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Union Mine, Rustenburg (Rustenburg District), Bojanala Platinum District, North West, South Africai
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Union MineMine
Rustenburg (Rustenburg District)- not defined -
Bojanala Platinum DistrictDistrict
North WestProvince
South AfricaCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
24° 58' 44'' South , 27° 8' 42'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Area:
119 km2
Locality type:
Owned/operated by:


A platinum mine. This is the Union section of the Rustenburg Platinum mines (a group of mines controlled by Anglo Platinum) includes Union north & Union south located on Zwartklip 405 KQ farm right on & across the border of Limpopo Province approx 90 km from Rustenburg.

Anglo American Platinum completed the sale of their 85% share of this mine to a subsidiary of Siyanda Resources in 2018.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


12 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

'Albite-Anorthite Series'
Reference: Econ Geol (1986) 81:1056-1066
Chromite
Formula: Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Reference: Economic Geology (1990) 85:537-555; Econ Geol (1986) 81:1056-1066
Cooperite
Formula: PtS
Reference: Minerals of South Africa
Enstatite
Formula: Mg2Si2O6
Reference: Econ Geol (1986) 81:1056-1066
Enstatite var: Bronzite
Formula: (Mg,Fe2+)2[SiO3]2
Reference: Econ Geol (1986) 81:1056-1066
Erlichmanite
Formula: OsS2
Reference: Econ Geol (1989) 84:1651-1655
Forsterite
Formula: Mg2SiO4
Reference: Econ Geol (1986) 81:1056-1066
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: http://www.dmr.gov.za/publications/summary/121-directories/237-d3-gold-mines-2011.html
Isoferroplatinum
Formula: Pt3Fe
Reference: Minerals of South Africa
Laurite
Formula: RuS2
Reference: Economic Geology (1990) 85:537-555; Econ Geol (1989) 84:1651-1655
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: Econ Geol (1986) 81:1056-1066
Merenskyite
Formula: (Pd,Pt)(Te,Bi)2
Reference: Minerals of South Africa
Pentlandite
Formula: (FexNiy)Σ9S8
Reference: Economic Geology (1990) 85:537-555
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Reference: Economic Geology (1990) 85:537-555

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Gold1.AA.05Au
Isoferroplatinum1.AG.35Pt3Fe
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Cooperite2.CC.35bPtS
Erlichmanite2.EB.05aOsS2
Laurite2.EB.05aRuS2
Merenskyite2.EA.20(Pd,Pt)(Te,Bi)2
Pentlandite2.BB.15(FexNiy)Σ9S8
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Chromite4.BB.05Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 9 - Silicates
Enstatite9.DA.05Mg2Si2O6
var: Bronzite9.DA.05(Mg,Fe2+)2[SiO3]2
Forsterite9.AC.05Mg2SiO4
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Gold1.1.1.1Au
Platinum Group Metals and Alloys
Isoferroplatinum1.2.5.1Pt3Fe
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 9:8
Pentlandite2.7.1.1(FexNiy)Σ9S8
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Cooperite2.8.5.1PtS
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Erlichmanite2.12.1.16OsS2
Laurite2.12.1.10RuS2
Merenskyite2.12.14.4(Pd,Pt)(Te,Bi)2
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Chromite7.2.3.3Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with all cations in octahedral [6] coordination
Forsterite51.3.1.2Mg2SiO4
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Enstatite65.1.2.1Mg2Si2O6
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
Enstatite
var: Bronzite
-(Mg,Fe2+)2[SiO3]2

List of minerals for each chemical element

OOxygen
O ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
O Enstatite (var: Bronzite)(Mg,Fe2+)2[SiO3]2
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O ForsteriteMg2SiO4
O EnstatiteMg2Si2O6
MgMagnesium
Mg Enstatite (var: Bronzite)(Mg,Fe2+)2[SiO3]2
Mg ForsteriteMg2SiO4
Mg EnstatiteMg2Si2O6
SiSilicon
Si Enstatite (var: Bronzite)(Mg,Fe2+)2[SiO3]2
Si ForsteriteMg2SiO4
Si EnstatiteMg2Si2O6
SSulfur
S LauriteRuS2
S CooperitePtS
S Pentlandite(FexNiy)Σ9S8
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S ErlichmaniteOsS2
CrChromium
Cr ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
FeIron
Fe IsoferroplatinumPt3Fe
Fe ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
Fe Pentlandite(FexNiy)Σ9S8
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe Enstatite (var: Bronzite)(Mg,Fe2+)2[SiO3]2
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
NiNickel
Ni Pentlandite(FexNiy)Σ9S8
RuRuthenium
Ru LauriteRuS2
PdPalladium
Pd Merenskyite(Pd,Pt)(Te,Bi)2
TeTellurium
Te Merenskyite(Pd,Pt)(Te,Bi)2
OsOsmium
Os ErlichmaniteOsS2
PtPlatinum
Pt CooperitePtS
Pt IsoferroplatinumPt3Fe
AuGold
Au GoldAu

References

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

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