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Goudini carbonatite complex (Ystervarkkop), Ngaka Modiri Molema District, North West Province, South Africa
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Latitude: 25°4'45"S
Longitude: 26°13'56"E
 
 
Alkaline-carbonatite complex 4.5 x 3.5 km consisting mainly of volcanic breccias and carbonatites. It is located on the western margin of the Bushveld complex.

Mineral List

Aegirine
Albite
Anatase
Ancylite-(Ce)
Andradite
Ankerite
'Apatite Group'
Augite
Baryte
'Biotite'
Burbankite
Calcite
Cancrinite
Donnayite-(Y)
Fluorite
Ilmenite
Kamphaugite-(Y)
Lorenzenite
Magnetite
Monazite-(Ce)
Nepheline
Perovskite
Phlogopite
Pyrite
Quartz
Rutile
Schorlomite
Synchysite-(Ce)
Synchysite-(Y)
Thorianite
Titanite


31 entries listed. 29 valid minerals.

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References

Verwoerd, W.J. (1986) Mineral deposits associated with carbonatites and alkaline rocks. In: Mineral deposits of Southern Africa. Vol. II. 2173-2191. Edited by: Annhaeusser and Maske. Geological Society of South Africa.

Verwoerd, W.J. (1993) Update on carbonatites of South Africa and Namibia. South African Journal of Geology, 96(3), 75-95.

Woolley, A.R. (2001) Alkaline Rocks and Carbonatites of the World, Part3: Africa. Geological Society, London, 384 p.

Verwoerd, W.J. (2008) Kamphaugite-(Y) from the Goudini carbonatite, South Africa. Canadian Mineralogist, 46, 1007-1022.

Verwoerd, W.J. (2008) The Goudini carbonatite complex, South Africa: a re-appraisal. Canadian Mineralogist 46, 825-830.


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