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North Mara mine, Nyamwaga, Tarime, Tarime District (North Mara District), Mara Region, Tanzaniai
Regional Level Types
North Mara mineMine
Nyamwaga- not defined -
Tarime- not defined -
Tarime District (North Mara District)District
Mara RegionRegion
TanzaniaCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 1° 25' 50'' South , 34° 33' 51'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -1.43056,34.56444
GeoHash:G#: kz8xfe943
Owned/operated by:Acacia Mining plc
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Af : Tropical rainforest climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Sirari24,317 (2016)22.0km
Tarime33,094 (2016)23.7km
Kihancha13,162 (2018)27.1km
Migori35,240 (2016)42.0km
Mugumu18,431 (2016)49.0km


Open-pit gold mine, opened in 2002 (4 Moz Au).
Located near the Kenyan Border, 200 km NE of Mwanza.

Part of the Lake Victoria Goldfield.

Regions containing this locality

Somali Plate (Somalia Plate)Tectonic Plate

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Commodity List

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Mineral List


5 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
'Chlorite Group'
Gold
Formula: Au
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Muscovite var: Sericite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Quartz
Formula: SiO2

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Gold1.AA.05Au
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 9 - Silicates
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Sericite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-

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
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-
Muscovite
var: Sericite
-KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
OOxygen
O QuartzSiO2
O Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
AlAluminium
Al Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
KPotassium
K Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
AuGold
Au GoldAu

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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Neogene
2.588 - 23.03 Ma



ID: 3311456

Age: Neogene (2.588 - 23.03 Ma)

Lithology: Volcanic

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

Paleoproterozoic - Archean
1600 - 4000 Ma



ID: 3190390
Archean-Paleoproterozoic crystalline metamorphic rocks

Age: Precambrian (1600 - 4000 Ma)

Lithology: Orthogneiss/paragneiss

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]

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

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
Vos, I.M.A. et al. (2009): The geology and mineralization at the Golden Pride gold deposit, Nzega Greenstone Belt, Tanzania. Mineralium Deposita 44, 751-764.
Lawley, C.J.M., Selby, D., Condon, D., Imber, J. (2014) Palaeoproterozoic orogenic gold style mineralization at the Southwestern Archaean Tanzanian cratonic margin, Lupa Goldfield, SW Tanzania: implications from U–Pb titanite geochronology. Gondwana Research, 26 (3-4). 1141-1158.

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