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Gifurwe Mines, Gifurwe sector, Cyeru Commune, Northern Province, Rwanda

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 1° 39' South , 29° 51' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -1.65000,29.85000
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate


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9 valid minerals.

Regional Geology

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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Mesoproterozoic
1000 - 1600 Ma



ID: 3306462

Age: Mesoproterozoic (1000 - 1600 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary

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

Ectasian - Paleoproterozoic
1200 - 2500 Ma



ID: 3184636
Paleoproterozoic-Mesoproterozoic crystalline metamorphic rocks

Age: Proterozoic (1200 - 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]

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References

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- Frisch, W. (1975): Die Wolfram-Lagerstätte Gifurwe (Rwanda) und die Genese der zentralafrikanischen Reinit-Lagerstätten - Jahrbuch Geologische Bundesanstalt, Nr.118, p.119-191.
- Werner, A.B.T., Sinclair, W.D., and Amey, E.B. (1998): International Strategic Mineral Issues Summary Report - Tungsten. US Geological Survey Circular 930-O.
- De Clercq, F., Muchez, P., Dewaele, S. and Boyce, A. (2008): The tungsten mineralisation at Nyakabingo and Gifurwe (Rwanda): Preliminary results. Geologica Belgica, 11, 251-258.

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