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Nsuta Mine (Insuta Mine; Nsuta-Gaywin Manganese concession; Nsuta-Wassaw), Tarkwa, Western Region, Ghana

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View of the Tarkwa manganese mining area, ca. 1910.

Nsuta Mine, Tarkwa, Western Region, Ghana
View of the Tarkwa manganese mining area, ca. 1910.

Nsuta Mine, Tarkwa, Western Region, Ghana
View of the Tarkwa manganese mining area, ca. 1910.

Nsuta Mine, Tarkwa, Western Region, Ghana
View of the Tarkwa manganese mining area, ca. 1910.

Nsuta Mine, Tarkwa, Western Region, Ghana
View of the Tarkwa manganese mining area, ca. 1910.

Nsuta Mine, Tarkwa, Western Region, Ghana
View of the Tarkwa manganese mining area, ca. 1910.

Nsuta Mine, Tarkwa, Western Region, Ghana
View of the Tarkwa manganese mining area, ca. 1910.

Nsuta Mine, Tarkwa, Western Region, Ghana
View of the Tarkwa manganese mining area, ca. 1910.

Nsuta Mine, Tarkwa, Western Region, Ghana
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 5° 16' 59'' North , 1° 58' 0'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 5.28333,-1.96667
GeoHash:G#: ebyw51zct
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Aw : Tropical savanna, wet


Metamorphic carbonate-type manganese deposit, discovered in 1914 and mined from an open pit since 1917. The deposit consists of a manganese oxide zone, which is now mined out, and an underlying manganese carbonate zone which was discovered in 1968.
Owned by the African Manganese Co. from 1923, then owned by Ghana National Manganese Corp. Produced 267,996 tons of ore (1984).
Located about 20 km SE of Tarkwa.

Regions containing this locality

West Africa

UN Subregion - 555 mineral species & varietal names listed

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


40 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Alabandite
Formula: MnS
Reference: Mineralium Deposita Volume 34 Issue 3 (1999) pp 297-311
Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Description: Accessory mineral in the metasedimentary host rocks.
Reference: Mücke, A., Dzigbodi-Adjimah, K., and Annor, A. (1999): Mineralium Deposita 34, 297-311.
'Apatite'
Description: Accessory mineral in the metasedimentary host rocks.
Reference: Mücke, A., Dzigbodi-Adjimah, K., and Annor, A. (1999): Mineralium Deposita 34, 297-311.
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Reference: Mücke, A., Dzigbodi-Adjimah, K., and Annor, A. (1999): Mineralium Deposita 34, 297-311.
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Reference: Mücke, A., Dzigbodi-Adjimah, K., and Annor, A. (1999): Mineralium Deposita 34, 297-311.
Brucite
Formula: Mg(OH)2
Reference: Mineralium Deposita Volume 34 Issue 3 (1999) pp 297-311
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Habit: Massive
Description: Occurs in the metasedimentary host rocks.
Reference: Mücke, A., Dzigbodi-Adjimah, K., and Annor, A. (1999): Mineralium Deposita 34, 297-311.
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Reference: Mücke, A., Dzigbodi-Adjimah, K., and Annor, A. (1999): Mineralium Deposita 34, 297-311.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Mücke, A., Dzigbodi-Adjimah, K., and Annor, A. (1999): Mineralium Deposita 34, 297-311.
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Mücke, A., Dzigbodi-Adjimah, K., and Annor, A. (1999): Mineralium Deposita 34, 297-311.
Cryptomelane ?
Formula: K(Mn4+7Mn3+)O16
Reference: Mücke, A., Dzigbodi-Adjimah, K., and Annor, A. (1999): Mineralium Deposita 34, 297-311.
Cummingtonite
Formula: ☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Reference: AmMin 46:642
Digenite
Formula: Cu9S5
Reference: Mücke, A., Dzigbodi-Adjimah, K., and Annor, A. (1999): Mineralium Deposita 34, 297-311.
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Habit: Massive
Description: Occurs in the metasedimentary host rocks.
Reference: Mücke, A., Dzigbodi-Adjimah, K., and Annor, A. (1999): Mineralium Deposita 34, 297-311.
Galaxite
Formula: Mn2+Al2O4
Reference: Mineralium Deposita Volume 34 Issue 3 (1999) pp 297-311
Gersdorffite
Formula: NiAsS
Reference: Mineralium Deposita Volume 34 Issue 3 (1999) pp 297-311
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: Mücke, A., Dzigbodi-Adjimah, K., and Annor, A. (1999): Mineralium Deposita 34, 297-311.
Ilmenite
Formula: Fe2+TiO3
Reference: Mücke, A., Dzigbodi-Adjimah, K., and Annor, A. (1999): Mineralium Deposita 34, 297-311.
Jacobsite
Formula: Mn2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: Mücke, A., Dzigbodi-Adjimah, K., and Annor, A. (1999): Mineralium Deposita 34, 297-311.
Kutnohorite
Formula: CaMn2+(CO3)2
Habit: Massive
Description: Occurs in the metasedimentary host rocks.
Reference: Mücke, A., Dzigbodi-Adjimah, K., and Annor, A. (1999): Mineralium Deposita 34, 297-311.; Nyame, F.K., Kase, K., Yamamoto, M. (1998): Spessartine Garnets in a Manganiferous Carbonate Formation from Nsuta, Ghana. Resource Geology; 48, 13-22.
Linnaeite
Formula: Co2+Co3+2S4
Reference: Mücke, A., Dzigbodi-Adjimah, K., and Annor, A. (1999): Mineralium Deposita 34, 297-311.
Lithiophorite
Formula: (Al,Li)MnO2(OH)2
Reference: Mücke, A., Dzigbodi-Adjimah, K., and Annor, A. (1999): Mineralium Deposita 34, 297-311.
Manganite
Formula: Mn3+O(OH)
Reference: Mineralium Deposita Volume 34 Issue 3 (1999) pp 297-311
'Manganoan Calcite'
Formula: (Ca,Mn)CO3
Habit: Massive
Description: Occurs in the metasedimentary host rocks.
Reference: Mücke, A., Dzigbodi-Adjimah, K., and Annor, A. (1999): Mineralium Deposita 34, 297-311.
Manganosite
Formula: MnO
Reference: Mücke, A., Dzigbodi-Adjimah, K., and Annor, A. (1999): Mineralium Deposita 34, 297-311.
Millerite
Formula: NiS
Reference: Mineralium Deposita Volume 34 Issue 3 (1999) pp 297-311
Molybdenite
Formula: MoS2
Reference: Mineralium Deposita Volume 34 Issue 3 (1999) pp 297-311
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Mücke, A., Dzigbodi-Adjimah, K., and Annor, A. (1999): Mineralium Deposita 34, 297-311.; Nyame, F.K., Kase, K., Yamamoto, M. (1998): Spessartine Garnets in a Manganiferous Carbonate Formation from Nsuta, Ghana. Resource Geology; 48, 13-22.
Nickeline
Formula: NiAs
Reference: Mineralium Deposita Volume 34 Issue 3 (1999) pp 297-311
Nsutite (TL)
Formula: (Mn4+,Mn2+)(O,OH)2
Type Locality:
Reference: Sorem, R. K. Cameron, E. N (1960), Manganese oxides and associated minerals of the Nsuta manganese deposits, Ghana, West Africa. Economic Geology,55, 278-310.
Pentlandite
Formula: (FexNiy)Σ9S8
Habit: Exsolution bodies in pyrrhotite.
Reference: Mücke, A., Dzigbodi-Adjimah, K., and Annor, A. (1999): Mineralium Deposita 34, 297-311.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Mücke, A., Dzigbodi-Adjimah, K., and Annor, A. (1999): Mineralium Deposita 34, 297-311.; Econ Geol (1996) 91:289-301
Pyrochroite
Formula: Mn(OH)2
Reference: Mineralium Deposita Volume 34 Issue 3 (1999) pp 297-311
Pyrolusite
Formula: Mn4+O2
Reference: Mineralium Deposita Volume 34 Issue 3 (1999) pp 297-311
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Habit: Microscopic grains
Description: Occurs in the metasedimentary host rocks.
Reference: Mücke, A., Dzigbodi-Adjimah, K., and Annor, A. (1999): Mineralium Deposita 34, 297-311.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Mücke, A., Dzigbodi-Adjimah, K., and Annor, A. (1999): Mineralium Deposita 34, 297-311.; Nyame, F.K., Kase, K., Yamamoto, M. (1998): Spessartine Garnets in a Manganiferous Carbonate Formation from Nsuta, Ghana. Resource Geology; 48, 13-22.
Ramsdellite
Formula: Mn4+O2
Reference: Mücke, A., Dzigbodi-Adjimah, K., and Annor, A. (1999): Mineralium Deposita 34, 297-311.
Rhodochrosite
Formula: MnCO3
Reference: Mineralium Deposita Volume 34 Issue 3 (1999) pp 297-311; Nyame, F.K., Kase, K., Yamamoto, M. (1998): Spessartine Garnets in a Manganiferous Carbonate Formation from Nsuta, Ghana. Resource Geology; 48, 13-22.
Romanèchite ?
Formula: (Ba,H2O)2(Mn4+,Mn3+)5O10
Reference: Mücke, A., Dzigbodi-Adjimah, K., and Annor, A. (1999): Mineralium Deposita 34, 297-311.
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
Reference: Mücke, A., Dzigbodi-Adjimah, K., and Annor, A. (1999): Mineralium Deposita 34, 297-311.
Spessartine
Formula: Mn2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Reference: Nyame, F.K., Kase, K., Yamamoto, M. (1998): Spessartine Garnets in a Manganiferous Carbonate Formation from Nsuta, Ghana. Resource Geology; 48, 13-22.
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Mineralium Deposita Volume 34 Issue 3 (1999) pp 297-311
Todorokite
Formula: (Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O
Reference: Mineralium Deposita Volume 34 Issue 3 (1999) pp 297-311
'Tourmaline'
Formula: A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Description: Accessory mineral in the metasedimentary host rocks.
Reference: Mücke, A., Dzigbodi-Adjimah, K., and Annor, A. (1999): Mineralium Deposita 34, 297-311.
'Wad'
Reference: Mineralium Deposita Volume 34 Issue 3 (1999) pp 297-311

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Alabandite'2.CD.10MnS
'Arsenopyrite'2.EB.20FeAsS
'Bornite'2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
'Chalcocite'2.BA.05Cu2S
'Chalcopyrite'2.CB.10aCuFeS2
'Digenite'2.BA.10Cu9S5
'Gersdorffite'2.EB.25NiAsS
'Linnaeite'2.DA.05Co2+Co3+2S4
'Millerite'2.CC.20NiS
'Molybdenite'2.EA.30MoS2
'Nickeline'2.CC.05NiAs
'Pentlandite'2.BB.15(FexNiy)Σ9S8
'Pyrite'2.EB.05aFeS2
'Pyrrhotite'2.CC.10Fe7S8
'Sphalerite'2.CB.05aZnS
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Brucite'4.FE.05Mg(OH)2
'Cryptomelane' ?4.DK.05aK(Mn4+7Mn3+)O16
'Galaxite'4.BB.05Mn2+Al2O4
'Goethite'4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
'Ilmenite'4.CB.05Fe2+TiO3
'Jacobsite'4.BB.05Mn2+Fe3+2O4
'Lithiophorite'4.FE.25(Al,Li)MnO2(OH)2
'Manganite'4.FD.15Mn3+O(OH)
'Manganosite'4.AB.25MnO
'Nsutite' (TL)4.DB.15c(Mn4+,Mn2+)(O,OH)2
'Pyrochroite'4.FE.05Mn(OH)2
'Pyrolusite'4.DB.05Mn4+O2
'Quartz'4.DA.05SiO2
'Ramsdellite'4.DB.15aMn4+O2
'Romanèchite' ?4.DK.10(Ba,H2O)2(Mn4+,Mn3+)5O10
'Rutile'4.DB.05TiO2
'Todorokite'4.DK.10(Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
'Calcite'5.AB.05CaCO3
'Dolomite'5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
'Kutnohorite'5.AB.10CaMn2+(CO3)2
'Rhodochrosite'5.AB.05MnCO3
Group 9 - Silicates
'Albite'9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
'Cummingtonite'9.DE.05☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
'Muscovite'9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
'Spessartine'9.AD.25Mn2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Apatite'-
'Chlorite Group'-
'Manganoan Calcite'-(Ca,Mn)CO3
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
'Wad'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
Digenite2.4.7.3Cu9S5
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 9:8
Pentlandite2.7.1.1(FexNiy)Σ9S8
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Alabandite2.8.1.4MnS
Millerite2.8.16.1NiS
Nickeline2.8.11.1NiAs
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:4
Linnaeite2.10.1.1Co2+Co3+2S4
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Gersdorffite2.12.3.2NiAsS
Molybdenite2.12.10.1MoS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
AX
Manganosite4.2.1.3MnO
A2X3
Ilmenite4.3.5.1Fe2+TiO3
AX2
Nsutite (TL)4.4.8.1(Mn4+,Mn2+)(O,OH)2
Pyrolusite4.4.1.4Mn4+O2
Ramsdellite4.4.7.1Mn4+O2
Rutile4.4.1.1TiO2
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Manganite6.1.3.1Mn3+O(OH)
X(OH)2
Brucite6.2.1.1Mg(OH)2
Pyrochroite6.2.1.3Mn(OH)2
Miscellaneous
Lithiophorite6.4.1.1(Al,Li)MnO2(OH)2
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Galaxite7.2.1.2Mn2+Al2O4
Jacobsite7.2.2.2Mn2+Fe3+2O4
AB3X7
Todorokite7.8.1.1(Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O
AB8X16
Cryptomelane ?7.9.1.2K(Mn4+7Mn3+)O16
Romanèchite ?7.9.2.1(Ba,H2O)2(Mn4+,Mn3+)5O10
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Rhodochrosite14.1.1.4MnCO3
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Kutnohorite14.2.1.3CaMn2+(CO3)2
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in [6] and >[6] coordination
Spessartine51.4.3a.3Mn2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Group 66 - INOSILICATES Double-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=2)
Amphiboles - Mg-Fe-Mn-Li subgroup
Cummingtonite66.1.1.1☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
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
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Albite76.1.3.1Na(AlSi3O8)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Apatite'-
'Chlorite Group'-
'Manganoan Calcite'-(Ca,Mn)CO3
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
'Wad'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H BruciteMg(OH)2
H Cummingtonite☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H Lithiophorite(Al,Li)MnO2(OH)2
H ManganiteMn3+O(OH)
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H Nsutite(Mn4+,Mn2+)(O,OH)2
H PyrochroiteMn(OH)2
H Romanèchite(Ba,H2O)2(Mn4+,Mn3+)5O10
H Todorokite(Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O
LiLithium
Li Lithiophorite(Al,Li)MnO2(OH)2
BBoron
B TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
C KutnohoriteCaMn2+(CO3)2
C Manganoan Calcite(Ca,Mn)CO3
C RhodochrositeMnCO3
OOxygen
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O BruciteMg(OH)2
O CalciteCaCO3
O CryptomelaneK(Mn74+Mn3+)O16
O Cummingtonite☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O GalaxiteMn2+Al2O4
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
O JacobsiteMn2+Fe23+O4
O KutnohoriteCaMn2+(CO3)2
O Lithiophorite(Al,Li)MnO2(OH)2
O ManganiteMn3+O(OH)
O Manganoan Calcite(Ca,Mn)CO3
O ManganositeMnO
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O Nsutite(Mn4+,Mn2+)(O,OH)2
O PyrochroiteMn(OH)2
O PyrolusiteMn4+O2
O QuartzSiO2
O RamsdelliteMn4+O2
O RhodochrositeMnCO3
O Romanèchite(Ba,H2O)2(Mn4+,Mn3+)5O10
O RutileTiO2
O SpessartineMn32+Al2(SiO4)3
O Todorokite(Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O
O TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
NaSodium
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Na Todorokite(Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O
MgMagnesium
Mg BruciteMg(OH)2
Mg Cummingtonite☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Mg Todorokite(Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O
AlAluminium
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Al GalaxiteMn2+Al2O4
Al Lithiophorite(Al,Li)MnO2(OH)2
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al SpessartineMn32+Al2(SiO4)3
Al Todorokite(Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O
SiSilicon
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si Cummingtonite☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si QuartzSiO2
Si SpessartineMn32+Al2(SiO4)3
SSulfur
S AlabanditeMnS
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S ChalcociteCu2S
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S DigeniteCu9S5
S GersdorffiteNiAsS
S LinnaeiteCo2+Co23+S4
S MilleriteNiS
S MolybdeniteMoS2
S Pentlandite(FexNiy)Σ9S8
S PyriteFeS2
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S SphaleriteZnS
KPotassium
K CryptomelaneK(Mn74+Mn3+)O16
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K Todorokite(Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Ca KutnohoriteCaMn2+(CO3)2
Ca Manganoan Calcite(Ca,Mn)CO3
Ca Todorokite(Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O
TiTitanium
Ti IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Ti RutileTiO2
MnManganese
Mn AlabanditeMnS
Mn CryptomelaneK(Mn74+Mn3+)O16
Mn GalaxiteMn2+Al2O4
Mn JacobsiteMn2+Fe23+O4
Mn KutnohoriteCaMn2+(CO3)2
Mn Lithiophorite(Al,Li)MnO2(OH)2
Mn ManganiteMn3+O(OH)
Mn Manganoan Calcite(Ca,Mn)CO3
Mn ManganositeMnO
Mn Nsutite(Mn4+,Mn2+)(O,OH)2
Mn PyrochroiteMn(OH)2
Mn PyrolusiteMn4+O2
Mn RamsdelliteMn4+O2
Mn RhodochrositeMnCO3
Mn Romanèchite(Ba,H2O)2(Mn4+,Mn3+)5O10
Mn SpessartineMn32+Al2(SiO4)3
Mn Todorokite(Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O
FeIron
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Fe JacobsiteMn2+Fe23+O4
Fe Pentlandite(FexNiy)Σ9S8
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
CoCobalt
Co LinnaeiteCo2+Co23+S4
NiNickel
Ni GersdorffiteNiAsS
Ni MilleriteNiS
Ni NickelineNiAs
Ni Pentlandite(FexNiy)Σ9S8
CuCopper
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu DigeniteCu9S5
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
AsArsenic
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
As GersdorffiteNiAsS
As NickelineNiAs
SrStrontium
Sr Todorokite(Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O
MoMolybdenum
Mo MolybdeniteMoS2
BaBarium
Ba Romanèchite(Ba,H2O)2(Mn4+,Mn3+)5O10
Ba Todorokite(Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O

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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Statherian - Paleoproterozoic
1600 - 2500 Ma



ID: 3185349
Paleoproterozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Proterozoic (1600 - 2500 Ma)

Lithology: Conglomerate,sandstone,argillite

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]

Rhyacian
2050 - 2300 Ma



ID: 3306446

Age: Rhyacian (2050 - 2300 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary and volcaniclastic

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

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References

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Bureau of Mines Mineral Trade Notes (Aug 1947).
Sorem, Ronald Keith, and Cameron, E.N. (1960) Manganese oxides and associated minerals of the Nsuta manganese deposits, Ghana, west Africa. Economic Geology: 55(2): 278-310.
Zwicker, W.K., Groeneveld Meijer, W.O.J., Jaffe, H.W. (1962) Nsutite - a widespread manganese oxide mineral. American Mineralogist: 47: 246-266.
Mining Annual Review (1985) 449.
Mücke, A., Dzigbodi-Adjimah, K., and Annor, A. (1999) Mineralogy, petrology, geochemistry and genesis of the Paleoproterozoic Birimian manganese-formation of Nsuta/Ghana. Mineralium Deposita: 34: 297-311.


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