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Pilanesberg Mtn, Rustenburg District, Western Bushveld Complex, North West Province, South Africa

Latitude: 25°14'25"S
Longitude: 27°4'33"E
Trachytic volcanic and pyroclastic eruptives which overlie ring dykes of various miaskitic syenites and agpaitic nepheline syenites. Amongst the nepheline syenites are sheets of eudialyte-bearing "lujavrite" very similar to that from the Lovozero, Kola.
This is an almost circular igneous complex of 530 square kilometer in size and lies at the junction of the acid phase and basic phases of the Bushveld Complex north of Rustenburg.

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Aegirine
Albite
'Allanite'
Analcime
'Apatite'
Arfvedsonite
Astrophyllite
'Bastnäsite'
Bastnäsite-(Ce)
Britholite-(Ce)
Britholite-(Y) ?
Calcite
Catapleiite
Cerite-(Ce)
Chalcopyrite
'Cheralite-(Ce)'
'Columbite'
Cooperite
Cubanite
Epsomite
Eudialyte
Fayalite
Fergusonite-(Y)
Fluorapatite
Fluorite
Galena
Helvine
Ilvaite
Lamprophyllite
Låvenite
Leucite
Mackinawite
Magnetite
Microcline
Morenosite
Mosandrite
Nepheline
Opal
Pectolite
Pentlandite
Pyrite
Pyrochlore Group
'Pyrochlore Supergroup
var: Betafite (of Hogarth 1977)'

Pyrophanite
Pyrrhotite
Rinkite
Rutile
Sodalite
Sphalerite
Spinel
Strontianite
Thorite
Zircon


58 entries listed. 47 valid minerals.

Localities in this Region

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References

Cairncross, B. and Dixon, R., (1995) Minerals of South Africa. The Geological Society of South Africa.

Cairncross, B. (2004) Field Guide To Rocks & Minerals Of Southern Africa.

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