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Postmasburg manganese field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa

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Detailed Mineral List:
Aegirine
Reference: Minerals of South Africa
Localities: Recorded from at least 3 other localities in this region.
Akdalaite
Description: ROM specimen M16225
Reference: Zhou, B., Sherriff, B. L., Taulelle, F., & Wu, G. (2003). Nuclear magnetic resonance study of Al: Si and F: OH order in zunyite. The Canadian Mineralogist, 41(4), 891-903.
Alabandite
Reference: Collection Elmar Lackner
Photo: © Simone Citon. Alabandite from Postmasburg manganese field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Albite
Localities: Borehole AKH49, Sishen, Kathu, Postmasburg manganese field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Bruce mine, Sishen, Kathu, Postmasburg manganese field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Amesite
Localities: Magoloring farm, Postmasburg manganese field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Bishop farm, Postmasburg manganese field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Japie's Rust, Postmasburg manganese field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Armbrusterite
Localities: Borehole AKH49, Sishen, Kathu, Postmasburg manganese field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Bruce mine, Sishen, Kathu, Postmasburg manganese field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Banalsite
Reference: Minerals of South Africa
Baryte
Localities: Kapstewel, Postmasburg manganese field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Gamagara Ridge, Gloucester Farm, Postmasburg manganese field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Bixbyite
Reference: Gaines (1991) Dana's New Mineralogy: The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana
Localities: Recorded from at least 8 other localities in this region.
Photo: © Elmar Lackner. Bixbyite from Postmasburg manganese field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Braunite
Reference: Minerals of South Africa; Schaller W T, Carron M K, Fleischer M (1967) Ephesite, Na(LiAl2)(Al2Si2)O10(OH)2, a trioctahedral member of the margarite group, and related brittle micas, American Mineralogist, 52, 1689-1696
Localities: Recorded from at least 8 other localities in this region.
Calcite
Reference: Minerals of South Africa
'Chert'
Locality: Borehole AKH49, Sishen, Kathu, Postmasburg manganese field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Cryptomelane
Reference: Minerals of South Africa
Diaspore
Reference: ; Minerals of South Africa; Schaller W T, Carron M K, Fleischer M (1967) Ephesite, Na(LiAl2)(Al2Si2)O10(OH)2, a trioctahedral member of the margarite group, and related brittle micas, American Mineralogist, 52, 1689-1696 ; Zhou, B., Sherriff, B. L., Taulelle, F., & Wu, G. (2003). Nuclear magnetic resonance study of Al: Si and F: OH order in zunyite. The Canadian Mineralogist, 41(4), 891-903.
Localities: Recorded from at least 7 other localities in this region.
Photo: © Elmar Lackner. Diaspore from Glosam Mine, Postmasburg manganese field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Diaspore var: Mangan-diaspore
Locality: Glosam Mine, Postmasburg manganese field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Photo: © Leon Hupperichs. Mangan-diaspore from Glosam Mine, Postmasburg manganese field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Ephesite
Reference: ; Minerals of South Africa; Schaller W T, Carron M K, Fleischer M (1967) Ephesite, Na(LiAl2)(Al2Si2)O10(OH)2, a trioctahedral member of the margarite group, and related brittle micas, American Mineralogist, 52, 1689-1696
Localities: Recorded from at least 3 other localities in this region.
Photo: © Peter Kohorst. Ephesite from Gamagara Ridge, Gloucester Farm, Postmasburg manganese field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
'Feldspar Group'
Locality: Bruce mine, Sishen, Kathu, Postmasburg manganese field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Gamagarite (TL)
Type Locality: Gamagara Ridge, Gloucester Farm, Postmasburg manganese field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Reference: Amer.Min.(1943) 28, 329-335; The Manganese Adventure: The South African Manganese Fields
Localities: Recorded from at least 1 other locality in this region.
Gibbsite
Reference: Minerals of South Africa
Hausmannite
Locality: Borehole AKH49, Sishen, Kathu, Postmasburg manganese field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Photo: Hausmannite from Postmasburg manganese field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Hematite
Reference: Minerals of South Africa
Localities: Recorded from at least 4 other localities in this region.
Photo: © Uwe Kolitsch. Hematite from Sishen Mine, Sishen, Kathu, Postmasburg manganese field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Hydroxylapatite
Locality: Gamagara Ridge, Gloucester Farm, Postmasburg manganese field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Kaolinite
Locality: Paling farm, Postmasburg manganese field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Kentrolite
Localities: Borehole AKH49, Sishen, Kathu, Postmasburg manganese field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Bruce mine, Sishen, Kathu, Postmasburg manganese field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
'K Feldspar'
Locality: Borehole AKH49, Sishen, Kathu, Postmasburg manganese field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Lithiophorite
Reference: Minerals of South Africa
Localities: Recorded from at least 2 other localities in this region.
Photo: © Maggie Wilson. Lithiophorite from Gloucester Farm, Postmasburg manganese field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
'Manganese'
Locality: Borehole AKH49, Sishen, Kathu, Postmasburg manganese field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Manganite
Reference: Minerals of South Africa
Norrishite
Localities: Bruce mine, Sishen, Kathu, Postmasburg manganese field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Borehole AKH49, Sishen, Kathu, Postmasburg manganese field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa ? (more information)
Opal
Reference: Minerals of South Africa
'Partridgeite'
Reference: Economic Geology (1996) 91:1435-1454
Localities: Recorded from at least 2 other localities in this region.
'Psilomelane'
Reference: Minerals of South Africa
Localities: Recorded from at least 1 other locality in this region.
Pyrolusite
Reference: Minerals of South Africa
Pyrophyllite
Reference: Minerals of South Africa
Localities: Recorded from at least 1 other locality in this region.
Quartz
Localities: Borehole AKH49, Sishen, Kathu, Postmasburg manganese field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Bruce mine, Sishen, Kathu, Postmasburg manganese field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Ramsdellite
Reference: Minerals of South Africa
Romanèchite
Locality: Glosam Mine, Postmasburg manganese field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Rutile
Reference: Zhou, B., Sherriff, B. L., Taulelle, F., & Wu, G. (2003). Nuclear magnetic resonance study of Al: Si and F: OH order in zunyite. The Canadian Mineralogist, 41(4), 891-903.
Sérandite
Localities: Borehole AKH49, Sishen, Kathu, Postmasburg manganese field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Bruce mine, Sishen, Kathu, Postmasburg manganese field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Strontianite
Localities: Borehole AKH49, Sishen, Kathu, Postmasburg manganese field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Bruce mine, Sishen, Kathu, Postmasburg manganese field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Sugilite
Localities: Borehole AKH49, Sishen, Kathu, Postmasburg manganese field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Bruce mine, Sishen, Kathu, Postmasburg manganese field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Witherite
Localities: Borehole AKH49, Sishen, Kathu, Postmasburg manganese field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Bruce mine, Sishen, Kathu, Postmasburg manganese field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Zunyite
Reference: Minerals of South Africa; Zhou, B., Sherriff, B. L., Taulelle, F., & Wu, G. (2003). Nuclear magnetic resonance study of Al: Si and F: OH order in zunyite. The Canadian Mineralogist, 41(4), 891-903.
Localities: Recorded from at least 3 other localities in this region.
Photo: Zunyite from Postmasburg manganese field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa


43 entries listed. 36 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

References

Economic Geology (1996): 91: 1414-1434.

Cairncross, B, Beukes, N, Gutzmer, J (1997): The Manganese Adventure

Mineralogical Magazine (1997): 61: 213-231.

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