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Mazowe Mine (incl. Jumbo Mine), Mazowe gold field, Mazowe District, Mashonaland Central, Zimbabwe

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 17° 28' 17'' South , 30° 55' 30'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -17.47149,30.92501
GeoHash:G#: ksvuxeqvh
Owned/operated by:Metallion Resources
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Cwa : Monsoon-influenced humid subtropical climate


Quarz veins with gold mineralisation and rare bismuth tellurium minerals. The Mazowe mine is a merger of several formerly independent mines, of which the Jumbo Mine was the single most important producer.
Located about 40 km NNW of Harare.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Commodity List

This is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.


Mineral List


19 valid minerals.

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.
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., Blenkinsop, T.G., Hein, U.F., Höppner, M., Höhndorf, A., and Weiser, T.W. (2000): Mineralium Deposita 35, 138-156.
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.
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Oberthür, T., Blenkinsop, T.G., Hein, U.F., Höppner, M., Höhndorf, A., and Weiser, T.W. (2000): Mineralium Deposita 35, 138-156.
Cobaltite
Formula: CoAsS
Reference: Oberthür, T., Blenkinsop, T.G., Hein, U.F., Höppner, M., Höhndorf, A., and Weiser, T.W. (2000): Mineralium Deposita 35, 138-156.
Cosalite
Formula: Pb2Bi2S5
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.
'Electrum'
Formula: (Au, Ag)
Reference: Oberthür, T., Blenkinsop, T.G., Hein, U.F., Höppner, M., Höhndorf, A., and Weiser, T.W. (2000): Mineralium Deposita 35, 138-156.
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.
'commodity:Gold'
Formula: Au
Reference:  
Ingodite
Formula: Bi2TeS
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.
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Oberthür, T., Blenkinsop, T.G., Hein, U.F., Höppner, M., Höhndorf, A., and Weiser, T.W. (2000): Mineralium Deposita 35, 138-156.
Muscovite var: Sericite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Oberthür, T., Blenkinsop, T.G., Hein, U.F., Höppner, M., Höhndorf, A., and Weiser, T.W. (2000): Mineralium Deposita 35, 138-156.
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.
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
Reference: Oberthür, T., Blenkinsop, T.G., Hein, U.F., Höppner, M., Höhndorf, A., and Weiser, T.W. (2000): Mineralium Deposita 35, 138-156.
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.
Tetradymite
Formula: Bi2Te2S
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
'Bismuth'1.CA.05Bi
'Electrum'1.AA.05(Au, Ag)
'Gold'1.AA.05Au
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Arsenopyrite'2.EB.20FeAsS
'Bismuthinite'2.DB.05Bi2S3
'Chalcopyrite'2.CB.10aCuFeS2
'Cobaltite'2.EB.25CoAsS
'Cosalite'2.JB.10Pb2Bi2S5
'Galena'2.CD.10PbS
'Ingodite'2.DC.05Bi2TeS
'Pyrite'2.EB.05aFeS2
'Pyrrhotite'2.CC.10Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Tetradymite2.DC.05Bi2Te2S
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Quartz'4.DA.05SiO2
'Rutile'4.DB.05TiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
'Calcite'5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
'Scheelite'7.GA.05Ca(WO4)
Group 9 - Silicates
'Muscovite'9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Sericite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-
'Joséite-A'-Bi4TeS2

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
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Ingodite2.8.20.4Bi2TeS
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
Tetradymite2.11.7.1Bi2Te2S
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Cobaltite2.12.3.1CoAsS
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
2.5 < ø < 3
Cosalite3.5.9.1Pb2Bi2S5
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
AX2
Rutile4.4.1.1TiO2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 48 - ANHYDROUS MOLYBDATES AND TUNGSTATES
AXO4
Scheelite48.1.2.1Ca(WO4)
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
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-
'Electrum'-(Au, Ag)
Joséite-A-Bi4TeS2
Muscovite
var: Sericite
-KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O CalciteCaCO3
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O QuartzSiO2
O RutileTiO2
O ScheeliteCa(WO4)
O Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
AlAluminium
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SSulfur
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S BismuthiniteBi2S3
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S CobaltiteCoAsS
S CosalitePb2Bi2S5
S GalenaPbS
S IngoditeBi2TeS
S Joséite-ABi4TeS2
S PyriteFeS2
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S SphaleriteZnS
S TetradymiteBi2Te2S
KPotassium
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca ScheeliteCa(WO4)
TiTitanium
Ti RutileTiO2
FeIron
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
CoCobalt
Co CobaltiteCoAsS
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
AsArsenic
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
As CobaltiteCoAsS
AgSilver
Ag Electrum(Au, Ag)
TeTellurium
Te IngoditeBi2TeS
Te Joséite-ABi4TeS2
Te TetradymiteBi2Te2S
WTungsten
W ScheeliteCa(WO4)
AuGold
Au Electrum(Au, Ag)
Au GoldAu
PbLead
Pb CosalitePb2Bi2S5
Pb GalenaPbS
BiBismuth
Bi BismuthBi
Bi BismuthiniteBi2S3
Bi CosalitePb2Bi2S5
Bi IngoditeBi2TeS
Bi Joséite-ABi4TeS2
Bi TetradymiteBi2Te2S

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.

Click on geological units on the map for more information. Click here to view full-screen map on Macrostrat.org

Neoarchean - Mesoarchean
2500 - 3200 Ma



ID: 3308488

Age: Archean (2500 - 3200 Ma)

Lithology: Volcanic-sedimentary

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

Neoarchean
2500 - 2800 Ma



ID: 3192648
Archean sedimentary and volcanic rocks

Age: Neoarchean (2500 - 2800 Ma)

Lithology: Mafic-intermediate undivided volcanic 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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- Blenkinsop, T.G., Oberthür, T., and mapeto, O. (2000): Gold mineralization in the Mazowe area, Harare-Bindura-Shamva greenstone belt, Zimbabwe: I. Tectonic controls on mineralization. Mineralium Deposita 35, 126-137.
- Oberthür, T., Blenkinsop, T.G., Hein, U.F., Höppner, M., Höhndorf, A., and Weiser, T.W. (2000): Gold mineralization in the Mazowe area, Harare-Bindura-Shamva greenstone belt, Zimbabwe: II. Genetic relationships deduced from mineralogical, fluid inclusion and stable isotope studies, and the Sm-Nd isotopic composition of scheelites. Mineralium Deposita 35, 138-156.
- 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.


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