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Nkomati Mine, Uitkomst Complex, Waterval, Nkangala District, Mpumalanga Province, South Africa

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 25° 43' 32'' South , 30° 35' 51'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -25.72556,30.59750
Other regions containing this locality:Transvaal, South Africa


Nickel mine, started in 1997.
The mining rights stretch over the farms Slaaihoek and Uitkomst. Nkomati Mine is a joint venture between African Rainbow Minerals (Pty) Ltd and Norilsk Nickel, and produces mainly nickel.

Located 45 kilometres west of Barberton and 35 kilometres east of Machadodorp.

Mineral List


29 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
Pretoria Group of Transvaal Supergroup

Age: Proterozoic (2050 - 2500 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Pretoria Group

Description: Shale, quartzite, conglomerate, breccia, diamictite

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

H.F.J. Theart and C.D. de Nooy (2001) The Platinum Group Minerals in two parts of the Massive Sulphide Body of the Uitkomst Complex, Mpumalanga, South Africa. SOUTH AFRICAN JOURNAL OF GEOLOGY, 104, 287-300.

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