichtite
'Stilbite'
Strengite
Stützite
Sylvanite
Talc
'Tantalite'
Tantalite-(Fe)
Tantalite-(Mn)
'Tapiolite'
Tellurium
Tenorite
Tetradymite
Tetrahedrite
Thorite
var: Orangite

var: Uranothorite
Titanite
Topaz
'Tourmaline'
'var: Rubellite'
Tremolite
Triplite
'Unnamed (Bi Telluride Sulphide I)'
Uraninite
Uranophane-β
'Uvite'
Valleriite
Vermiculite
Veszelyite
Violarite
Volynskite
Vysotskite
Weissite
Werdingite
Winchite
Wodginite
'Wolframite'
Xenotime-(Y)
Yimengite
Yoderite
Yttrotantalite-(Y)
Zabuyelite
Zimbabweite (TL)
'Zinnwaldite'
Zircon
Zoisite
Zvyagintsevite


364 entries listed. 271 valid minerals. 3 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Localities in this Region

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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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