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Kalsaka Mine, Yatenga Province, North Region, Burkina Faso

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Aerial view of gold diggings near Kalsaka

Kalsaka Mine, Yatenga Province, North Region, Burkina Faso
Aerial view of gold diggings near Kalsaka

Kalsaka Mine, Yatenga Province, North Region, Burkina Faso
Aerial view of gold diggings near Kalsaka

Kalsaka Mine, Yatenga Province, North Region, Burkina Faso
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 13° 11' 21'' North , 1° 59' 27'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 13.18944,-1.99111
GeoHash:G#: efqe49n45
Other regions containing this locality:West Africa
Owned/operated by:Perseus Mining Limited
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:BSh : Hot semi-arid (steppe) climate


An active gold mine operated by Cluff Gold in the Boromo greenstone belt of Burkina Faso. Gold mineralization is hosted in narrow shear zones that are orientated parallel to the regional structural grain and contain thick quartz veins whose brecciated margins host the highest grades (Cluff Gold).


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3 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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Paleoproterozoic
1600 - 2500 Ma



ID: 3192157
Paleoproterozoic sedimentary and volcanic rocks

Age: Proterozoic (1600 - 2500 Ma)

Lithology: Strataform assemblage(s); felsic volcanic 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
2050 - 2300 Ma



ID: 3306446

Age: Rhyacian (2050 - 2300 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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