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Impala Platinum Mines, Rustenburg (Rustenburg District), Western Bushveld Complex, Bojanala Platinum District, North West Province, South Africa

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 25° 28' 37'' South , 27° 15' 5'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -25.47694,27.25139
Area:260 km2
Other regions containing this locality:Transvaal, South Africa


Located 14 km NNW of Rustenburg. A 16 shaft mining complex, underground & opencast mining of Merensky & UG2 Reefs.

Mineral List


18 valid minerals.

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.

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Rhyacian - Siderian
2050 - 2500 Ma
Pyramid Gabbro-Norite of Rustenburg Layered Suite of Bushveld Complex

Age: Proterozoic (2050 - 2500 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Pyramid Gabbro-Norite

Description: Gabbro and norite with interlayered anorthosite

Reference: Council for Geoscience. Geologic map of South Africa, 1:1M. National Science Councils of South Africa. [41]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License



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References

Cairncross, B. and Dixon, R., (1995) Minerals of South Africa. The Geological Society of South Africa.

Prichard, H. M., Barnes, S. J., Maier, W. D., & Fisher, P. C. (2004). Variations in the nature of the platinum-group minerals in a cross-section through the Merensky Reef at Impala Platinum: Implications for the mode of formation of the reef. The Canadian Mineralogist, 42(2), 423-437.

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