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Mimosa Mine, Zvishavane (Shabani; Shabanie; Shavani), Zvishavane District, Midlands, Zimbabwe
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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
Chalcopyrite
Cooperite
Gold
Gold
var: Electrum

Hollingworthite
Irarsite
Laurite
Maslovite
Merenskyite
Michenerite
Moncheite
Pentlandite
Platarsite
Pyrite
Pyrrhotite
Ruarsite
Sperrylite


19 entries listed. 18 valid minerals.

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References

Prendergast, M. D. (1991). The Wedza–Mimosa platinum deposit, Great Dyke, Zimbabwe: layering and stratiform PGE mineralization in a narrow mafic magma chamber. Geological Magazine, 128(03), 235-249.

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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