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Viceroy mine, Harare, Zimbabwei
Regional Level Types
Viceroy mineMine
HarareMetropolitan Province
ZimbabweCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
17° 45' South , 31° 15' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Ruwa30,000 (2018)15.5km
Epworth123,250 (2012)19.0km
Harare1,542,813 (2015)22.5km
Chitungwiza340,360 (2012)34.5km
Mazowe9,966 (2014)40.0km


Quartz veins with gold mineralisation and rare bismuth tellurium minerals.

Located about 30 km E of Harare.

[In Harare District or in Mashonaland East?]

A pegmatite 500m north of the mine has cassiterite and tantalite.

Regions containing this locality

African PlateTectonic Plate

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


22 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

Note: this is a very new system on mindat.org and data is currently VERY limited. Please bear with us while we work towards adding this information!

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Alphabetical List Tree Diagram

Detailed Mineral List:

Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Reference: Oberthür, T. and Weiser, T. W. (2008): Gold-bismuth-telluride-sulphide assemblages at the Viceroy Mine, Harare-Bindura-Shamva greenstone belt, Zimbabwe. Mineralogical Magazine 72, 953-970.
'Biotite'
Formula: K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Reference: Oberthür, T. and Weiser, T. W. (2008): Gold-bismuth-telluride-sulphide assemblages at the Viceroy Mine, Harare-Bindura-Shamva greenstone belt, Zimbabwe. Mineralogical Magazine 72, 953-970.
Bismuth
Formula: Bi
Reference: Oberthür, T. and Weiser, T. W. (2008): Gold-bismuth-telluride-sulphide assemblages at the Viceroy Mine, Harare-Bindura-Shamva greenstone belt, Zimbabwe. Mineralogical Magazine 72, 953-970.
Bismuthinite
Formula: Bi2S3
Reference: Oberthür, T. and Weiser, T. W. (2008): Gold-bismuth-telluride-sulphide assemblages at the Viceroy Mine, Harare-Bindura-Shamva greenstone belt, Zimbabwe. Mineralogical Magazine 72, 953-970.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Oberthür, T. and Weiser, T. W. (2008): Gold-bismuth-telluride-sulphide assemblages at the Viceroy Mine, Harare-Bindura-Shamva greenstone belt, Zimbabwe. Mineralogical Magazine 72, 953-970.
Cassiterite
Formula: SnO2
Reference: Oberthür, T. and Weiser, T. W. (2008): Gold-bismuth-telluride-sulphide assemblages at the Viceroy Mine, Harare-Bindura-Shamva greenstone belt, Zimbabwe. Mineralogical Magazine 72, 953-970.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Oberthür, T. and Weiser, T. W. (2008): Gold-bismuth-telluride-sulphide assemblages at the Viceroy Mine, Harare-Bindura-Shamva greenstone belt, Zimbabwe. Mineralogical Magazine 72, 953-970.
Clausthalite
Formula: PbSe
Reference: Oberthür, T. and Weiser, T. W. (2008): Gold-bismuth-telluride-sulphide assemblages at the Viceroy Mine, Harare-Bindura-Shamva greenstone belt, Zimbabwe. Mineralogical Magazine 72, 953-970.
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Oberthür, T. and Weiser, T. W. (2008): Gold-bismuth-telluride-sulphide assemblages at the Viceroy Mine, Harare-Bindura-Shamva greenstone belt, Zimbabwe. Mineralogical Magazine 72, 953-970.
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: Oberthür, T. and Weiser, T. W. (2008): Gold-bismuth-telluride-sulphide assemblages at the Viceroy Mine, Harare-Bindura-Shamva greenstone belt, Zimbabwe. Mineralogical Magazine 72, 953-970.
Graphite
Formula: C
Reference: Oberthür, T. and Weiser, T. W. (2008): Gold-bismuth-telluride-sulphide assemblages at the Viceroy Mine, Harare-Bindura-Shamva greenstone belt, Zimbabwe. Mineralogical Magazine 72, 953-970.
Hedleyite
Formula: Bi7Te3
Reference: Oberthür, T. and Weiser, T. W. (2008): Gold-bismuth-telluride-sulphide assemblages at the Viceroy Mine, Harare-Bindura-Shamva greenstone belt, Zimbabwe. Mineralogical Magazine 72, 953-970.
Ikunolite
Formula: Bi4(S,Se)3
Reference: Oberthür, T. and Weiser, T. W. (2008): Gold-bismuth-telluride-sulphide assemblages at the Viceroy Mine, Harare-Bindura-Shamva greenstone belt, Zimbabwe. Mineralogical Magazine 72, 953-970.
Jonassonite
Formula: AuBi5S4
Reference: Oberthür, T. and Weiser, T. W. (2008): Gold-bismuth-telluride-sulphide assemblages at the Viceroy Mine, Harare-Bindura-Shamva greenstone belt, Zimbabwe. Mineralogical Magazine 72, 953-970.
Joséite-A
Formula: Bi4TeS2
Reference: Oberthür, T. and Weiser, T. W. (2008): Gold-bismuth-telluride-sulphide assemblages at the Viceroy Mine, Harare-Bindura-Shamva greenstone belt, Zimbabwe. Mineralogical Magazine 72, 953-970.
Joséite-B
Formula: Bi4Te2S
Reference: Oberthür, T. and Weiser, T. W. (2008): Gold-bismuth-telluride-sulphide assemblages at the Viceroy Mine, Harare-Bindura-Shamva greenstone belt, Zimbabwe. Mineralogical Magazine 72, 953-970.
Mackinawite
Formula: (Fe,Ni)9S8
Reference: Oberthür, T. and Weiser, T. W. (2008): Gold-bismuth-telluride-sulphide assemblages at the Viceroy Mine, Harare-Bindura-Shamva greenstone belt, Zimbabwe. Mineralogical Magazine 72, 953-970.
Maldonite
Formula: Au2Bi
Reference: Oberthür, T. and Weiser, T. W. (2008): Gold-bismuth-telluride-sulphide assemblages at the Viceroy Mine, Harare-Bindura-Shamva greenstone belt, Zimbabwe. Mineralogical Magazine 72, 953-970.
'Protojoséite'
Formula: Bi3(Te,S)2
Reference: Oberthür, T. and Weiser, T. W. (2008): Gold-bismuth-telluride-sulphide assemblages at the Viceroy Mine, Harare-Bindura-Shamva greenstone belt, Zimbabwe. Mineralogical Magazine 72, 953-970.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Oberthür, T. and Weiser, T. W. (2008): Gold-bismuth-telluride-sulphide assemblages at the Viceroy Mine, Harare-Bindura-Shamva greenstone belt, Zimbabwe. Mineralogical Magazine 72, 953-970.
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Reference: Oberthür, T. and Weiser, T. W. (2008): Gold-bismuth-telluride-sulphide assemblages at the Viceroy Mine, Harare-Bindura-Shamva greenstone belt, Zimbabwe. Mineralogical Magazine 72, 953-970.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Oberthür, T. and Weiser, T. W. (2008): Gold-bismuth-telluride-sulphide assemblages at the Viceroy Mine, Harare-Bindura-Shamva greenstone belt, Zimbabwe. Mineralogical Magazine 72, 953-970.
Scheelite
Formula: Ca(WO4)
Reference: Oberthür, T. and Weiser, T. W. (2008): Gold-bismuth-telluride-sulphide assemblages at the Viceroy Mine, Harare-Bindura-Shamva greenstone belt, Zimbabwe. Mineralogical Magazine 72, 953-970.
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Oberthür, T. and Weiser, T. W. (2008): Gold-bismuth-telluride-sulphide assemblages at the Viceroy Mine, Harare-Bindura-Shamva greenstone belt, Zimbabwe. Mineralogical Magazine 72, 953-970.
'Tantalite'
Formula: (Mn,Fe)(Ta,Nb)2O6
Reference: Oberthür, T. and Weiser, T. W. (2008): Gold-bismuth-telluride-sulphide assemblages at the Viceroy Mine, Harare-Bindura-Shamva greenstone belt, Zimbabwe. Mineralogical Magazine 72, 953-970.
'UM1991-28-Se:BiTe'
Formula: Bi6Te2Se
Reference: Oberthür, T., Weiser, T.W. (2008): Gold-bismuth-telluride-sulphide assemblages at the Viceroy Mine, Harare-Bindura-Shamva greenstone belt, Zimbabwe. Min. Mag.: 72(3): 953-970
'Unnamed (Bi Telluride Sulphide I)'
Formula: Bi6Te2S
Reference: Oberthür, T. and Weiser, T. W. (2008): Gold-bismuth-telluride-sulphide assemblages at the Viceroy Mine, Harare-Bindura-Shamva greenstone belt, Zimbabwe. Mineralogical Magazine 72, 953-970.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Bismuth1.CA.05Bi
Gold1.AA.05Au
Graphite1.CB.05aC
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Arsenopyrite2.EB.20FeAsS
Bismuthinite2.DB.05Bi2S3
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Clausthalite2.CD.10PbSe
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Hedleyite2.DC.05Bi7Te3
Ikunolite2.DC.05Bi4(S,Se)3
Jonassonite2.LA.65AuBi5S4
Joséite-B2.DC.05Bi4Te2S
Mackinawite2.CC.25(Fe,Ni)9S8
Maldonite2.AA.40Au2Bi
'Protojoséite'2.DC.05Bi3(Te,S)2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Cassiterite4.DB.05SnO2
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Scheelite7.GA.05Ca(WO4)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Biotite'-K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Joséite-A-Bi4TeS2
'Tantalite'-(Mn,Fe)(Ta,Nb)2O6
'UM1991-28-Se:BiTe'-Bi6Te2Se
'Unnamed (Bi Telluride Sulphide I)'-Bi6Te2S

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
Maldonite1.1.3.1Au2Bi
Semi-metals and non-metals
Bismuth1.3.1.4Bi
Graphite1.3.6.2C
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 4:3
Hedleyite2.6.3.3Bi7Te3
Ikunolite2.6.2.3Bi4(S,Se)3
Joséite-B2.6.2.2Bi4Te2S
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 9:8
Mackinawite2.7.2.1(Fe,Ni)9S8
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Clausthalite2.8.1.2PbSe
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:3
Bismuthinite2.11.2.3Bi2S3
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
AX2
Cassiterite4.4.1.5SnO2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 48 - ANHYDROUS MOLYBDATES AND TUNGSTATES
AXO4
Scheelite48.1.2.1Ca(WO4)
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Biotite'-K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Jonassonite-AuBi5S4
Joséite-A-Bi4TeS2
'Protojoséite'-Bi3(Te,S)2
'Tantalite'-(Mn,Fe)(Ta,Nb)2O6
'UM1991-28-Se:BiTe'-Bi6Te2Se
'Unnamed (Bi Telluride Sulphide I)'-Bi6Te2S

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
CCarbon
C GraphiteC
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O QuartzSiO2
O ScheeliteCa(WO4)
O CalciteCaCO3
O CassiteriteSnO2
O Tantalite(Mn,Fe)(Ta,Nb)2O6
O BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
FFluorine
F BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
MgMagnesium
Mg BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
AlAluminium
Al BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
SSulfur
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S Mackinawite(Fe,Ni)9S8
S GalenaPbS
S Joséite-ABi4TeS2
S Joséite-BBi4Te2S
S IkunoliteBi4(S,Se)3
S BismuthiniteBi2S3
S JonassoniteAuBi5S4
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S ProtojoséiteBi3(Te,S)2
S Unnamed (Bi Telluride Sulphide I)Bi6Te2S
S SphaleriteZnS
S PyriteFeS2
KPotassium
K BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
CaCalcium
Ca ScheeliteCa(WO4)
Ca CalciteCaCO3
MnManganese
Mn Tantalite(Mn,Fe)(Ta,Nb)2O6
FeIron
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe Mackinawite(Fe,Ni)9S8
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe Tantalite(Mn,Fe)(Ta,Nb)2O6
Fe BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
NiNickel
Ni Mackinawite(Fe,Ni)9S8
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
AsArsenic
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
SeSelenium
Se ClausthalitePbSe
Se IkunoliteBi4(S,Se)3
Se UM1991-28-Se:BiTeBi6Te2Se
NbNiobium
Nb Tantalite(Mn,Fe)(Ta,Nb)2O6
SnTin
Sn CassiteriteSnO2
TeTellurium
Te Joséite-ABi4TeS2
Te Joséite-BBi4Te2S
Te HedleyiteBi7Te3
Te ProtojoséiteBi3(Te,S)2
Te Unnamed (Bi Telluride Sulphide I)Bi6Te2S
Te UM1991-28-Se:BiTeBi6Te2Se
TaTantalum
Ta Tantalite(Mn,Fe)(Ta,Nb)2O6
WTungsten
W ScheeliteCa(WO4)
AuGold
Au GoldAu
Au MaldoniteAu2Bi
Au JonassoniteAuBi5S4
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb ClausthalitePbSe
BiBismuth
Bi Joséite-ABi4TeS2
Bi Joséite-BBi4Te2S
Bi HedleyiteBi7Te3
Bi IkunoliteBi4(S,Se)3
Bi BismuthiniteBi2S3
Bi BismuthBi
Bi MaldoniteAu2Bi
Bi JonassoniteAuBi5S4
Bi ProtojoséiteBi3(Te,S)2
Bi Unnamed (Bi Telluride Sulphide I)Bi6Te2S
Bi UM1991-28-Se:BiTeBi6Te2Se

References

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Oberthür, T., Weiser, T.W. (2008) Gold-bismuth-telluride-sulphide assemblages at the Viceroy Mine, Harare-Bindura-Shamva greenstone belt, Zimbabwe. Mineralogical Magazine, 72(4), 953-970.
Kalbskopf, S., Mutemeri, N. (1989) Project 282: The Ore Mineralogy of Arcturus Mine, Harare (Arcturus Greenstone Belt, Zimbabwe). Institute of Mining Research, University of Zimbabwe, 22 pages: 1, 15-16, 21.

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