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Sandsloot mine, Mokopane (Potgietersrus), Mogalakwena, Waterberg District, Limpopo, South Africai
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Sandsloot mineMine
Mokopane (Potgietersrus)- not defined -
Mogalakwena- not defined -
Waterberg DistrictDistrict
LimpopoProvince
South AfricaCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 24° 0' 43'' South , 28° 54' 38'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -24.01194,28.91056
GeoHash:G#: kesx3uu02
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:BSh : Hot semi-arid (steppe) climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Mokopane101,090 (2012)22.6km


Open pit mine in platreef.
Pyroxenites and gabbros, some showing major serpentinization.

Regions containing this locality

Somali Plate (Somalia Plate)Tectonic Plate
Transvaal, South AfricaProvince (Former)
Bushveld Complex, South AfricaComplex

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


77 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Actinolite
Formula: ☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Alabandite
Formula: MnS
'Albite-Anorthite Series'
Altaite
Formula: PbTe
Anorthite
Formula: Ca(Al2Si2O8)
Armalcolite
Formula: (Mg,Fe2+)Ti2O5
Atokite
Formula: (Pd,Pt)3Sn
Auricupride
Formula: Cu3Au
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Baryte var: Hokutolite
Formula: (Ba,Pb)SO4
Bismoclite
Formula: BiOCl
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Braggite
Formula: (Pt,Pd,Ni)S
'Bravoite'
Formula: (Fe,Ni)S2
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
'Chlorite Group'
Chromite
Formula: Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Chrysotile
Formula: Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Clausthalite
Formula: PbSe
'Clinopyroxene Subgroup'
Cooperite
Formula: PtS
'Electrum'
Formula: (Au, Ag)
Forsterite
Formula: Mg2SiO4
Froodite
Formula: α-PdBi2
Galena
Formula: PbS
Geversite
Formula: PtSb2
Godlevskite
Formula: (Ni,Fe)9S8
Gold
Formula: Au
Gold var: Palladian Gold
Formula: (Au,Pd)
Hercynite
Formula: Fe2+Al2O4
Hercynite var: Picotite
Formula: (Fe,Mg)(Al,Cr)2O4
Hessite
Formula: Ag2Te
Hollingworthite
Formula: (Rh,Pt,Pd)AsS
Ilmenite
Formula: Fe2+TiO3
Insizwaite
Formula: Pt(Bi,Sb)2
Irarsite
Formula: (Ir,Ru,Rh,Pt)AsS
Isoferroplatinum
Formula: Pt3Fe
Isomertieite
Formula: Pd11Sb2As2
Isomertieite var: Fengluanite
Formula: Pd3(As,Sb)
Kotulskite
Formula: Pd(Te,Bi)
Laurite
Formula: RuS2
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Majakite
Formula: PdNiAs
Menshikovite
Formula: Pd3Ni2As3
Merenskyite
Formula: (Pd,Pt)(Te,Bi)2
Mertieite-II
Formula: Pd8Sb2.5As0.5
Michenerite
Formula: PdBiTe
Millerite
Formula: NiS
Molybdenite
Formula: MoS2
Moncheite
Formula: (Pt,Pd)(Te,Bi)2
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Muscovite var: Sericite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Niggliite
Formula: PtSn
'Orthopyroxene Subgroup'
Palarstanide
Formula: Pd5(Sn,As)2
Palladoarsenide
Formula: Pd2As
Palladobismutharsenide
Formula: Pd2(As,Bi)
Paolovite
Formula: Pd2Sn
Pentlandite
Formula: (FexNiy)Σ9S8
Perovskite
Formula: CaTiO3
Phlogopite
Formula: KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Platarsite
Formula: PtAsS
Plumbopalladinite
Formula: Pd3Pb2
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Rustenburgite
Formula: (Pt,Pd)3Sn
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
'Serpentine Subgroup'
Formula: D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Silver
Formula: Ag
Sobolevskite
Formula: Pd(Bi,Te)
Sperrylite
Formula: PtAs2
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Spinel
Formula: MgAl2O4
Stannopalladinite
Formula: (Pd,Cu)3Sn2
Stibiopalladinite
Formula: Pd5Sb2
Stibnite
Formula: Sb2S3
Stillwaterite
Formula: Pd8As3
Stromeyerite
Formula: AgCuS
Sudburyite
Formula: (Pd,Ni)Sb
Talc
Formula: Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Tetraferroplatinum
Formula: PtFe
Tremolite
Formula: ☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Tulameenite
Formula: Pt2CuFe
Vincentite
Formula: Pd3As
Wollastonite
Formula: CaSiO3
Zircon
Formula: Zr(SiO4)
Zvyagintsevite
Formula: Pd3Pb

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Atokite1.AG.10(Pd,Pt)3Sn
Auricupride1.AA.10aCu3Au
'Electrum'1.AA.05(Au, Ag)
Gold1.AA.05Au
var: Palladian Gold1.AA.05(Au,Pd)
Isoferroplatinum1.AG.35Pt3Fe
Niggliite1.AG.60PtSn
Paolovite1.AG.20Pd2Sn
Plumbopalladinite1.AG.25Pd3Pb2
Rustenburgite1.AG.10(Pt,Pd)3Sn
Silver1.AA.05Ag
Stannopalladinite1.AG.25(Pd,Cu)3Sn2
Tetraferroplatinum1.AG.40PtFe
Tulameenite1.AG.40Pt2CuFe
Zvyagintsevite1.AG.10Pd3Pb
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Alabandite2.CD.10MnS
Altaite2.CD.10PbTe
Bornite2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
Braggite2.CC.35a(Pt,Pd,Ni)S
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Clausthalite2.CD.10PbSe
Cooperite2.CC.35bPtS
Froodite2.AC.45aα-PdBi2
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Geversite2.EB.05aPtSb2
Godlevskite2.BB.15(Ni,Fe)9S8
Hessite2.BA.60Ag2Te
Hollingworthite2.EB.25(Rh,Pt,Pd)AsS
Insizwaite2.EB.05aPt(Bi,Sb)2
Irarsite2.EB.25(Ir,Ru,Rh,Pt)AsS
Isomertieite2.AC.15aPd11Sb2As2
var: Fengluanite2.AC.15aPd3(As,Sb)
Kotulskite2.CC.05Pd(Te,Bi)
Laurite2.EB.05aRuS2
Majakite2.AC.25ePdNiAs
Menshikovite2.AC.20cPd3Ni2As3
Merenskyite2.EA.20(Pd,Pt)(Te,Bi)2
Mertieite-II2.AC.10bPd8Sb2.5As0.5
Michenerite2.EB.25PdBiTe
Millerite2.CC.20NiS
Molybdenite2.EA.30MoS2
Moncheite2.EA.20(Pt,Pd)(Te,Bi)2
Palarstanide2.AC.20bPd5(Sn,As)2
Palladoarsenide2.AC.25aPd2As
Palladobismutharsenide2.AC.25fPd2(As,Bi)
Pentlandite2.BB.15(FexNiy)Σ9S8
Platarsite2.EB.25PtAsS
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Sobolevskite2.CC.05Pd(Bi,Te)
Sperrylite2.EB.05aPtAs2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Stibiopalladinite2.AC.20aPd5Sb2
Stibnite2.DB.05Sb2S3
Stillwaterite2.AC.10aPd8As3
Stromeyerite2.BA.40AgCuS
Sudburyite2.CC.05(Pd,Ni)Sb
Vincentite2.AC.05bPd3As
Group 3 - Halides
Bismoclite3.DC.25BiOCl
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Armalcolite4.CB.15(Mg,Fe2+)Ti2O5
Chromite4.BB.05Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Hercynite4.BB.05Fe2+Al2O4
var: Picotite4.BB.05(Fe,Mg)(Al,Cr)2O4
Ilmenite4.CB.05Fe2+TiO3
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Perovskite4.CC.30CaTiO3
Rutile4.DB.05TiO2
Spinel4.BB.05MgAl2O4
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
var: Hokutolite7.AD.35(Ba,Pb)SO4
Group 9 - Silicates
Actinolite9.DE.10☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Anorthite9.FA.35Ca(Al2Si2O8)
Chrysotile9.ED.15Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Forsterite9.AC.05Mg2SiO4
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Sericite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Phlogopite9.EC.20KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Talc9.EC.05Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Tremolite9.DE.10☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Wollastonite9.DG.05CaSiO3
Zircon9.AD.30Zr(SiO4)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Bravoite'-(Fe,Ni)S2
'Chlorite Group'-
'Clinopyroxene Subgroup'-
'Orthopyroxene Subgroup'-
'Serpentine Subgroup'-D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Auricupride1.1.2.1Cu3Au
Gold1.1.1.1Au
Silver1.1.1.2Ag
Platinum Group Metals and Alloys
Atokite1.2.5.3(Pd,Pt)3Sn
Isoferroplatinum1.2.5.1Pt3Fe
Niggliite1.2.10.1PtSn
Paolovite1.2.6.1Pd2Sn
Plumbopalladinite1.2.11.1Pd3Pb2
Rustenburgite1.2.5.2(Pt,Pd)3Sn
Stannopalladinite1.2.9.1(Pd,Cu)3Sn2
Tetraferroplatinum1.2.4.1PtFe
Tulameenite1.2.4.2Pt2CuFe
Zvyagintsevite1.2.5.4Pd3Pb
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:1
Vincentite2.2.5.1Pd3As
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 5:2
Palarstanide2.3.3.2Pd5(Sn,As)2
Stibiopalladinite2.3.3.1Pd5Sb2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
Hessite2.4.2.1Ag2Te
Majakite2.4.16.1PdNiAs
Palladoarsenide2.4.14.1Pd2As
Palladobismutharsenide2.4.15.1Pd2(As,Bi)
Stromeyerite2.4.6.1AgCuS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 9:8
Godlevskite2.7.4.1(Ni,Fe)9S8
Pentlandite2.7.1.1(FexNiy)Σ9S8
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Alabandite2.8.1.4MnS
Altaite2.8.1.3PbTe
Braggite2.8.5.3(Pt,Pd,Ni)S
Clausthalite2.8.1.2PbSe
Cooperite2.8.5.1PtS
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Millerite2.8.16.1NiS
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:3
Stibnite2.11.2.1Sb2S3
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Froodite2.12.15.1α-PdBi2
Geversite2.12.1.14PtSb2
Hollingworthite2.12.3.8(Rh,Pt,Pd)AsS
Insizwaite2.12.1.15Pt(Bi,Sb)2
Irarsite2.12.3.7(Ir,Ru,Rh,Pt)AsS
Laurite2.12.1.10RuS2
Merenskyite2.12.14.4(Pd,Pt)(Te,Bi)2
Michenerite2.12.3.11PdBiTe
Molybdenite2.12.10.1MoS2
Moncheite2.12.14.3(Pt,Pd)(Te,Bi)2
Platarsite2.12.3.6PtAsS
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Sperrylite2.12.1.13PtAs2
Miscellaneous
Isomertieite2.16.2.1Pd11Sb2As2
Mertieite-II2.16.3.1Pd8Sb2.5As0.5
Stillwaterite2.16.4.1Pd8As3
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Ilmenite4.3.5.1Fe2+TiO3
Perovskite4.3.3.1CaTiO3
AX2
Rutile4.4.1.1TiO2
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Chromite7.2.3.3Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Hercynite7.2.1.3Fe2+Al2O4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Spinel7.2.1.1MgAl2O4
AB2X5
Armalcolite7.7.1.2(Mg,Fe2+)Ti2O5
Group 10 - OXYHALIDES AND HYDROXYHALIDES
A(O,OH)Xq
Bismoclite10.2.1.2BiOCl
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with all cations in octahedral [6] coordination
Forsterite51.3.1.2Mg2SiO4
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in >[6] coordination
Zircon51.5.2.1Zr(SiO4)
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=3
Wollastonite65.2.1.1cCaSiO3
Group 66 - INOSILICATES Double-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=2)
Amphiboles - Mg-Fe-Mn-Li subgroup
Tremolite66.1.3a.1☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 1:1 layers
Chrysotile71.1.5.1Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Phlogopite71.2.2b.1KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Talc71.2.1.3Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Actinolite-☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
Anorthite-Ca(Al2Si2O8)
Baryte
var: Hokutolite
-(Ba,Pb)SO4
'Bravoite'-(Fe,Ni)S2
'Chlorite Group'-
'Clinopyroxene Subgroup'-
'Electrum'-(Au, Ag)
Gold
var: Palladian Gold
-(Au,Pd)
Hercynite
var: Picotite
-(Fe,Mg)(Al,Cr)2O4
Isomertieite
var: Fengluanite
-Pd3(As,Sb)
Kotulskite-Pd(Te,Bi)
Menshikovite-Pd3Ni2As3
Muscovite
var: Sericite
-KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
'Orthopyroxene Subgroup'-
'Serpentine Subgroup'-D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Sobolevskite-Pd(Bi,Te)
Sudburyite-(Pd,Ni)Sb

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
H TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
H ChrysotileMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
H Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
H Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
H Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
O PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
O PerovskiteCaTiO3
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O Hercynite (var: Picotite)(Fe,Mg)(Al,Cr)2O4
O ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
O SpinelMgAl2O4
O TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
O CalciteCaCO3
O ChrysotileMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
O BismocliteBiOCl
O Baryte (var: Hokutolite)(Ba,Pb)SO4
O BaryteBaSO4
O Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
O Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
O Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O WollastoniteCaSiO3
O AnorthiteCa(Al2Si2O8)
O ForsteriteMg2SiO4
O RutileTiO2
O Armalcolite(Mg,Fe2+)Ti2O5
O ZirconZr(SiO4)
O HercyniteFe2+Al2O4
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
MgMagnesium
Mg PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Mg Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Mg Hercynite (var: Picotite)(Fe,Mg)(Al,Cr)2O4
Mg SpinelMgAl2O4
Mg TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
Mg ChrysotileMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Mg Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Mg Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Mg ForsteriteMg2SiO4
Mg Armalcolite(Mg,Fe2+)Ti2O5
AlAluminium
Al PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Al Hercynite (var: Picotite)(Fe,Mg)(Al,Cr)2O4
Al SpinelMgAl2O4
Al Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al AnorthiteCa(Al2Si2O8)
Al HercyniteFe2+Al2O4
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Si TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
Si ChrysotileMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Si Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Si Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si WollastoniteCaSiO3
Si AnorthiteCa(Al2Si2O8)
Si ForsteriteMg2SiO4
Si ZirconZr(SiO4)
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SSulfur
S Hollingworthite(Rh,Pt,Pd)AsS
S Irarsite(Ir,Ru,Rh,Pt)AsS
S PlatarsitePtAsS
S LauriteRuS2
S SphaleriteZnS
S MilleriteNiS
S GalenaPbS
S ChalcociteCu2S
S AlabanditeMnS
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S Pentlandite(FexNiy)Σ9S8
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S PyriteFeS2
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S CooperitePtS
S Braggite(Pt,Pd,Ni)S
S MolybdeniteMoS2
S Godlevskite(Ni,Fe)9S8
S Baryte (var: Hokutolite)(Ba,Pb)SO4
S StibniteSb2S3
S Bravoite(Fe,Ni)S2
S BaryteBaSO4
S StromeyeriteAgCuS
ClChlorine
Cl BismocliteBiOCl
KPotassium
K PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca PerovskiteCaTiO3
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Ca Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Ca WollastoniteCaSiO3
Ca AnorthiteCa(Al2Si2O8)
TiTitanium
Ti IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Ti PerovskiteCaTiO3
Ti RutileTiO2
Ti Armalcolite(Mg,Fe2+)Ti2O5
CrChromium
Cr Hercynite (var: Picotite)(Fe,Mg)(Al,Cr)2O4
Cr ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
MnManganese
Mn AlabanditeMnS
Mn Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
FeIron
Fe IsoferroplatinumPt3Fe
Fe TulameenitePt2CuFe
Fe TetraferroplatinumPtFe
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe Pentlandite(FexNiy)Σ9S8
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Fe Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe Hercynite (var: Picotite)(Fe,Mg)(Al,Cr)2O4
Fe ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
Fe Godlevskite(Ni,Fe)9S8
Fe Bravoite(Fe,Ni)S2
Fe Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Fe Armalcolite(Mg,Fe2+)Ti2O5
Fe HercyniteFe2+Al2O4
NiNickel
Ni MajakitePdNiAs
Ni MenshikovitePd3Ni2As3
Ni MilleriteNiS
Ni Pentlandite(FexNiy)Σ9S8
Ni Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Ni Godlevskite(Ni,Fe)9S8
Ni Bravoite(Fe,Ni)S2
CuCopper
Cu TulameenitePt2CuFe
Cu AuricuprideCu3Au
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu StromeyeriteAgCuS
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
AsArsenic
As PalladoarsenidePd2As
As Mertieite-IIPd8Sb2.5As0.5
As Hollingworthite(Rh,Pt,Pd)AsS
As Irarsite(Ir,Ru,Rh,Pt)AsS
As PlatarsitePtAsS
As StillwateritePd8As3
As MajakitePdNiAs
As MenshikovitePd3Ni2As3
As PalladobismutharsenidePd2(As,Bi)
As SperrylitePtAs2
As PalarstanidePd5(Sn,As)2
As Isomertieite (var: Fengluanite)Pd3(As,Sb)
As VincentitePd3As
As IsomertieitePd11Sb2As2
SeSelenium
Se ClausthalitePbSe
ZrZirconium
Zr ZirconZr(SiO4)
MoMolybdenum
Mo MolybdeniteMoS2
RuRuthenium
Ru Irarsite(Ir,Ru,Rh,Pt)AsS
Ru LauriteRuS2
RhRhodium
Rh Hollingworthite(Rh,Pt,Pd)AsS
Rh Irarsite(Ir,Ru,Rh,Pt)AsS
PdPalladium
Pd KotulskitePd(Te,Bi)
Pd Moncheite(Pt,Pd)(Te,Bi)2
Pd Sudburyite(Pd,Ni)Sb
Pd ZvyagintsevitePd3Pb
Pd PalladoarsenidePd2As
Pd PaolovitePd2Sn
Pd Frooditeα-PdBi2
Pd MicheneritePdBiTe
Pd SobolevskitePd(Bi,Te)
Pd StibiopalladinitePd5Sb2
Pd Mertieite-IIPd8Sb2.5As0.5
Pd Atokite(Pd,Pt)3Sn
Pd Merenskyite(Pd,Pt)(Te,Bi)2
Pd StillwateritePd8As3
Pd MajakitePdNiAs
Pd MenshikovitePd3Ni2As3
Pd Gold (var: Palladian Gold)(Au,Pd)
Pd PalladobismutharsenidePd2(As,Bi)
Pd PlumbopalladinitePd3Pb2
Pd Stannopalladinite(Pd,Cu)3Sn2
Pd PalarstanidePd5(Sn,As)2
Pd Isomertieite (var: Fengluanite)Pd3(As,Sb)
Pd VincentitePd3As
Pd IsomertieitePd11Sb2As2
AgSilver
Ag Electrum(Au, Ag)
Ag HessiteAg2Te
Ag SilverAg
Ag StromeyeriteAgCuS
SnTin
Sn PaolovitePd2Sn
Sn Atokite(Pd,Pt)3Sn
Sn Rustenburgite(Pt,Pd)3Sn
Sn NiggliitePtSn
Sn Stannopalladinite(Pd,Cu)3Sn2
Sn PalarstanidePd5(Sn,As)2
SbAntimony
Sb Sudburyite(Pd,Ni)Sb
Sb GeversitePtSb2
Sb StibiopalladinitePd5Sb2
Sb Mertieite-IIPd8Sb2.5As0.5
Sb StibniteSb2S3
Sb Isomertieite (var: Fengluanite)Pd3(As,Sb)
Sb IsomertieitePd11Sb2As2
TeTellurium
Te KotulskitePd(Te,Bi)
Te Moncheite(Pt,Pd)(Te,Bi)2
Te HessiteAg2Te
Te MicheneritePdBiTe
Te SobolevskitePd(Bi,Te)
Te Merenskyite(Pd,Pt)(Te,Bi)2
Te AltaitePbTe
BaBarium
Ba Baryte (var: Hokutolite)(Ba,Pb)SO4
Ba BaryteBaSO4
IrIridium
Ir Irarsite(Ir,Ru,Rh,Pt)AsS
PtPlatinum
Pt Moncheite(Pt,Pd)(Te,Bi)2
Pt GeversitePtSb2
Pt Irarsite(Ir,Ru,Rh,Pt)AsS
Pt IsoferroplatinumPt3Fe
Pt TulameenitePt2CuFe
Pt PlatarsitePtAsS
Pt Rustenburgite(Pt,Pd)3Sn
Pt TetraferroplatinumPtFe
Pt NiggliitePtSn
Pt CooperitePtS
Pt Braggite(Pt,Pd,Ni)S
Pt SperrylitePtAs2
Pt InsizwaitePt(Bi,Sb)2
AuGold
Au Electrum(Au, Ag)
Au AuricuprideCu3Au
Au Gold (var: Palladian Gold)(Au,Pd)
Au GoldAu
PbLead
Pb ZvyagintsevitePd3Pb
Pb PlumbopalladinitePd3Pb2
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb ClausthalitePbSe
Pb Baryte (var: Hokutolite)(Ba,Pb)SO4
Pb AltaitePbTe
BiBismuth
Bi KotulskitePd(Te,Bi)
Bi Moncheite(Pt,Pd)(Te,Bi)2
Bi Frooditeα-PdBi2
Bi MicheneritePdBiTe
Bi SobolevskitePd(Bi,Te)
Bi PalladobismutharsenidePd2(As,Bi)
Bi InsizwaitePt(Bi,Sb)2
Bi BismocliteBiOCl

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 - 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]

Rhyacian - Siderian
2050 - 2500 Ma



ID: 2237426
Rustenburg Layered Suite of Bushveld Complex

Age: Proterozoic (2050 - 2500 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Rustenburg Layered Suite

Description: Gabbro, norite

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

References

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Holwell, D. A., McDonald, I., & Armitage, P. E. B. (2006). Platinum-group mineral assemblages in the Platreef at the Sandsloot Mine, northern Bushveld Complex, South Africa. Mineralogical Magazine, 70(1), 83-101.
Holwell, D. A., & McDonald, I. (2006). Petrology, geochemistry and the mechanisms determining the distribution of platinum-group element and base metal sulphide mineralisation in the Platreef at Overysel, northern Bushveld Complex, South Africa. Mineralium Deposita, 41(6), 575-598.
Armitage, P. E. B., McDonald, I., Edwards, S. J., & Manby, G. M. (2002). Platinum-group element mineralization in the Platreef and calc-silicate footwall at Sandsloot, Potgietersrus District, South Africa. Applied Earth Science: Transactions of the Institutions of Mining and Metallurgy: Section B, 111(1), 36-45.
Armitage, Paul Edward Blake (2011) Development of the Platreef in the northern limb of the Bushveld Complex at Sandsloot, Mokopane District, South Africa. Diss. University of Greenwich.


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