|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||20° 37' 33'' South , 31° 9' 59'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||-20.62583,31.16639|
A gold property owned by Rio Tinto Zimbabwe. Started about 1983. Produced 227,288 tons ore (= 1,850 kg Au) (1984). Located 75 kilometers southeast of Masvingo (Fort Victoria).
21 valid minerals.
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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2500 - 4000 Ma
|Archean plutonic rocks|
Age: Archean (2500 - 4000 Ma)
Comments: Deep-seated to high-level intrusions are included. Many charnockites, anorthosites, and large ophiolites, classified as plutons, are distinguished in the database using the SIGNIF item. Ophiolites were classified as plutons, even where remnants may be extrusive and/or sedimentary.
Lithology: Plutonic rocks
Reference: Geological Survey of Canada. Generalized geological map of the world and linked databases. doi:10.4095/195142. Open File 2915d. 
Kolb, J., Kisters, A.F.M., Hoernes, S., and Meyer, F.M. (2000): The origin of fluids and nature of fluid-rock interaction in mid-crustal auriferous mylonites of the Renco mine, southern Zimbabwe. Mineralium Deposita 35, 109-125.
Blenkinsop, T. G., Kröner, A., & Chiwara, V. (2004). Single stage, late Archaean exhumation of granulites in the Northern Marginal Zone, Limpopo Belt, Zimbabwe, and relevance to gold mineralization at Renco mine. South African Journal of Geology, 107(3), 377-396.