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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
Aegirine-augite
Albite
var: Cleavelandite
var: Oligoclase
'Albite-Anorthite Series'
Allophane
Alluaudite
Almandine
Altaite
Alumotantite
Amblygonite
'Amblygonite-Montebrasite Series'
Andalusite
var: Chiastolite
Anglesite
Anhydrite
Ankerite
Annabergite
Anorthite
Anthophyllite
Antigorite
Antimony
'Apatite'
Aragonite
Arfvedsonite
Armalcolite
Arrojadite-(KFe)
Arsenopyrite
Augite
Aurostibite
Azurite
Baddeleyite
Baryte
Bayldonite
Beaverite-(Cu)
Berthierite
Beryl
var: Aquamarine
var: Emerald
var: Goshenite
var: Heliodor
var: Morganite
β-Uranophane
Bieberite
Bijvoetite-(Y)
Bikitaite (TL)
'Biotite'
Bismuth
Bismuthinite
Bismutite
Bismutotantalite
Bixbyite
Bornite
Braggite
Brazilianite
Brochantite
Brucite
Calcite
var: Manganoan Calcite
'Calcite Group'
Cassiterite
Cerussite
Chalcocite
Chalcopyrite
'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
Galena
'Garnet'
Gaspéite
Gedrite
Geikielite
Gersdorffite
var: Cobaltoan Gersdorffite
Goethite
Gold
var: Electrum
Gorceixite
Goslarite
Graphite
Grayite (TL)
Gudmundite
Gypsum
Hafnon
'Halloysite'
Hastingsite
Hedleyite
Helvine
Hematite
Hemimorphite
Hessite
Hetaerolite
Heterosite
Hollingworthite
Holmquistite
'Hornblende'
Hydromagnesite
Ikunolite
Ilmenite
var: Manganoan Ilmenite
Ingodite
Irarsite
Iridium
var: Osmiridium

Jonassonite
'Joséite-A'
'Joséite-B'
Kaolinite
Kasolite
Kermesite
'K Feldspar'
'var: Adularia'
Kostovite
Kotulskite
Kyanite
Laurite
Lavendulan
Lazulite
Legrandite
Lepidolite
'Leucoxene'
'Limonite'
Litharge
Lithiophilite
Löllingite
Loparite-(Ce)
Loveringite
Mackinawite
Magnesite
Magnetite
var: Titaniferous Magnetite
Malachite
Maldonite
Maslovite
Matlockite
Maucherite
'Maufite'
Melanterite
Melonite
Merenskyite
Meta-ankoleite
Metatorbernite
'Mica Group'
Michenerite
Microcline
Microlite Group
Milarite
Millerite
Mimetite
Molybdenite
'Monazite'
Moncheite
Montebrasite
Montmorillonite
'Mtorodite'
Muscovite
var: Sericite
Nepheline
Nickeline
Nickelskutterudite
var: Chloanthite

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

Perovskite
'Perthite'
Petalite
Petzite
Pharmacosiderite
Phenakite
Philipsbornite
Phlogopite
Phosphuranylite
Platinum
'Platinum-Group Elements'
Polarite
Pollucite
Polydymite
Powellite
'Protojoséite'
Pyrite
Pyromorphite
Pyrope
Pyrrhotite
Quartz
Quartz
var: Amethyst

var: Chalcedony
var: Chrome-Chalcedony
var: Jasper
var: Smoky Quartz
Rhönite
Rickardite
Riebeckite
Rosasite
Rouaite
Rucklidgeite
Rutile
Samarskite-(Y)
'Saussurite'
Scheelite
Schorl
Scorodite
'Serpentine Group'
Siderite
Siderophyllite
Silver
Simpsonite
'Smectite Group'
Smithsonite
Sodalite
Sperrylite
Spessartine
Sphalerite
Spinel
var: Chromspinel
Spodumene
Staurolite
Stibiotantalite
Stibnite
Stichtite
'Stilbite'
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
'Uvite'
Valleriite
Vermiculite
Veszelyite
Violarite
Volynskite
Vysotskite
Weissite
Werdingite
Winchite
'Wolframite'
Xenotime-(Y)
Yimengite
Yoderite
Yttrotantalite-(Y)
Zabuyelite
Zimbabweite (TL)
'Zinnwaldite'
Zircon
Zoisite


325 entries listed. 245 valid minerals. 3 type localities (valid minerals).

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References

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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