Sanyati Mine, Kadoma District, Mashonaland West, Zimbabwe
|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.
86 valid minerals.
Rock Types Recorded
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Entries shown in red are rocks recorded for this region.
This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.
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1600 - 2500 Ma
|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. 
|Statherian - Orosirian|
1600 - 2050 Ma