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Gwanda - Filabusi District, Matabeleland South, Zimbabwei
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Gwanda - Filabusi DistrictDistrict
Matabeleland SouthProvince
ZimbabweCountry

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18 valid minerals.

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Actinolite
Formula: ☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Reference: Bartholomew, D. S. (1990). Gold deposits of Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe Geological Survey, Mineral Resources Survey No. 23
Ankerite
Formula: Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Reference: Oberthuer, T., Saager, R., & Tomschi, H. P. (1990). Geological, mineralogical and geochemical aspects of Archean banded iron-formation-hosted gold deposits: Some examples from southern Africa. Mineralium Deposita, 25, S125-S135.
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Aurostibite
Formula: AuSb2
Beryl
Formula: Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Description: Unusual black beryl has been described from this area.
Reference: Cairncross, B. (2004) Field Guide To Rocks & Minerals Of Southern Africa: 52.
Beryl var: Emerald
Formula: Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Bismuth
Formula: Bi
Description: Found in pegmatites.
Reference: Cairncross, B. (2004) Field Guide To Rocks & Minerals Of Southern Africa: 54.
Bismutite
Formula: (BiO)2CO3
Description: Found in pegmatites.
Reference: Cairncross, B. (2004) Field Guide To Rocks & Minerals Of Southern Africa: 54.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Oberthuer, T., Saager, R., & Tomschi, H. P. (1990). Geological, mineralogical and geochemical aspects of Archean banded iron-formation-hosted gold deposits: Some examples from southern Africa. Mineralium Deposita, 25, S125-S135.
'Chlorite Group'
Chrysoberyl
Formula: BeAl2O4
Description: Found in the Filabusi region.
Reference: Cairncross, B. (2004) Field Guide To Rocks & Minerals Of Southern Africa: 74.
Chrysoberyl var: Alexandrite
Formula: BeAl2O4
Description: Found in the Filabusi region.
Reference: Cairncross, B. (2004) Field Guide To Rocks & Minerals Of Southern Africa: 74.
'Clinochrysotile'
Description: Found in Gwanda district.
Reference: Cairncross, B. (2004) Field Guide To Rocks & Minerals Of Southern Africa: 76.
Gersdorffite-Pa3
Formula: Ni(As,S)2
Reference: Bayliss, P. (1982) A further crystal structure refinement of gersdorffite, American Mineralogist. 67: 1058-106
Gold
Formula: Au
'Lepidolite'
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: Bartholomew, D. S. (1990). Gold deposits of Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe Geological Survey, Mineral Resources Survey No. 23
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: Econ Geol (1984) 79:162-171; Oberthuer, T., Saager, R., & Tomschi, H. P. (1990). Geological, mineralogical and geochemical aspects of Archean banded iron-formation-hosted gold deposits: Some examples from southern Africa. Mineralium Deposita, 25, S125-S135.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Scheelite
Formula: Ca(WO4)
Reference: Bartholomew, D. S. (1990). Gold deposits of Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe Geological Survey, Mineral Resources Survey No. 23
Spodumene
Formula: LiAlSi2O6
Talc
Formula: Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Reference: Bartholomew, D. S. (1990). Gold deposits of Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe Geological Survey, Mineral Resources Survey No. 23
'Tourmaline'
Formula: A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Bismuth1.CA.05Bi
Gold1.AA.05Au
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Arsenopyrite2.EB.20FeAsS
Aurostibite2.EB.05aAuSb2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Chrysoberyl4.BA.05BeAl2O4
var: Alexandrite4.BA.05BeAl2O4
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Ankerite5.AB.10Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Bismutite5.BE.25(BiO)2CO3
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Scheelite7.GA.05Ca(WO4)
Group 9 - Silicates
Actinolite9.DE.10☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Beryl9.CJ.05Be3Al2(Si6O18)
var: Emerald9.CJ.05Be3Al2(Si6O18)
'Clinochrysotile'9.ED.
Spodumene9.DA.30LiAlSi2O6
Talc9.EC.05Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-
Gersdorffite-Pa3-Ni(As,S)2
'Lepidolite'-
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

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
Bismuth1.3.1.4Bi
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Aurostibite2.12.1.11AuSb2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Chrysoberyl7.2.9.1BeAl2O4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
AB(XO3)2
Ankerite14.2.1.2Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Bismutite16a.3.5.1(BiO)2CO3
Group 48 - ANHYDROUS MOLYBDATES AND TUNGSTATES
AXO4
Scheelite48.1.2.1Ca(WO4)
Group 61 - CYCLOSILICATES Six-Membered Rings
Six-Membered Rings with [Si6O18] rings; possible (OH) and Al substitution
Beryl61.1.1.1Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Spodumene65.1.4.1LiAlSi2O6
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 1:1 layers
'Clinochrysotile'71.1.2d.1
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Talc71.2.1.3Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Actinolite-☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Beryl
var: Emerald
-Be3Al2(Si6O18)
'Chlorite Group'-
Chrysoberyl
var: Alexandrite
-BeAl2O4
Gersdorffite-Pa3-Ni(As,S)2
'Lepidolite'-
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
H TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
LiLithium
Li SpodumeneLiAlSi2O6
BeBeryllium
Be BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Be Chrysoberyl (var: Alexandrite)BeAl2O4
Be Beryl (var: Emerald)Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Be ChrysoberylBeAl2O4
BBoron
B TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
CCarbon
C Bismutite(BiO)2CO3
C CalciteCaCO3
C AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
OOxygen
O QuartzSiO2
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
O Bismutite(BiO)2CO3
O Chrysoberyl (var: Alexandrite)BeAl2O4
O Beryl (var: Emerald)Be3Al2(Si6O18)
O TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
O SpodumeneLiAlSi2O6
O Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
O TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O ScheeliteCa(WO4)
O ChrysoberylBeAl2O4
O CalciteCaCO3
O AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
MgMagnesium
Mg Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Mg TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
Mg AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
AlAluminium
Al BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Al Chrysoberyl (var: Alexandrite)BeAl2O4
Al Beryl (var: Emerald)Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Al SpodumeneLiAlSi2O6
Al ChrysoberylBeAl2O4
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Si Beryl (var: Emerald)Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Si TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Si SpodumeneLiAlSi2O6
Si Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Si TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
SSulfur
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S PyriteFeS2
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S Gersdorffite-Pa3Ni(As,S)2
CaCalcium
Ca Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Ca ScheeliteCa(WO4)
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
FeIron
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
NiNickel
Ni Gersdorffite-Pa3Ni(As,S)2
AsArsenic
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
As Gersdorffite-Pa3Ni(As,S)2
SbAntimony
Sb AurostibiteAuSb2
WTungsten
W ScheeliteCa(WO4)
AuGold
Au GoldAu
Au AurostibiteAuSb2
BiBismuth
Bi BismuthBi
Bi Bismutite(BiO)2CO3

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Wikipedia:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gwanda_District
Wikidata ID:Q5623288

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