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Unki Mine, Shurugwi District (Selukwe District), Midlands, Zimbabwe
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A PGE mine in the Selukwe 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

Braggite
Chalcopyrite
Chromite
Chrysotile
Cooperite
Gold
Hematite
Hollingworthite
Ilmenite
Kotulskite
Laurite
Magnetite
Maslovite
Michenerite
Moncheite
Pentlandite
Polarite
Pyrrhotite
Sperrylite


19 entries listed. 19 valid minerals.

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References

Murahwi, C. Z. (1996). The geology of the Unki platinum-base metal deposit, Selukwe subchamber, great dyke, Zimbabwe (Doctoral dissertation, Rhodes University).

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.

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