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Sanyati Mine, Kadoma District, Mashonaland West, Zimbabwe

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 17° 31' 1'' South , 29° 18' 58'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -17.51721,29.31614
Köppen climate type:Cwa : Monsoon-influenced humid subtropical climate


A Cu mine (owned by Munyati mining company) located about 92 km NW of Kadoma on the Sanyati River, and 200km W of Harare.
Includes Copper King (not mined) and Copper Queen orebodies.
Mined from seven open pits: Copper-Queen, Copper-Queen-Beacon, F-Body-North, F-Body-South, J-Body, J-Lines-North, and J-Lines-South.

Minerals found in the heap leach piles: halotrichite, pickeringite, gunningite, starkeyite, apjohnite, alunogen, boyleite, rozenite, gypsum.


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86 valid minerals.

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Paleoproterozoic
1600 - 2500 Ma



ID: 3192199
Paleoproterozoic crystalline metamorphic rocks

Age: Proterozoic (1600 - 2500 Ma)

Lithology: Crystalline metamorphic rocks

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

Statherian - Orosirian
1600 - 2050 Ma



ID: 3306232

Age: Paleoproterozoic (1600 - 2050 Ma)

Lithology: Volcanic-sedimentary

Reference: Thiéblemont, D. (ed.). New edition of the 1:10,000,000 geological map of Africa. CGMW-BRGM. [190]

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References

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Oberthur, Thomas and Koch, Heinz-Peter (1999) The Sanyati ore deposits in Zimbabwe. Ore mineralogy and some geochemical considerations on supergene element redistribution. Zeitschrift für Angewandte Geologie 45, 7-9.
Vetter, U., Weck, H.-D., Weale, T., Klosa, D., Wittich, C. and Hoffmann, K. (1999) A provisional inventory of the Sanyati oxide-zone minerals, Zimbabwe. Zeitschrift für Angewandte Geologie 45, 15-21.
Cairncross, B. (2004) Field Guide To Rocks & Minerals Of Southern Africa. 36.
Frei, Martina (2005) Composition, formation, and leaching behaviour of supergene, polymetallic ores from the Sanyati deposit (Zimbabwe): A case study.

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