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Kapalagulu Intrusion, Kigoma Region, Tanzaniai
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 5° 53' 16'' South , 30° 3' 51'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -5.88778,30.06417
GeoHash:G#: kwvqs0hj1
Locality type:Intrusion
Age:1392 ± 27 Ma
Geologic Time:Ectasian
Reference for age:Maier, W. D., Peltonen, P., & Livesey, T. (2007). The ages of the Kabanga North and Kapalagulu intrusions, western Tanzania: A reconnaissance study. Economic Geology, 102(1), 147-154.
Köppen climate type:Aw : Tropical savanna, wet


Harzburgite at the base of a layered gabbro complex.
A 30 km long and up to 3 km wide dike-like layered igneous body (lopolith) located at the foot of an escarpment that forms part of the eastern rifted margin to Lake Tanganyika in western Tanzania.

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34 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

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'Amphibolite'
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Breithauptite
Formula: NiSb
Cabriite
Formula: Pd2CuSn
Reference: Wilhelmij, H. R., & Cabri, L. J. (2015). Platinum mineralization in the Kapalagulu Intrusion, western Tanzania. Mineralium Deposita, 1-25.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Cabri, L. J., Wilhelmij, H. R., & Eksteen, J. J. (2017). Contrasting mineralogical and processing potential of two mineralization types in the platinum group element and Ni-bearing Kapalagulu Intrusion, western Tanzania. Ore Geology Reviews, 90, 772-789.
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Cabri, L. J., Wilhelmij, H. R., & Eksteen, J. J. (2017). Contrasting mineralogical and processing potential of two mineralization types in the platinum group element and Ni-bearing Kapalagulu Intrusion, western Tanzania. Ore Geology Reviews, 90, 772-789.
Chromite
Formula: Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Reference: Cabri, L.J., McDonald, A.M., Stanley, C.J., Rudashevsky, N.S., Poirier, G., Wilhelmij, H.R., Zhe, W., Rudashevsky, V.N. (2015) Palladosilicide, Pd2Si, a new mineral from the Kapalagulu Intrusion, Western Tanzania and the Bushveld Complex, South Africa, Mineralogical Magazine, 79 , 295–307; Wilhelmij, H. R., & Cabri, L. J. (2015). Platinum mineralization in the Kapalagulu Intrusion, western Tanzania. Mineralium Deposita, 1-25.; Cabri, L. J., Wilhelmij, H. R., & Eksteen, J. J. (2017). Contrasting mineralogical and processing potential of two mineralization types in the platinum group element and Ni-bearing Kapalagulu Intrusion, western Tanzania. Ore Geology Reviews, 90, 772-789.
'Chromitite'
Reference: Cabri, L. J., Wilhelmij, H. R., & Eksteen, J. J. (2017). Contrasting mineralogical and processing potential of two mineralization types in the platinum group element and Ni-bearing Kapalagulu Intrusion, western Tanzania. Ore Geology Reviews, 90, 772-789.
'Clay'
Reference: Cabri, L. J., Wilhelmij, H. R., & Eksteen, J. J. (2017). Contrasting mineralogical and processing potential of two mineralization types in the platinum group element and Ni-bearing Kapalagulu Intrusion, western Tanzania. Ore Geology Reviews, 90, 772-789.
Clinochlore
Formula: Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Reference: Cabri, L. J., Wilhelmij, H. R., & Eksteen, J. J. (2017). Contrasting mineralogical and processing potential of two mineralization types in the platinum group element and Ni-bearing Kapalagulu Intrusion, western Tanzania. Ore Geology Reviews, 90, 772-789.
Cobaltite
Formula: CoAsS
Enstatite
Formula: MgSiO3
Reference: Cabri, L. J., Wilhelmij, H. R., & Eksteen, J. J. (2017). Contrasting mineralogical and processing potential of two mineralization types in the platinum group element and Ni-bearing Kapalagulu Intrusion, western Tanzania. Ore Geology Reviews, 90, 772-789.
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'
Reference: Cabri, L. J., Wilhelmij, H. R., & Eksteen, J. J. (2017). Contrasting mineralogical and processing potential of two mineralization types in the platinum group element and Ni-bearing Kapalagulu Intrusion, western Tanzania. Ore Geology Reviews, 90, 772-789.
Gersdorffite
Formula: NiAsS
Reference: Cabri, L. J., Wilhelmij, H. R., & Eksteen, J. J. (2017). Contrasting mineralogical and processing potential of two mineralization types in the platinum group element and Ni-bearing Kapalagulu Intrusion, western Tanzania. Ore Geology Reviews, 90, 772-789.
Gibbsite
Formula: Al(OH)3
Reference: Cabri, L. J., Wilhelmij, H. R., & Eksteen, J. J. (2017). Contrasting mineralogical and processing potential of two mineralization types in the platinum group element and Ni-bearing Kapalagulu Intrusion, western Tanzania. Ore Geology Reviews, 90, 772-789.
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: Cabri, L. J., Wilhelmij, H. R., & Eksteen, J. J. (2017). Contrasting mineralogical and processing potential of two mineralization types in the platinum group element and Ni-bearing Kapalagulu Intrusion, western Tanzania. Ore Geology Reviews, 90, 772-789.
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: Cabri, L. J., Wilhelmij, H. R., & Eksteen, J. J. (2017). Contrasting mineralogical and processing potential of two mineralization types in the platinum group element and Ni-bearing Kapalagulu Intrusion, western Tanzania. Ore Geology Reviews, 90, 772-789.
Greenockite
Formula: CdS
'Halloysite'
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Cabri, L. J., Wilhelmij, H. R., & Eksteen, J. J. (2017). Contrasting mineralogical and processing potential of two mineralization types in the platinum group element and Ni-bearing Kapalagulu Intrusion, western Tanzania. Ore Geology Reviews, 90, 772-789.
'Harzburgite'
Reference: Cabri, L. J., Wilhelmij, H. R., & Eksteen, J. J. (2017). Contrasting mineralogical and processing potential of two mineralization types in the platinum group element and Ni-bearing Kapalagulu Intrusion, western Tanzania. Ore Geology Reviews, 90, 772-789.
Heazlewoodite
Formula: Ni3S2
Reference: Wilhelmij, H. R., & Cabri, L. J. (2015). Platinum mineralization in the Kapalagulu Intrusion, western Tanzania. Mineralium Deposita, 1-25.; Cabri, L. J., Wilhelmij, H. R., & Eksteen, J. J. (2017). Contrasting mineralogical and processing potential of two mineralization types in the platinum group element and Ni-bearing Kapalagulu Intrusion, western Tanzania. Ore Geology Reviews, 90, 772-789.
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Cabri, L. J., Wilhelmij, H. R., & Eksteen, J. J. (2017). Contrasting mineralogical and processing potential of two mineralization types in the platinum group element and Ni-bearing Kapalagulu Intrusion, western Tanzania. Ore Geology Reviews, 90, 772-789.
Isoferroplatinum
Formula: Pt3Fe
Reference: Wilhelmij, H. R., & Cabri, L. J. (2015). Platinum mineralization in the Kapalagulu Intrusion, western Tanzania. Mineralium Deposita, 1-25.
Kaolinite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Cabri, L. J., Wilhelmij, H. R., & Eksteen, J. J. (2017). Contrasting mineralogical and processing potential of two mineralization types in the platinum group element and Ni-bearing Kapalagulu Intrusion, western Tanzania. Ore Geology Reviews, 90, 772-789.
'Laterite'
Reference: Cabri, L. J., Wilhelmij, H. R., & Eksteen, J. J. (2017). Contrasting mineralogical and processing potential of two mineralization types in the platinum group element and Ni-bearing Kapalagulu Intrusion, western Tanzania. Ore Geology Reviews, 90, 772-789.
Laurite
Formula: RuS2
Reference: Cabri, L. J., Wilhelmij, H. R., & Eksteen, J. J. (2017). Contrasting mineralogical and processing potential of two mineralization types in the platinum group element and Ni-bearing Kapalagulu Intrusion, western Tanzania. Ore Geology Reviews, 90, 772-789.
Maghemite
Formula: Fe3+2O3
Reference: Cabri, L. J., Wilhelmij, H. R., & Eksteen, J. J. (2017). Contrasting mineralogical and processing potential of two mineralization types in the platinum group element and Ni-bearing Kapalagulu Intrusion, western Tanzania. Ore Geology Reviews, 90, 772-789.
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: Cabri, L. J., Wilhelmij, H. R., & Eksteen, J. J. (2017). Contrasting mineralogical and processing potential of two mineralization types in the platinum group element and Ni-bearing Kapalagulu Intrusion, western Tanzania. Ore Geology Reviews, 90, 772-789.
Millerite
Formula: NiS
Reference: Wilhelmij, H. R., & Cabri, L. J. (2015). Platinum mineralization in the Kapalagulu Intrusion, western Tanzania. Mineralium Deposita, 1-25.; Cabri, L. J., Wilhelmij, H. R., & Eksteen, J. J. (2017). Contrasting mineralogical and processing potential of two mineralization types in the platinum group element and Ni-bearing Kapalagulu Intrusion, western Tanzania. Ore Geology Reviews, 90, 772-789.
Nickeline
Formula: NiAs
Palladosilicide (TL)
Formula: Pd2Si
Type Locality:
Reference: Cabri, L.J., McDonald, A.M., Stanley, C.J., Rudashevsky, N.S., Poirier, G., Wilhelmij, H.R., Zhe, W. and Rudashevsky, V.N. (2015) IMA 2014-080. CNMNC Newsletter No. 23, February 2015, page 56; Mineralogical Magazine, 79, 51-58
Pentlandite
Formula: (FexNiy)Σ9S8
Reference: Wilhelmij, H. R., & Cabri, L. J. (2015). Platinum mineralization in the Kapalagulu Intrusion, western Tanzania. Mineralium Deposita, 1-25.; Cabri, L. J., Wilhelmij, H. R., & Eksteen, J. J. (2017). Contrasting mineralogical and processing potential of two mineralization types in the platinum group element and Ni-bearing Kapalagulu Intrusion, western Tanzania. Ore Geology Reviews, 90, 772-789.
'Pyroxene Group'
Reference: Cabri, L. J., Wilhelmij, H. R., & Eksteen, J. J. (2017). Contrasting mineralogical and processing potential of two mineralization types in the platinum group element and Ni-bearing Kapalagulu Intrusion, western Tanzania. Ore Geology Reviews, 90, 772-789.
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Reference: Cabri, L. J., Wilhelmij, H. R., & Eksteen, J. J. (2017). Contrasting mineralogical and processing potential of two mineralization types in the platinum group element and Ni-bearing Kapalagulu Intrusion, western Tanzania. Ore Geology Reviews, 90, 772-789.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Cabri, L. J., Wilhelmij, H. R., & Eksteen, J. J. (2017). Contrasting mineralogical and processing potential of two mineralization types in the platinum group element and Ni-bearing Kapalagulu Intrusion, western Tanzania. Ore Geology Reviews, 90, 772-789.
'Saprolite'
Reference: Cabri, L. J., Wilhelmij, H. R., & Eksteen, J. J. (2017). Contrasting mineralogical and processing potential of two mineralization types in the platinum group element and Ni-bearing Kapalagulu Intrusion, western Tanzania. Ore Geology Reviews, 90, 772-789.
'Serpentine Subgroup'
Formula: D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Reference: Cabri, L. J., Wilhelmij, H. R., & Eksteen, J. J. (2017). Contrasting mineralogical and processing potential of two mineralization types in the platinum group element and Ni-bearing Kapalagulu Intrusion, western Tanzania. Ore Geology Reviews, 90, 772-789.
Sobolevskite
Formula: Pd(Bi,Te)
Reference: Cabri, L. J., Wilhelmij, H. R., & Eksteen, J. J. (2017). Contrasting mineralogical and processing potential of two mineralization types in the platinum group element and Ni-bearing Kapalagulu Intrusion, western Tanzania. Ore Geology Reviews, 90, 772-789.
Sperrylite
Formula: PtAs2
Reference: Wilhelmij, H. R., & Cabri, L. J. (2015). Platinum mineralization in the Kapalagulu Intrusion, western Tanzania. Mineralium Deposita, 1-25.; Cabri, L. J., Wilhelmij, H. R., & Eksteen, J. J. (2017). Contrasting mineralogical and processing potential of two mineralization types in the platinum group element and Ni-bearing Kapalagulu Intrusion, western Tanzania. Ore Geology Reviews, 90, 772-789.
Spinel
Formula: MgAl2O4
Reference: Cabri, L. J., Wilhelmij, H. R., & Eksteen, J. J. (2017). Contrasting mineralogical and processing potential of two mineralization types in the platinum group element and Ni-bearing Kapalagulu Intrusion, western Tanzania. Ore Geology Reviews, 90, 772-789.
Talc
Formula: Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Reference: Cabri, L. J., Wilhelmij, H. R., & Eksteen, J. J. (2017). Contrasting mineralogical and processing potential of two mineralization types in the platinum group element and Ni-bearing Kapalagulu Intrusion, western Tanzania. Ore Geology Reviews, 90, 772-789.
Tetraferroplatinum
Formula: PtFe
Reference: Wilhelmij, H. R., & Cabri, L. J. (2015). Platinum mineralization in the Kapalagulu Intrusion, western Tanzania. Mineralium Deposita, 1-25.
Tulameenite
Formula: Pt2CuFe
Reference: Wilhelmij, H. R., & Cabri, L. J. (2015). Platinum mineralization in the Kapalagulu Intrusion, western Tanzania. Mineralium Deposita, 1-25.
Ullmannite
Formula: NiSbS
Reference: Cabri, L. J., Wilhelmij, H. R., & Eksteen, J. J. (2017). Contrasting mineralogical and processing potential of two mineralization types in the platinum group element and Ni-bearing Kapalagulu Intrusion, western Tanzania. Ore Geology Reviews, 90, 772-789.
'Wad'
Reference: Cabri, L. J., Wilhelmij, H. R., & Eksteen, J. J. (2017). Contrasting mineralogical and processing potential of two mineralization types in the platinum group element and Ni-bearing Kapalagulu Intrusion, western Tanzania. Ore Geology Reviews, 90, 772-789.
Zircon
Formula: Zr(SiO4)
Reference: Cabri, L. J., Wilhelmij, H. R., & Eksteen, J. J. (2017). Contrasting mineralogical and processing potential of two mineralization types in the platinum group element and Ni-bearing Kapalagulu Intrusion, western Tanzania. Ore Geology Reviews, 90, 772-789.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
'Cabriite'1.AG.30Pd2CuSn
'Gold'1.AA.05Au
'Isoferroplatinum'1.AG.35Pt3Fe
'Tetraferroplatinum'1.AG.40PtFe
'Tulameenite'1.AG.40Pt2CuFe
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Bornite'2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
'Breithauptite'2.CC.05NiSb
'Chalcopyrite'2.CB.10aCuFeS2
'Cobaltite'2.EB.25CoAsS
'Gersdorffite'2.EB.25NiAsS
'Greenockite'2.CB.45CdS
'Heazlewoodite'2.BB.05Ni3S2
'Laurite'2.EB.05aRuS2
'Millerite'2.CC.20NiS
'Nickeline'2.CC.05NiAs
'Pentlandite'2.BB.15(FexNiy)Σ9S8
'Pyrrhotite'2.CC.10Fe7S8
'Sobolevskite'2.CC.05Pd(Bi,Te)
'Sperrylite'2.EB.05aPtAs2
'Ullmannite'2.EB.25NiSbS
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Chromite'4.BB.05Fe2+Cr3+2O4
'Gibbsite'4.FE.10Al(OH)3
'Goethite'4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
'Hematite'4.CB.05Fe2O3
'Maghemite'4.BB.15Fe3+2O3
'Magnetite'4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
'Quartz'4.DA.05SiO2
'Spinel'4.BB.05MgAl2O4
Group 9 - Silicates
'Clinochlore'9.EC.55Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
'Enstatite'9.DA.05MgSiO3
'Halloysite'9.ED.10Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
'Kaolinite'9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
'Talc'9.EC.05Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
'Zircon'9.AD.30Zr(SiO4)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Amphibolite'-
'Chlorite Group'-
'Chromitite'-
'Clay'-
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-
'Harzburgite'-
'Laterite'-
'Palladosilicide' (TL)-Pd2Si
'Pyroxene Group'-
'Saprolite'-
'Serpentine Subgroup'-D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
'Wad'-

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
Cabriite1.2.11.Pd2CuSn
Isoferroplatinum1.2.5.1Pt3Fe
Tetraferroplatinum1.2.4.1PtFe
Tulameenite1.2.4.2Pt2CuFe
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
Heazlewoodite2.5.3.1Ni3S2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 9:8
Pentlandite2.7.1.1(FexNiy)Σ9S8
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Breithauptite2.8.11.2NiSb
Greenockite2.8.7.2CdS
Millerite2.8.16.1NiS
Nickeline2.8.11.1NiAs
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Cobaltite2.12.3.1CoAsS
Gersdorffite2.12.3.2NiAsS
Laurite2.12.1.10RuS2
Sperrylite2.12.1.13PtAs2
Ullmannite2.12.3.3NiSbS
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Maghemite4.3.7.1Fe3+2O3
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
X(OH)3
Gibbsite6.3.1.1Al(OH)3
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Chromite7.2.3.3Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Spinel7.2.1.1MgAl2O4
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
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=2
Enstatite65.1.2.1MgSiO3
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 1:1 layers
'Halloysite'71.1.1.4Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Talc71.2.1.3Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Sheets of 6-membered rings interlayered 1:1, 2:1, and octahedra
Clinochlore71.4.1.4Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Amphibolite'-
'Chlorite Group'-
'Chromitite'-
'Clay'-
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-
'Harzburgite'-
Kaolinite-Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
'Laterite'-
Palladosilicide (TL)-Pd2Si
'Pyroxene Group'-
'Saprolite'-
'Serpentine Subgroup'-D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Sobolevskite-Pd(Bi,Te)
'Wad'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
H GibbsiteAl(OH)3
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H HalloysiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
H TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
OOxygen
O ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
O ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
O EnstatiteMgSiO3
O GibbsiteAl(OH)3
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O HalloysiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O HematiteFe2O3
O KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O MaghemiteFe23+O3
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O QuartzSiO2
O Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
O SpinelMgAl2O4
O TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
O ZirconZr(SiO4)
MgMagnesium
Mg ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Mg EnstatiteMgSiO3
Mg Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Mg SpinelMgAl2O4
Mg TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
AlAluminium
Al ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Al GibbsiteAl(OH)3
Al HalloysiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Al KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Al Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Al SpinelMgAl2O4
SiSilicon
Si ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Si EnstatiteMgSiO3
Si HalloysiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si PalladosilicidePd2Si
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Si TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
Si ZirconZr(SiO4)
SSulfur
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S CobaltiteCoAsS
S GersdorffiteNiAsS
S GreenockiteCdS
S HeazlewooditeNi3S2
S LauriteRuS2
S MilleriteNiS
S Pentlandite(FexNiy)Σ9S8
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S UllmanniteNiSbS
CrChromium
Cr ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
MnManganese
Mn Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
FeIron
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe IsoferroplatinumPt3Fe
Fe MaghemiteFe23+O3
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe Pentlandite(FexNiy)Σ9S8
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Fe TetraferroplatinumPtFe
Fe TulameenitePt2CuFe
CoCobalt
Co CobaltiteCoAsS
NiNickel
Ni BreithauptiteNiSb
Ni GersdorffiteNiAsS
Ni HeazlewooditeNi3S2
Ni MilleriteNiS
Ni NickelineNiAs
Ni Pentlandite(FexNiy)Σ9S8
Ni Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Ni UllmanniteNiSbS
CuCopper
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu CabriitePd2CuSn
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu TulameenitePt2CuFe
ZnZinc
Zn Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
AsArsenic
As CobaltiteCoAsS
As GersdorffiteNiAsS
As NickelineNiAs
As SperrylitePtAs2
ZrZirconium
Zr ZirconZr(SiO4)
RuRuthenium
Ru LauriteRuS2
PdPalladium
Pd CabriitePd2CuSn
Pd PalladosilicidePd2Si
Pd SobolevskitePd(Bi,Te)
CdCadmium
Cd GreenockiteCdS
SnTin
Sn CabriitePd2CuSn
SbAntimony
Sb BreithauptiteNiSb
Sb UllmanniteNiSbS
TeTellurium
Te SobolevskitePd(Bi,Te)
PtPlatinum
Pt IsoferroplatinumPt3Fe
Pt SperrylitePtAs2
Pt TetraferroplatinumPtFe
Pt TulameenitePt2CuFe
AuGold
Au GoldAu
BiBismuth
Bi SobolevskitePd(Bi,Te)

Regional Geology

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Statherian - Orosirian
1600 - 2050 Ma



ID: 3306272

Age: Paleoproterozoic (1600 - 2050 Ma)

Lithology: Volcanic-sedimentary

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

Siderian
2300 - 2500 Ma



ID: 3185126
Paleoproterozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Siderian (2300 - 2500 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary 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]

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References

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Wadsworth, W. J. (1963). The Kapalagulu layered intrusion of western Tanganyika. Spec. Pap. Mineral. Soc. Am, 1, 108-15.
Wilhelmij, H. R., Joseph, G., & Ashwal, L. D. (2004). Stratigraphic location of platinum mineralisation in the Kapalagulu Intrusion of western Tanzania. Geosci Afr (Ed LD Ashwal), 2, 709-708.
Maier, W. D., Peltonen, P., & Livesey, T. (2007). The ages of the Kabanga North and Kapalagulu intrusions, western Tanzania: A reconnaissance study. Economic Geology, 102(1), 147-154.
Maier, W. D., Barnes, S. J., Bandyayera, D., Livesey, T., Li, C., & Ripley, E. (2008). Early Kibaran rift-related mafic–ultramafic magmatism in western Tanzania and Burundi: Petrogenesis and ore potential of the Kapalagulu and Musongati layered intrusions. Lithos, 101(1-2), 24-53.
Cabri, L.J., McDonald, A.M., Stanley, C.J., Rudashevsky, N.S., Poirier, G., Wilhelmij, H.R., Zhe, W., Rudashevsky, V.N. (2015) Palladosilicide, Pd2Si, a new mineral from the Kapalagulu Intrusion, Western Tanzania and the Bushveld Complex, South Africa, Mineralogical Magazine, 79 , 295–307
Wilhelmij, H. R., & Cabri, L. J. (2016). Platinum mineralization in the Kapalagulu Intrusion, western Tanzania. Mineralium Deposita, 51(3), 343-367.
Cabri, L. J., Wilhelmij, H. R., & Eksteen, J. J. (2017). Contrasting mineralogical and processing potential of two mineralization types in the platinum group element and Ni-bearing Kapalagulu Intrusion, western Tanzania. Ore Geology Reviews, 90, 772-789.

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