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Asbestos Mine (Shabani; Shabanie Mine), Zvishavane (Shabani; Shabanie; Shavani), Zvishavane District, Midlands, Zimbabwei
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Asbestos Mine (Shabani; Shabanie Mine)Mine
Zvishavane (Shabani; Shabanie; Shavani)- not defined -
Zvishavane DistrictDistrict
MidlandsProvince
ZimbabweCountry

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20° 19' 59'' South , 30° 4' 0'' East
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Zvishavane35,896 (2014)0.7km


Serpentine hosted asbestos deposit, produced over 3 million tons.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

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4 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Antigorite
Formula: Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Weber, J. and Greer, R., 1965, Dehydration of Serpentine, American Mineralogist, v 50,p 450-464.
Chrysocolla
Formula: Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Reference: Cairncross, B. (2004) Field Guide To Rocks & Minerals Of Southern Africa: 74.
Chrysotile
Formula: Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Weber, J. and Greer, R., 1965, Dehydration of Serpentine, American Mineralogist, v 50,p 450-464.
'Clinochrysotile'
Reference: Cairncross, B. (2004) Field Guide To Rocks & Minerals Of Southern Africa: 76.
'Parachrysotile'
Reference: Handbook of Mineralogy
Stichtite
Formula: Mg6Cr3+2(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O
Reference: Laubscher, D.H. (1986): Chrysotile asbestos in the Zvishavane (Shabani) and Mashava (Mashaba) areas, Zimbabwe. In: Anhaeusser C.R., and Maske, S. (eds.): Mineral deposits of southern Africa. Geol. Soc. S. Afr., Johannesburg, pp. 377-393.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Stichtite5.DA.50Mg6Cr3+2(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Antigorite9.ED.15Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Chrysocolla9.ED.20Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Chrysotile9.ED.15Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
'Clinochrysotile'9.ED.
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Parachrysotile'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 16b - HYDRATED CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Stichtite16b.6.2.2Mg6Cr3+2(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 1:1 layers
Antigorite71.1.2a.1Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Chrysotile71.1.5.1Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
'Clinochrysotile'71.1.2d.1
Group 74 - PHYLLOSILICATES Modulated Layers
Modulated Layers with joined strips
Chrysocolla74.3.2.1Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Parachrysotile'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H StichtiteMg6Cr23+(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O
H ChrysotileMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
H AntigoriteMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
H ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
CCarbon
C StichtiteMg6Cr23+(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O
OOxygen
O StichtiteMg6Cr23+(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O
O ChrysotileMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
O AntigoriteMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
O ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
MgMagnesium
Mg StichtiteMg6Cr23+(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O
Mg ChrysotileMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Mg AntigoriteMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
AlAluminium
Al ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
SiSilicon
Si ChrysotileMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si AntigoriteMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
CrChromium
Cr StichtiteMg6Cr23+(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O
CuCopper
Cu ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O

References

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Laubscher, D.H. (1986) Chrysotile asbestos in the Zvishavane (Shabani) and Mashava (Mashaba) areas, Zimbabwe. In: Anhaeusser C.R., and Maske, S. (eds.) Mineral deposits of southern Africa. Geological Society of South Africa, Johannesburg, 377-393.
Cairncross, B. (2004) Field Guide To Rocks & Minerals Of Southern Africa.
Mugumbate, R. Oesterlen, P.M., Masiyambiri, S., Dube, W. (2001) Industrial Minerals and Rock Deposits of Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe Geological Survey Mineral Resources Series No. 27., Harare; 159 pages.

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