Mogalakwena mine, Mokopane (Potgietersrus), Mogalakwena, Waterberg District, Limpopo, South Africai
|Regional Level Types|
|Mokopane (Potgietersrus)||- not defined -|
|Mogalakwena||- not defined -|
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||24° 0' 20'' South , 28° 55' 4'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||-24.00563,28.91782|
|Owned/operated by:||Anglo American plc|
|Köppen climate type:||BSh : Hot semi-arid (steppe) climate|
Pt mine, owned by Anglo Platinum.
The Mogalakwena mine (formally PPL mine) is located 20 km northwest of the town of Mokopane.
Geologically, the deposit belongs to the Bushveld Complex.
The current mine opened in 1991. However, mining by the company Potgietersrust Platinum Limited first commenced in 1926 on the property Vaalkop and ceased four years later in 1930.
Regions containing this locality
Province (Former) - 838 mineral species & varietal names listed
Complex - 527 mineral species & varietal names listed
Select Mineral List TypeStandard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements
Detailed Mineral List:
| ⓘ Platinum|
List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification
|Group 1 - Elements|
List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification
|Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS|
|Platinum Group Metals and Alloys|
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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|Statherian - Paleoproterozoic|
1600 - 2500 Ma
|Paleoproterozoic intrusive rocks|
Age: Proterozoic (1600 - 2500 Ma)
Lithology: Intrusive igneous 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. 
|Rhyacian - Siderian|
2050 - 2500 Ma
|Malmani Subgroup of Chuniespoort Group of Transvaal Supergroup|
|Rhyacian - Neoarchean|
2050 - 2800 Ma