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Erin Mine, Zimbabwei
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Erin MineMine
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A gold property owned by Rio Tinto Zimbabwe. Auriferous, pyritic, quartz-carbonate emplacement in andesites with embedded arkoses. A shear zone with pay shoots continuing to the surface from more than 120 meters deep. Host rock is greenschist facies andesite of Bulawayan (Archean) age. Genesis of orebody due to shearing and dilation.

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12 valid minerals.

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Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Reference: Duguid, Keith B.(1985), The Assessment of Grade and Gold Distribution at Erin Gold Mine; Chamber of Mines Jour., Vol. 27, No. 3, Harare, Zimbabwe, pp:15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Duguid, Keith B.(1985), The Assessment of Grade and Gold Distribution at Erin Gold Mine; Chamber of Mines Jour., Vol. 27, No. 3, Harare, Zimbabwe, pp:15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Duguid, Keith B.(1985), The Assessment of Grade and Gold Distribution at Erin Gold Mine; Chamber of Mines Jour., Vol. 27, No. 3, Harare, Zimbabwe, pp:15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27.
Clinochlore
Formula: Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Reference: Duguid, Keith B.(1985), The Assessment of Grade and Gold Distribution at Erin Gold Mine; Chamber of Mines Jour., Vol. 27, No. 3, Harare, Zimbabwe, pp:15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27.
Covellite
Formula: CuS
Reference: Duguid, Keith B.(1985), The Assessment of Grade and Gold Distribution at Erin Gold Mine; Chamber of Mines Jour., Vol. 27, No. 3, Harare, Zimbabwe, pp:15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27.
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: Mining Ann. Review(1985):427.
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Duguid, Keith B.(1985), The Assessment of Grade and Gold Distribution at Erin Gold Mine; Chamber of Mines Jour., Vol. 27, No. 3, Harare, Zimbabwe, pp:15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27.
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: Duguid, Keith B.(1985), The Assessment of Grade and Gold Distribution at Erin Gold Mine; Chamber of Mines Jour., Vol. 27, No. 3, Harare, Zimbabwe, pp:15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27.
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Duguid, Keith B.(1985), The Assessment of Grade and Gold Distribution at Erin Gold Mine; Chamber of Mines Jour., Vol. 27, No. 3, Harare, Zimbabwe, pp:15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Duguid, Keith B.(1985), The Assessment of Grade and Gold Distribution at Erin Gold Mine; Chamber of Mines Jour., Vol. 27, No. 3, Harare, Zimbabwe, pp:15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Duguid, Keith B.(1985), The Assessment of Grade and Gold Distribution at Erin Gold Mine; Chamber of Mines Jour., Vol. 27, No. 3, Harare, Zimbabwe, pp:15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27.
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Duguid, Keith B.(1985), The Assessment of Grade and Gold Distribution at Erin Gold Mine; Chamber of Mines Jour., Vol. 27, No. 3, Harare, Zimbabwe, pp:15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Gold1.AA.05Au
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Arsenopyrite2.EB.20FeAsS
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Covellite2.CA.05aCuS
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 9 - Silicates
Clinochlore9.EC.55Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Gold1.1.1.1Au
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Covellite2.8.12.1CuS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Sheets of 6-membered rings interlayered 1:1, 2:1, and octahedra
Clinochlore71.4.1.4Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O HematiteFe2O3
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O QuartzSiO2
O CalciteCaCO3
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
MgMagnesium
Mg ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
AlAluminium
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S CovelliteCuS
S SphaleriteZnS
KPotassium
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu CovelliteCuS
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
AsArsenic
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
AuGold
Au GoldAu

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Duguid, Keith B. (1985) The Assessment of Grade and Gold Distribution at Erin Gold Mine. The Chamber of Mines Journal, 27(3) (March 1985), Harare, Zimbabwe: 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27.
Mining Annual Review (1985) 427.


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