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Gifurwe Mines, Gifurwe sector, Cyeru Commune, Northern Province, Rwandai
Regional Level Types
Gifurwe MinesGroup of Mines
Gifurwe sectorSector
Cyeru CommuneCommune
Northern ProvinceProvince
RwandaCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 1° 39' South , 29° 51' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -1.65000,29.85000
GeoHash:G#: kxtnx78h5
Locality type:Group of Mines
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Byumba70,593 (2016)25.5km
Musanze86,685 (2016)29.1km
Eglise Catholique, Centrale GIKO3,000 (2017)32.2km
Kigali745,261 (2016)40.6km
Kisoro12,400 (2016)44.5km


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Somali Plate (Somalia Plate)Tectonic Plate

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


9 valid minerals.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Ferberite4.DB.30FeWO4
var: Reinite4.DB.30FeWO4
Hydrokenoelsmoreite4.DH.152W2O6(H2O)
var: Ferritungstite4.DH.152W2O6(H2O)
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Raspite4.DG.20Pb(WO4)
Tungstite4.FJ.10WO3 · H2O
Yttrotungstite-(Ce)4.FD.20(Ce,Nd,Y)W2O6(OH)3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Anthoinite7.GB.35AlWO3(OH)3
Group 9 - Silicates
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Alumotungstite'-2W2O6(H2O)
'Wolframite'-(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
AX3
Tungstite4.5.2.1WO3 · H2O
Group 48 - ANHYDROUS MOLYBDATES AND TUNGSTATES
AXO4
Ferberite48.1.1.2FeWO4
Raspite48.1.4.1Pb(WO4)
Basic Anhydrous Molybdates and Tungstates
Anthoinite48.3.3.1AlWO3(OH)3
Group 49 - HYDRATED MOLYBDATES AND TUNGSTATES
Hydrated Molybdates and Tungstates Containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
Yttrotungstite-(Ce)49.3.3.1(Ce,Nd,Y)W2O6(OH)3
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Alumotungstite'-2W2O6(H2O)
Ferberite
var: Reinite
-FeWO4
Hydrokenoelsmoreite-2W2O6(H2O)
var: Ferritungstite-2W2O6(H2O)
'Wolframite'-(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Hydrokenoelsmoreite2W2O6(H2O)
H Yttrotungstite-(Ce)(Ce,Nd,Y)W2O6(OH)3
H AnthoiniteAlWO3(OH)3
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H TungstiteWO3 · H2O
H Alumotungstite2W2O6(H2O)
OOxygen
O QuartzSiO2
O RaspitePb(WO4)
O Hydrokenoelsmoreite2W2O6(H2O)
O Yttrotungstite-(Ce)(Ce,Nd,Y)W2O6(OH)3
O AnthoiniteAlWO3(OH)3
O FerberiteFeWO4
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
O TungstiteWO3 · H2O
O Alumotungstite2W2O6(H2O)
O Ferberite (var: Reinite)FeWO4
AlAluminium
Al AnthoiniteAlWO3(OH)3
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
KPotassium
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
MnManganese
Mn Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
FeIron
Fe FerberiteFeWO4
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
Fe Ferberite (var: Reinite)FeWO4
CeCerium
Ce Yttrotungstite-(Ce)(Ce,Nd,Y)W2O6(OH)3
WTungsten
W RaspitePb(WO4)
W Hydrokenoelsmoreite2W2O6(H2O)
W Yttrotungstite-(Ce)(Ce,Nd,Y)W2O6(OH)3
W AnthoiniteAlWO3(OH)3
W FerberiteFeWO4
W Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
W TungstiteWO3 · H2O
W Alumotungstite2W2O6(H2O)
W Ferberite (var: Reinite)FeWO4
PbLead
Pb RaspitePb(WO4)

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]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

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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