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Mwami (Miami), Karoi District (Urungwe; Hurungwe District), Mashonaland West, Zimbabwe

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Detailed Mineral List:
Albite
Locality: St Anns Mine (St Anne Mine; St Anne's Mine; St Ann's Mine), Mwami (Miami), Karoi District (Urungwe; Hurungwe District), Mashonaland West, Zimbabwe
Alluaudite
Locality: Mterikati pegmatite, Mwami (Miami), Karoi District (Urungwe; Hurungwe District), Mashonaland West, Zimbabwe
'Amblygonite-Montebrasite Series'
Locality: Mterikati pegmatite, Mwami (Miami), Karoi District (Urungwe; Hurungwe District), Mashonaland West, Zimbabwe
Andalusite
Description: Large crystals up to 5cm diameter.
Reference: Cairncross, B. (2004) Field Guide To Rocks & Minerals Of Southern Africa. 30
Arrojadite-(KFe)
Locality: Ruwanzi Ranch, Mwami (Miami), Karoi District (Urungwe; Hurungwe District), Mashonaland West, Zimbabwe
Beryl
Reference: Cairncross, B. (2004) Field Guide To Rocks & Minerals Of Southern Africa. 35.
Localities: Recorded from at least 1 other locality in this region.
Beryl var: Aquamarine
Reference: Bartholomew, D. S. (1990). Base metal and industrial mineral deposits of Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe Geological Survey, Mineral Resources Survey No. 22
Localities: Recorded from at least 1 other locality in this region.
Beryl var: Heliodor
Localities: Bul Bul claim, Mwami (Miami), Karoi District (Urungwe; Hurungwe District), Mashonaland West, Zimbabwe
Baboon Hill claim, Mwami (Miami), Karoi District (Urungwe; Hurungwe District), Mashonaland West, Zimbabwe
Chrysoberyl
Description: Yellow and gold chrysoberyl showing 'cat's eye' effect is from pegmatites in this area.
Reference: Cairncross, B. (2004) Field Guide To Rocks & Minerals Of Southern Africa: 73.
'Columbite'
Localities: Rita, Mwami (Miami), Karoi District (Urungwe; Hurungwe District), Mashonaland West, Zimbabwe
Lillington claim, Mwami (Miami), Karoi District (Urungwe; Hurungwe District), Mashonaland West, Zimbabwe
Bufroi claim, Mwami (Miami), Karoi District (Urungwe; Hurungwe District), Mashonaland West, Zimbabwe
Elbaite
Locality: St Anns Mine (St Anne Mine; St Anne's Mine; St Ann's Mine), Mwami (Miami), Karoi District (Urungwe; Hurungwe District), Mashonaland West, Zimbabwe
Euclase
Description: In 2003 in the Mwami area, excellent pseudomorphs of euclase after beryl were collected from a pegmatite in this area. The euclase had partially or wholly replaced the beryl, some crystals were over 5cm diameter and maintained the hexagonal shape.
Reference: Journal of Gemmology 1998, Volume 26 No. 4, 209-218; Cairncross, B. (2004) Field Guide To Rocks & Minerals Of Southern Africa; Bartholomew, D. S. (1990). Base metal and industrial mineral deposits of Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe Geological Survey, Mineral Resources Survey No. 22
Localities: Recorded from at least 6 other localities in this region.
Photo: Euclase from Last Hope Mine, Mwami, Karoi District, Mashonaland West, Zimbabwe
Fluorapatite
Reference: Cairncross, B. (2004) Field Guide To Rocks & Minerals Of Southern Africa. 35.
Localities: Recorded from at least 1 other locality in this region.
Goethite
Locality: Last Hope Mine (Lost Hope Mine), Mwami (Miami), Karoi District (Urungwe; Hurungwe District), Mashonaland West, Zimbabwe
Hematite
Locality: Last Hope Mine (Lost Hope Mine), Mwami (Miami), Karoi District (Urungwe; Hurungwe District), Mashonaland West, Zimbabwe
Kaolinite
Locality: St Anns Mine (St Anne Mine; St Anne's Mine; St Ann's Mine), Mwami (Miami), Karoi District (Urungwe; Hurungwe District), Mashonaland West, Zimbabwe
'Lepidolite'
Reference: Cairncross, B. (2004) Field Guide To Rocks & Minerals Of Southern Africa. 35.
'Mica Group'
Locality: St Anns Mine (St Anne Mine; St Anne's Mine; St Ann's Mine), Mwami (Miami), Karoi District (Urungwe; Hurungwe District), Mashonaland West, Zimbabwe
Microcline
Locality: St Anns Mine (St Anne Mine; St Anne's Mine; St Ann's Mine), Mwami (Miami), Karoi District (Urungwe; Hurungwe District), Mashonaland West, Zimbabwe
Muscovite
Localities: Grand Parade Mine, Mwami (Miami), Karoi District (Urungwe; Hurungwe District), Mashonaland West, Zimbabwe
St Anns Mine (St Anne Mine; St Anne's Mine; St Ann's Mine), Mwami (Miami), Karoi District (Urungwe; Hurungwe District), Mashonaland West, Zimbabwe
Turning Point claims, Mwami (Miami), Karoi District (Urungwe; Hurungwe District), Mashonaland West, Zimbabwe
Last Hope Mine (Lost Hope Mine), Mwami (Miami), Karoi District (Urungwe; Hurungwe District), Mashonaland West, Zimbabwe
Quartz
Localities: Last Hope Mine (Lost Hope Mine), Mwami (Miami), Karoi District (Urungwe; Hurungwe District), Mashonaland West, Zimbabwe
St Anns Mine (St Anne Mine; St Anne's Mine; St Ann's Mine), Mwami (Miami), Karoi District (Urungwe; Hurungwe District), Mashonaland West, Zimbabwe
Quartz var: Amethyst
Locality: St Anns Mine (St Anne Mine; St Anne's Mine; St Ann's Mine), Mwami (Miami), Karoi District (Urungwe; Hurungwe District), Mashonaland West, Zimbabwe
Quartz var: Rock Crystal
Reference: Bartholomew, D. S. (1990). Base metal and industrial mineral deposits of Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe Geological Survey, Mineral Resources Survey No. 22
Quartz var: Smoky Quartz
Locality: St Anns Mine (St Anne Mine; St Anne's Mine; St Ann's Mine), Mwami (Miami), Karoi District (Urungwe; Hurungwe District), Mashonaland West, Zimbabwe
Schorl
Reference: Gallagher, M.J. (1967): Phosphates and other minerals in pegmatites of Rhodesia and Uganda. Mineralogical Magazine. 36, 50-59
Sodalite
Reference: Cairncross, B. (2004) Field Guide To Rocks & Minerals Of Southern Africa
'Tantalite'
Locality: Rita, Mwami (Miami), Karoi District (Urungwe; Hurungwe District), Mashonaland West, Zimbabwe
Topaz
Reference: Cairncross, B. (2004) Field Guide To Rocks & Minerals Of Southern Africa. 35.
Localities: Recorded from at least 1 other locality in this region.
Photo: © Dan & Diana Weinrich Minerals. Topaz from St Anns Mine, Mwami, Karoi District, Mashonaland West, Zimbabwe
'Tourmaline'
Locality: St Anns Mine (St Anne Mine; St Anne's Mine; St Ann's Mine), Mwami (Miami), Karoi District (Urungwe; Hurungwe District), Mashonaland West, Zimbabwe
Photo: © Rob Lavinsky. Tourmaline from Mwami, Karoi District, Mashonaland West, Zimbabwe
'Tourmaline var: Rubellite'
Reference: Bartholomew, D. S. (1990). Base metal and industrial mineral deposits of Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe Geological Survey, Mineral Resources Survey No. 22
Uraninite
Reference: Gallagher, M.J. (1967): Phosphates and other minerals in pegmatites of Rhodesia and Uganda. Mineralogical Magazine. 36, 50-59
'Uvite'
Locality: St Anns Mine (St Anne Mine; St Anne's Mine; St Ann's Mine), Mwami (Miami), Karoi District (Urungwe; Hurungwe District), Mashonaland West, Zimbabwe
Zimbabweite (TL)
Type Locality: St Anns Mine (St Anne Mine; St Anne's Mine; St Ann's Mine), Mwami (Miami), Karoi District (Urungwe; Hurungwe District), Mashonaland West, Zimbabwe
Reference: Foord, E.E.; Taggert jr., J.E.; Gaines, R.V.; Grubb, P. L.C & Kristiansen, R. (1986): Zimbabweite, a new alkali-lead-arsenic tantalate from St. Anns mine, Karoi District, Zimbabwe. Bulletin Minéralogie, 109: 331-336
Photo: © R.Kristiansen. Zimbabweite from St Anns Mine, Mwami, Karoi District, Mashonaland West, Zimbabwe


33 entries listed. 20 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

References

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

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