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Messina Mine (No. 5 shaft), Messina, Vhembe District, Limpopo Province, South Africa
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Papagoite
Messina Mine, Messina, Vhembe District, Limpopo Province, South Africa

Photo: A&M
 
Name(s) in local language(s): Five Shaft
 
Located approx 8 Km south of the Limpopo river.

Note: No. 5 shaft or Five Shaft is a local term used to distinguish this particular mine from others in the Messina mining area.

Mineral List

Ajoite
Albite
Almandine
Analcime
Anhydrite
'Apatite'
Azurite
Baryte
'Biotite'
Bornite
Brucite
Calcite
Chalcocite
Chalcopyrite
'Chlorite Group'
Clausthalite
Clinochlore
Clinozoisite
Copper
Cordierite
Covellite
Cuprite
Digenite
Epidote
Goethite
Hematite
'Hornblende'
Kaolinite
Magnetite
Malachite
Molybdenite
Muscovite
var: Fuchsite

var: Sericite
Papagoite
Pennantite
Piemontite
Plancheite
Prehnite
Pyrite
Pyrrhotite
Quartz
Riebeckite
Shattuckite
Sphalerite
Talc
Zoisite


46 entries listed. 40 valid minerals.

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References

Cairncross, B. (1991): The Messina Mining District, South Africa. Mineralogical Record 22(3) 187-199.

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. Struik Publishers, Cape Town, SA.

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