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Roadcut stichtite occurrence, Kaapsche Hoop (Kaapsehoop), Barberton, Ehlanzeni District, Mpumalanga, South Africai
Regional Level Types
Roadcut stichtite occurrenceOccurrence
Kaapsche Hoop (Kaapsehoop)- not defined -
Barberton- not defined -
Ehlanzeni DistrictDistrict
South AfricaCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 25° 35' 28'' South , 30° 46' 4'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -25.59137,30.76805
GeoHash:G#: kemykjhx7
Locality type:Occurrence
Köppen climate type:Cwb : Subtropical highland climate or temperate oceanic climate with dry winters
Nearest Settlements:
Nelspruit110,159 (2013)24.1km
Barberton67,927 (2012)36.0km
White River15,954 (2012)37.8km

In roadcut from Kaapsche Hoop close to turnoff to Kaapsche Hoop asbestos mine.

Regions containing this locality

Somali Plate (Somalia Plate)Tectonic Plate
Transvaal, South AfricaProvince (Former)

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List

1 valid mineral.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Stichtite5.DA.50Mg6Cr3+2(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Stichtite16b.6.2.2Mg6Cr3+2(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

H StichtiteMg6Cr23+(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O
C StichtiteMg6Cr23+(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O
O StichtiteMg6Cr23+(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O
Mg StichtiteMg6Cr23+(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O
Cr StichtiteMg6Cr23+(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O

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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Rhyacian - Siderian
2050 - 2500 Ma

ID: 2236959
Black Reef Formation of Transvaal Supergroup

Age: Proterozoic (2050 - 2500 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Black Reef Formation

Description: Quartzite, subordinate conglomerate and shale

Reference: Council for Geoscience. Geologic map of South Africa, 1:1M. National Science Councils of South Africa. [41]

Mesoarchean - Paleoarchean
2800 - 3600 Ma

ID: 3187538
Archean crystalline metamorphic rocks

Age: Archean (2800 - 3600 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]

3200 - 3600 Ma

ID: 3311890

Age: Paleoarchean (3200 - 3600 Ma)

Lithology: Plutonic and metamorphic

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

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