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Mooinooi Mine, Mooinooi, Brits (Brits District), Bojanala Platinum District, North West, South Africai
Regional Level Types
Mooinooi MineMine
Mooinooi- not defined -
Brits (Brits District)- not defined -
Bojanala Platinum DistrictDistrict
North WestProvince
South AfricaCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 25° 43' 26'' South , 27° 34' 10'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -25.72389,27.56944
GeoHash:G#: ke7tem57q
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Cwa : Monsoon-influenced humid subtropical climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Brits122,497 (2012)23.3km
Rustenburg124,064 (2012)33.4km
Maile10,000 (2018)42.6km
Muldersdriseloop1,500 (2012)43.9km
Ga-Rankuwa68,767 (2012)44.2km


A chromium mine located near Brits, western limb of Bushveld.

Regions containing this locality

African PlateTectonic Plate
Transvaal, South AfricaProvince (Former)
Bushveld Complex, South AfricaComplex

Select Mineral List Type

Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


11 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Min.Rec.:20(5):398.
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Minerals of South Africa
Chromite
Formula: Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Reference: Min.Rec.:20(5):398.; http://www.sylvaniaplatinum.com/im/files/documents/slv_AR2013.pdf
Dravite
Formula: Na(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Reference: Minerals of South Africa
Fluorapophyllite-(K)
Formula: KCa4(Si8O20)(F,OH) · 8H2O
Reference: Min.Rec.:20(5):398.
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: http://www.sylvaniaplatinum.com/im/files/documents/slv_AR2013.pdf
'Heulandite subgroup'
Reference: Minerals of South Africa
Laumontite
Formula: CaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Reference: Minerals of South Africa
Mesolite ?
Formula: Na2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
Reference: Min.Rec.:20(5):398.
Natrolite
Formula: Na2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Reference: Minerals of South Africa
Palladium
Formula: (Pd,Pt)
Reference: http://www.sylvaniaplatinum.com/im/files/documents/slv_AR2013.pdf
Platinum
Formula: Pt
Reference: http://www.sylvaniaplatinum.com/im/files/documents/slv_AR2013.pdf
Rhodium
Formula: (Rh,Pt)
Reference: http://www.sylvaniaplatinum.com/im/files/documents/slv_AR2013.pdf
'Stilbite subgroup'
Reference: Min.Rec.:20(5):398.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Gold1.AA.05Au
Palladium1.AF.10(Pd,Pt)
Platinum1.AF.10Pt
Rhodium1.AF.10(Rh,Pt)
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Chromite4.BB.05Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 9 - Silicates
Dravite9.CK.05Na(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Fluorapophyllite-(K)9.EA.15KCa4(Si8O20)(F,OH) · 8H2O
Laumontite9.GB.10CaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Mesolite ?9.GA.05Na2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
Natrolite9.GA.05Na2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-
'Heulandite subgroup'-
'Stilbite subgroup'-

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
Platinum Group Metals and Alloys
Palladium1.2.1.4(Pd,Pt)
Platinum1.2.1.1Pt
Rhodium1.2.1.3(Rh,Pt)
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Chromite7.2.3.3Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 61 - CYCLOSILICATES Six-Membered Rings
Six-Membered Rings with borate groups
Dravite61.3.1.9Na(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Group 72 - PHYLLOSILICATES Two-Dimensional Infinite Sheets with Other Than Six-Membered Rings
Two-Dimensional Infinite Sheets with Other Than Six-Membered Rings with 3-, 4-, or 5-membered rings and 8-membered rings
Fluorapophyllite-(K)72.3.1.1KCa4(Si8O20)(F,OH) · 8H2O
Group 77 - TECTOSILICATES Zeolites
Zeolite group - True zeolites
Laumontite77.1.1.4CaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Mesolite ?77.1.5.4Na2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
Natrolite77.1.5.1Na2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-
'Heulandite subgroup'-
'Stilbite subgroup'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Fluorapophyllite-(K)KCa4(Si8O20)(F,OH) · 8H2O
H LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
H DraviteNa(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
H NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
H MesoliteNa2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
BBoron
B DraviteNa(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O CalciteCaCO3
O Fluorapophyllite-(K)KCa4(Si8O20)(F,OH) · 8H2O
O ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
O LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
O DraviteNa(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
O NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
O MesoliteNa2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
FFluorine
F Fluorapophyllite-(K)KCa4(Si8O20)(F,OH) · 8H2O
NaSodium
Na DraviteNa(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Na NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Na MesoliteNa2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
MgMagnesium
Mg DraviteNa(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
AlAluminium
Al LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Al DraviteNa(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Al NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Al MesoliteNa2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
SiSilicon
Si Fluorapophyllite-(K)KCa4(Si8O20)(F,OH) · 8H2O
Si LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Si DraviteNa(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Si NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Si MesoliteNa2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
KPotassium
K Fluorapophyllite-(K)KCa4(Si8O20)(F,OH) · 8H2O
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca Fluorapophyllite-(K)KCa4(Si8O20)(F,OH) · 8H2O
Ca LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Ca MesoliteNa2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
CrChromium
Cr ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
FeIron
Fe ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
RhRhodium
Rh Rhodium(Rh,Pt)
PdPalladium
Pd Palladium(Pd,Pt)
PtPlatinum
Pt PlatinumPt
AuGold
Au GoldAu

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: 2232089
Schilpadnest Subsuite of Rustenburg Layered Suite of Bushveld Complex

Age: Proterozoic (2050 - 2500 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Schilpadnest Subsuite

Description: Pyroxenite, leuconorite, anorthosite, chromitite

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

Rhyacian
2050 - 2300 Ma



ID: 3306670

Age: Rhyacian (2050 - 2300 Ma)

Lithology: Plutonic

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

Siderian
2300 - 2500 Ma



ID: 3184975
Paleoproterozoic intrusive rocks

Age: Siderian (2300 - 2500 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Bushveld Igneous Complex

Lithology: Intrusive igneous 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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Cairncross, B. and Dixon, R., (1995) Minerals of South Africa. The Geological Society of South Africa.
Mineralogical Record: 20(5), 398.

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