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Commoner Mine, Kadoma District, Mashonaland West, Zimbabwei
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Commoner MineMine
Kadoma DistrictDistrict
Mashonaland WestProvince
ZimbabweCountry

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18° 26' South , 29° 27' East
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A gold mine about 50 km west-southwest of Kadoma. A highly deformed and folded quartz reef structure.

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African PlateTectonic Plate

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


18 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Altaite
Formula: PbTe
Reference: Econ.Geol.: 83; 395-404; Bonev, I. K., Petrunov, R., Cook, N. J., & Ciobanu, C. L. (2005). Kostovite and its argentian varieties: Deposits and mineral associations. Geochem. Mineral. Petrol.(Bulg. Acad. Sci.), 42, 1-22.
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Reference: Econ.Geol.: 83; 395-404
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Econ.Geol.: 83; 395-404
Coloradoite
Formula: HgTe
Reference: Econ.Geol.: 83; 395-404; Bonev, I. K., Petrunov, R., Cook, N. J., & Ciobanu, C. L. (2005). Kostovite and its argentian varieties: Deposits and mineral associations. Geochem. Mineral. Petrol.(Bulg. Acad. Sci.), 42, 1-22.
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Econ.Geol.: 83; 395-404
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: Duguid, Keith B.(1972).; Econ.Geol.: 83; 395-404
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Econ.Geol.: 83; 395-404
Hessite
Formula: Ag2Te
Reference: Econ.Geol.: 83; 395-404; Bonev, I. K., Petrunov, R., Cook, N. J., & Ciobanu, C. L. (2005). Kostovite and its argentian varieties: Deposits and mineral associations. Geochem. Mineral. Petrol.(Bulg. Acad. Sci.), 42, 1-22.
Kostovite
Formula: CuAuTe4
Reference: Econ.Geol.: 83; 395-404; Bonev, I. K., Petrunov, R., Cook, N. J., & Ciobanu, C. L. (2005). Kostovite and its argentian varieties: Deposits and mineral associations. Geochem. Mineral. Petrol.(Bulg. Acad. Sci.), 42, 1-22.
Melonite
Formula: NiTe2
Reference: Econ.Geol.: 83; 395-404
Petzite
Formula: Ag3AuTe2
Reference: Econ.Geol.: 83; 395-404; Bonev, I. K., Petrunov, R., Cook, N. J., & Ciobanu, C. L. (2005). Kostovite and its argentian varieties: Deposits and mineral associations. Geochem. Mineral. Petrol.(Bulg. Acad. Sci.), 42, 1-22.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Econ.Geol.: 83; 395-404
Rickardite
Formula: Cu7Te5
Reference: Econ.Geol.: 83; 395-404; Bonev, I. K., Petrunov, R., Cook, N. J., & Ciobanu, C. L. (2005). Kostovite and its argentian varieties: Deposits and mineral associations. Geochem. Mineral. Petrol.(Bulg. Acad. Sci.), 42, 1-22.
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Econ.Geol.: 83; 395-404
Stützite
Formula: Ag5-xTe3, x = 0.24-0.36
Reference: Econ.Geol.: 83; 395-404; Bonev, I. K., Petrunov, R., Cook, N. J., & Ciobanu, C. L. (2005). Kostovite and its argentian varieties: Deposits and mineral associations. Geochem. Mineral. Petrol.(Bulg. Acad. Sci.), 42, 1-22.
Sylvanite
Formula: (Au,Ag)2Te4
Reference: Econ.Geol.: 83; 395-404; Bonev, I. K., Petrunov, R., Cook, N. J., & Ciobanu, C. L. (2005). Kostovite and its argentian varieties: Deposits and mineral associations. Geochem. Mineral. Petrol.(Bulg. Acad. Sci.), 42, 1-22.
Tellurium
Formula: Te
Reference: Econ.Geol.: 83; 395-404; Bonev, I. K., Petrunov, R., Cook, N. J., & Ciobanu, C. L. (2005). Kostovite and its argentian varieties: Deposits and mineral associations. Geochem. Mineral. Petrol.(Bulg. Acad. Sci.), 42, 1-22.
Weissite
Formula: Cu2-xTe
Reference: Econ.Geol.: 83; 395-404; Bonev, I. K., Petrunov, R., Cook, N. J., & Ciobanu, C. L. (2005). Kostovite and its argentian varieties: Deposits and mineral associations. Geochem. Mineral. Petrol.(Bulg. Acad. Sci.), 42, 1-22.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Gold1.AA.05Au
Tellurium1.CC.10Te
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Altaite2.CD.10PbTe
Arsenopyrite2.EB.20FeAsS
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Coloradoite2.CB.05aHgTe
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Hessite2.BA.60Ag2Te
Kostovite2.EA.15CuAuTe4
Melonite2.EA.20NiTe2
Petzite2.BA.75Ag3AuTe2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Rickardite2.BA.30Cu7Te5
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Stützite2.BA.65Ag5-xTe3, x = 0.24-0.36
Sylvanite2.EA.05(Au,Ag)2Te4
Weissite2.BA.30Cu2-xTe
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3

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
Semi-metals and non-metals
Tellurium1.3.4.2Te
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Hessite2.4.2.1Ag2Te
Petzite2.4.3.3Ag3AuTe2
Weissite2.4.8.1Cu2-xTe
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Altaite2.8.1.3PbTe
Coloradoite2.8.2.5HgTe
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
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
Kostovite2.12.13.4CuAuTe4
Melonite2.12.14.1NiTe2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Sylvanite2.12.13.3(Au,Ag)2Te4
Miscellaneous
Rickardite2.16.15.1Cu7Te5
Stützite2.16.13.1Ag5-xTe3, x = 0.24-0.36
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3

List of minerals for each chemical element

OOxygen
O HematiteFe2O3
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S GalenaPbS
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe HematiteFe2O3
NiNickel
Ni MeloniteNiTe2
CuCopper
Cu RickarditeCu7Te5
Cu WeissiteCu2-xTe
Cu KostoviteCuAuTe4
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
AsArsenic
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
AgSilver
Ag HessiteAg2Te
Ag PetziteAg3AuTe2
Ag Sylvanite(Au,Ag)2Te4
Ag StütziteAg5-xTe3, x = 0.24-0.36
TeTellurium
Te HessiteAg2Te
Te AltaitePbTe
Te ColoradoiteHgTe
Te PetziteAg3AuTe2
Te Sylvanite(Au,Ag)2Te4
Te MeloniteNiTe2
Te RickarditeCu7Te5
Te WeissiteCu2-xTe
Te StütziteAg5-xTe3, x = 0.24-0.36
Te TelluriumTe
Te KostoviteCuAuTe4
AuGold
Au GoldAu
Au PetziteAg3AuTe2
Au Sylvanite(Au,Ag)2Te4
Au KostoviteCuAuTe4
HgMercury
Hg ColoradoiteHgTe
PbLead
Pb AltaitePbTe
Pb GalenaPbS

References

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Duguid, Keith B. (1972) The Structure and Petrology of the Commoner Mine below level 8. Special Honors Project, Univ. of Rhodesia.

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