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Mimosa Mine, Zvishavane (Shabani; Shabanie; Shavani), Zvishavane District, Midlands, Zimbabwe

Latitude: 20°20'S
Longitude: 30°2'E
A PGE mine in the Wedza sub-chamber of the Great Dyke, an elongate layered mafic-ultramafic intrusion (550 km long, up to 11 km wide) into Archean granites and greenstones of the Zimbabwe craton.

Mineral List

Augite
Braggite
Cobaltite
Cooperite
Gersdorffite
Gold
Hollingworthite
Löllingite
Maucherite
Merenskyite
Moncheite
Nickeline
Pentlandite
Sperrylite


14 entries listed. 14 valid minerals.

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References

Stribrny, B., Wellmer, F.-W., Burgath, K.-P., Oberthür, T., Tarkian, M., and Pfeiffer, T. (2000): Unconventional PGE occurrences and PGE mineralization in the Great Dyke: metallogenic and economic aspects. Mineralium Deposita 35, 260-281.

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

Gregor, S. (2004) Evaluation of PGE mineralization in the oxidized Main Sulfide Zone at Mimosa mine, Great Dyke, Zimbabwe. Archive of the Bundesanstalt für Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe (BGR, Hannover), Internal File 10478/04.

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