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Benson No. 3 pegmatite, Benson Mine, Mudzi District, Mashonaland East, Zimbabwe

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Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
 
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 17° South , 32° East (est.)
Margin of Error:~52km
Locality type:Pegmatite
Köppen climate type:Cwa : Monsoon-influenced humid subtropical climate


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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

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14 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Mineralogical Magazine 1963 33 : 458-466; Ackermann, A. J. L., KJ, B., & KC, H. (1966). The geology of some beryl pegmatites in Southern Rhodesia. South African Journal of Geology, 69(01), 1-38.
Albite var: Cleavelandite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Mineralogical Magazine 1963 33 : 458-466
Amblygonite
Formula: LiAl(PO4)F
Reference: Mineralogical Magazine 1963 33 : 458-466
Beryl
Formula: Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Reference: Mineralogical Magazine 1963 33 : 458-466; Ackermann, A. J. L., KJ, B., & KC, H. (1966). The geology of some beryl pegmatites in Southern Rhodesia. South African Journal of Geology, 69(01), 1-38.
'Biotite'
Reference: Mineralogical Magazine 1963 33 : 458-466; Ackermann, A. J. L., KJ, B., & KC, H. (1966). The geology of some beryl pegmatites in Southern Rhodesia. South African Journal of Geology, 69(01), 1-38.
Cassiterite
Formula: SnO2
Reference: Mineralogical Magazine 1963 33 : 458-466
Holmquistite
Formula: ☐{Li2}{Mg3Al2}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Reference: Mineralogical Magazine 1963 33 : 458-466
'Lepidolite'
Reference: Mineralogical Magazine 1963 33 : 458-466; Ackermann, A. J. L., KJ, B., & KC, H. (1966). The geology of some beryl pegmatites in Southern Rhodesia. South African Journal of Geology, 69(01), 1-38.
Microlite Group
Formula: A2-mTa2X6-wZ-n
Reference: Mineralogical Magazine 1963 33 : 458-466; Ackermann, A. J. L., KJ, B., & KC, H. (1966). The geology of some beryl pegmatites in Southern Rhodesia. South African Journal of Geology, 69(01), 1-38.
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Mineralogical Magazine 1963 33 : 458-466
'Pegmatite'
Reference: Automatically generated from locality name; Ackermann, A. J. L., KJ, B., & KC, H. (1966). The geology of some beryl pegmatites in Southern Rhodesia. South African Journal of Geology, 69(01), 1-38.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Mineralogical Magazine 1963 33 : 458-466; Ackermann, A. J. L., KJ, B., & KC, H. (1966). The geology of some beryl pegmatites in Southern Rhodesia. South African Journal of Geology, 69(01), 1-38.
Simpsonite
Formula: Al4(Ta,Nb)3O13(OH,F)
Reference: Mineralogical Magazine 1963 33 : 458-466
Spessartine
Formula: Mn2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Reference: Mineralogical Magazine 1963 33 : 458-466
Spodumene
Formula: LiAlSi2O6
Reference: Mineralogical Magazine 1963 33 : 458-466; Ackermann, A. J. L., KJ, B., & KC, H. (1966). The geology of some beryl pegmatites in Southern Rhodesia. South African Journal of Geology, 69(01), 1-38.
Stibiotantalite
Formula: Sb(Ta,Nb)O4
Reference: Mineralogical Magazine 1963 33 : 458-466
'Tantalite'
Formula: (Mn,Fe)(Ta,Nb)2O6
Reference: Mineralogical Magazine 1963 33 : 458-466
Tantalite-(Mn)
Formula: MnTa2O6
Reference: Mineralogical Magazine 1963 33 : 458-466
Topaz
Formula: Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Reference: Mineralogical Magazine 1963 33 : 458-466

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Cassiterite'4.DB.05SnO2
Microlite Group4.00.A2-mTa2X6-wZ-n
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Simpsonite4.DC.10Al4(Ta,Nb)3O13(OH,F)
Stibiotantalite4.DE.30Sb(Ta,Nb)O4
Tantalite-(Mn)4.DB.35MnTa2O6
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
'Amblygonite'8.BB.05LiAl(PO4)F
Group 9 - Silicates
'Albite'9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
var: Cleavelandite9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
'Beryl'9.CJ.05Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Holmquistite9.DD.05☐{Li2}{Mg3Al2}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Spessartine9.AD.25Mn2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Spodumene9.DA.30LiAlSi2O6
Topaz9.AF.35Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Biotite'-
Lepidolite-
Pegmatite-
Tantalite-(Mn,Fe)(Ta,Nb)2O6

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
AX2
Cassiterite4.4.1.5SnO2
Group 8 - MULTIPLE OXIDES CONTAINING NIOBIUM,TANTALUM OR TITANIUM
ABO4
Stibiotantalite8.1.6.2Sb(Ta,Nb)O4
A2B2O6(O,OH,F)
Microlite Group8.2.2.1A2-mTa2X6-wZ-n
AB2O6
Tantalite-(Mn)8.3.2.3MnTa2O6
Miscellaneous
Simpsonite8.7.5.1Al4(Ta,Nb)3O13(OH,F)
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Amblygonite41.5.8.1LiAl(PO4)F
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 52 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and O,OH,F,H2O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [6] coordination only
Topaz52.3.1.1Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Group 61 - CYCLOSILICATES Six-Membered Rings
Six-Membered Rings with [Si6O18] rings; possible (OH) and Al substitution
Beryl61.1.1.1Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Spodumene65.1.4.1LiAlSi2O6
Group 66 - INOSILICATES Double-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=2)
Amphiboles - Mg-Fe-Mn-Li subgroup
Holmquistite66.1.2.9☐{Li2}{Mg3Al2}(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.
var: Cleavelandite-Na(AlSi3O8)
'Biotite'-
'Lepidolite'-
'Pegmatite'-
'Tantalite'-(Mn,Fe)(Ta,Nb)2O6

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Holmquistite☐{Li2}{Mg3Al2}(Si8O22)(OH)2
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H SimpsoniteAl4(Ta,Nb)3O13(OH,F)
H TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
LiLithium
Li AmblygoniteLiAl(PO4)F
Li Holmquistite☐{Li2}{Mg3Al2}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Li SpodumeneLiAlSi2O6
BeBeryllium
Be BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
OOxygen
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O AmblygoniteLiAl(PO4)F
O BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
O CassiteriteSnO2
O Albite (var: Cleavelandite)Na(AlSi3O8)
O Holmquistite☐{Li2}{Mg3Al2}(Si8O22)(OH)2
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O QuartzSiO2
O SimpsoniteAl4(Ta,Nb)3O13(OH,F)
O SpessartineMn32+Al2(SiO4)3
O SpodumeneLiAlSi2O6
O StibiotantaliteSb(Ta,Nb)O4
O Tantalite(Mn,Fe)(Ta,Nb)2O6
O Tantalite-(Mn)MnTa2O6
O TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
FFluorine
F AmblygoniteLiAl(PO4)F
F TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
NaSodium
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Na Albite (var: Cleavelandite)Na(AlSi3O8)
MgMagnesium
Mg Holmquistite☐{Li2}{Mg3Al2}(Si8O22)(OH)2
AlAluminium
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Al AmblygoniteLiAl(PO4)F
Al BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Al Albite (var: Cleavelandite)Na(AlSi3O8)
Al Holmquistite☐{Li2}{Mg3Al2}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al SimpsoniteAl4(Ta,Nb)3O13(OH,F)
Al SpessartineMn32+Al2(SiO4)3
Al SpodumeneLiAlSi2O6
Al TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
SiSilicon
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Si Albite (var: Cleavelandite)Na(AlSi3O8)
Si Holmquistite☐{Li2}{Mg3Al2}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si QuartzSiO2
Si SpessartineMn32+Al2(SiO4)3
Si SpodumeneLiAlSi2O6
Si TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
PPhosphorus
P AmblygoniteLiAl(PO4)F
KPotassium
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
MnManganese
Mn SpessartineMn32+Al2(SiO4)3
Mn Tantalite(Mn,Fe)(Ta,Nb)2O6
Mn Tantalite-(Mn)MnTa2O6
FeIron
Fe Tantalite(Mn,Fe)(Ta,Nb)2O6
NbNiobium
Nb Tantalite(Mn,Fe)(Ta,Nb)2O6
SnTin
Sn CassiteriteSnO2
SbAntimony
Sb StibiotantaliteSb(Ta,Nb)O4
TaTantalum
Ta Microlite GroupA2-mTa2X6-wZ-n
Ta SimpsoniteAl4(Ta,Nb)3O13(OH,F)
Ta StibiotantaliteSb(Ta,Nb)O4
Ta Tantalite(Mn,Fe)(Ta,Nb)2O6
Ta Tantalite-(Mn)MnTa2O6

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