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Shurugwi Chrome Mine (Rhodesia Chrome Mine), Shurugwi District (Selukwe District), Midlands, Zimbabwei
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Shurugwi Chrome Mine (Rhodesia Chrome Mine)Mine
Shurugwi District (Selukwe District)District

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
19° South , 30° East (est.)
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A chromium mine in an Archean podiform deposit.

NOTE: This mine's name relates to the former Southern Rhodesia & may now have a different name based on the independence of Zimbabwe.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

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2 valid minerals.

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Formula: Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Reference: Wilson, J. F., & Nutt, T. H. C. (1990). The nature and occurrence of mineralisation in the early Precambrian crust of Zimbabwe. Developments in Precambrian Geology, 8, 555-591.
'Ferro-Actinolite-Tremolite Series'
Formula: NiAsS
Reference: Dana 7:I:300.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Ferro-Actinolite-Tremolite Series'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Ferro-Actinolite-Tremolite Series'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

O ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
S GersdorffiteNiAsS
Cr ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
Fe ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
Ni GersdorffiteNiAsS
As GersdorffiteNiAsS


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Dana 7: I: 300.
Wilson, A.H., Murahwi, C.Z., Coghill, B.M. (2000) The geochemistry of the PGE Subzone in the Selukwe Subchamber, Great Dyke: an intraformational layer model for Platinum Group Element enrichment in layered intrusions. Mineralogy and Petrology, 68(1-3), 115-140.

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African PlateTectonic Plate

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