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Mogalakwena mine, Mokopane (Potgietersrus), Waterberg District, Bushveld Complex, Limpopo Province, South Africa

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 24° 0' 20'' South , 28° 55' 4'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -24.00563,28.91782
GeoHash:G#: kesx6jcm4
Other regions containing this locality:Transvaal, South Africa
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.


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1 valid mineral.

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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Statherian - Paleoproterozoic
1600 - 2500 Ma



ID: 3185490
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. [154]

Rhyacian - Siderian
2050 - 2500 Ma



ID: 2228015
Malmani Subgroup of Chuniespoort Group of Transvaal Supergroup

Age: Proterozoic (2050 - 2500 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Malmani Subgroup

Description: Dolomite, subordinate chert, minor carbonaceous shale, limestone and quartzite

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

Rhyacian - Neoarchean
2050 - 2800 Ma



ID: 3308806

Age: Precambrian (2050 - 2800 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary and volcaniclastic

Reference: Thiéblemont, D. (ed.). New edition of the 1:10,000,000 geological map of Africa. CGMW-BRGM. [190]

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



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