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Karee Mine, Rustenburg (Rustenburg District), Western Bushveld Complex, Bojanala Platinum District, North West, South Africai
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Karee MineMine
Rustenburg (Rustenburg District)- not defined -
Western Bushveld ComplexComplex
Bojanala Platinum DistrictDistrict
North WestProvince
South AfricaCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 25° 40' 17'' South , 27° 28' 17'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -25.67139,27.47139
GeoHash:G#: ke7tcnsj3
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Cwa : Monsoon-influenced humid subtropical climate


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Transvaal, South Africa

Province (Former) - 838 mineral species & varietal names listed

Bushveld Complex, South Africa

Complex - 527 mineral species & varietal names listed

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25 valid minerals.

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Detailed Mineral List:

Anorthite
Formula: Ca(Al2Si2O8)
Reference: Kottke-Levin, J., Gauert, C., Merkle, R., & Sommer, H. (2008, December). Pilot study of melt inclusions in chromites of the Merensky Reef reflecting melt compositions at Karee Mine, western Bushveld Complex, South Africa. In AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts (Vol. 1, p. 2085).
Anorthite var: Bytownite
Formula: (Ca,Na)[Al(Al,Si)Si2O8]
Reference: Kottke-Levin, J., Gauert, C., Merkle, R., & Sommer, H. (2008, December). Pilot study of melt inclusions in chromites of the Merensky Reef reflecting melt compositions at Karee Mine, western Bushveld Complex, South Africa. In AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts (Vol. 1, p. 2085).
Anthophyllite
Formula: ☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Reference: Junge, M., Oberthür, T., & Melcher, F. (2014). Cryptic variation of chromite chemistry, platinum group element and platinum group mineral distribution in the UG-2 chromitite: an example from the Karee Mine, western Bushveld Complex, South Africa. Economic Geology, 109(3), 795-810.
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Reference: Kottke-Levin, J., Gauert, C., Merkle, R., & Sommer, H. (2008, December). Pilot study of melt inclusions in chromites of the Merensky Reef reflecting melt compositions at Karee Mine, western Bushveld Complex, South Africa. In AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts (Vol. 1, p. 2085).
Braggite
Formula: (Pt,Pd,Ni)S
Reference: Junge, M., Oberthür, T., & Melcher, F. (2014). Cryptic variation of chromite chemistry, platinum group element and platinum group mineral distribution in the UG-2 chromitite: an example from the Karee Mine, western Bushveld Complex, South Africa. Economic Geology, 109(3), 795-810.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Junge, M., Oberthür, T., & Melcher, F. (2014). Cryptic variation of chromite chemistry, platinum group element and platinum group mineral distribution in the UG-2 chromitite: an example from the Karee Mine, western Bushveld Complex, South Africa. Economic Geology, 109(3), 795-810.
Chromite
Formula: Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Reference: Junge, M., Oberthür, T., & Melcher, F. (2014). Cryptic variation of chromite chemistry, platinum group element and platinum group mineral distribution in the UG-2 chromitite: an example from the Karee Mine, western Bushveld Complex, South Africa. Economic Geology, 109(3), 795-810.
'Chromitite'
Reference: Junge, M., Oberthür, T., & Melcher, F. (2014). Cryptic variation of chromite chemistry, platinum group element and platinum group mineral distribution in the UG-2 chromitite: an example from the Karee Mine, western Bushveld Complex, South Africa. Economic Geology, 109(3), 795-810.
Cooperite
Formula: PtS
Reference: Junge, M., Oberthür, T., & Melcher, F. (2014). Cryptic variation of chromite chemistry, platinum group element and platinum group mineral distribution in the UG-2 chromitite: an example from the Karee Mine, western Bushveld Complex, South Africa. Economic Geology, 109(3), 795-810.
Daubréelite
Formula: Fe2+Cr3+2S4
Reference: Kottke-Levin, J., Gauert, C., Merkle, R., & Sommer, H. (2008, December). Pilot study of melt inclusions in chromites of the Merensky Reef reflecting melt compositions at Karee Mine, western Bushveld Complex, South Africa. In AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts (Vol. 1, p. 2085).
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'
Reference: Kottke-Levin, J., Gauert, C., Merkle, R., & Sommer, H. (2008, December). Pilot study of melt inclusions in chromites of the Merensky Reef reflecting melt compositions at Karee Mine, western Bushveld Complex, South Africa. In AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts (Vol. 1, p. 2085).
Greigite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2S4
Reference: Junge, M., Oberthür, T., & Melcher, F. (2014). Cryptic variation of chromite chemistry, platinum group element and platinum group mineral distribution in the UG-2 chromitite: an example from the Karee Mine, western Bushveld Complex, South Africa. Economic Geology, 109(3), 795-810.
Ilmenite
Formula: Fe2+TiO3
Reference: Junge, M., Oberthür, T., & Melcher, F. (2014). Cryptic variation of chromite chemistry, platinum group element and platinum group mineral distribution in the UG-2 chromitite: an example from the Karee Mine, western Bushveld Complex, South Africa. Economic Geology, 109(3), 795-810.
Irarsite
Formula: (Ir,Ru,Rh,Pt)AsS
Reference: Junge, M., Oberthür, T., & Melcher, F. (2014). Cryptic variation of chromite chemistry, platinum group element and platinum group mineral distribution in the UG-2 chromitite: an example from the Karee Mine, western Bushveld Complex, South Africa. Economic Geology, 109(3), 795-810.
Laurite
Formula: RuS2
Reference: Junge, M., Oberthür, T., & Melcher, F. (2014). Cryptic variation of chromite chemistry, platinum group element and platinum group mineral distribution in the UG-2 chromitite: an example from the Karee Mine, western Bushveld Complex, South Africa. Economic Geology, 109(3), 795-810.
Malanite
Formula: Cu(Pt3+,Ir3+)2S4
Reference: Junge, M., Oberthür, T., & Melcher, F. (2014). Cryptic variation of chromite chemistry, platinum group element and platinum group mineral distribution in the UG-2 chromitite: an example from the Karee Mine, western Bushveld Complex, South Africa. Economic Geology, 109(3), 795-810.
Pentlandite
Formula: (FexNiy)Σ9S8
Reference: Kottke-Levin, J., Gauert, C., Merkle, R., & Sommer, H. (2008, December). Pilot study of melt inclusions in chromites of the Merensky Reef reflecting melt compositions at Karee Mine, western Bushveld Complex, South Africa. In AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts (Vol. 1, p. 2085).; Junge, M., Oberthür, T., & Melcher, F. (2014). Cryptic variation of chromite chemistry, platinum group element and platinum group mineral distribution in the UG-2 chromitite: an example from the Karee Mine, western Bushveld Complex, South Africa. Economic Geology, 109(3), 795-810.
Platarsite
Formula: PtAsS
Reference: Junge, M., Oberthür, T., & Melcher, F. (2014). Cryptic variation of chromite chemistry, platinum group element and platinum group mineral distribution in the UG-2 chromitite: an example from the Karee Mine, western Bushveld Complex, South Africa. Economic Geology, 109(3), 795-810.
Polydymite
Formula: Ni2+Ni3+2S4
Reference: Junge, M., Oberthür, T., & Melcher, F. (2014). Cryptic variation of chromite chemistry, platinum group element and platinum group mineral distribution in the UG-2 chromitite: an example from the Karee Mine, western Bushveld Complex, South Africa. Economic Geology, 109(3), 795-810.
Potarite
Formula: PdHg
Reference: Junge, M., Oberthür, T., & Melcher, F. (2014). Cryptic variation of chromite chemistry, platinum group element and platinum group mineral distribution in the UG-2 chromitite: an example from the Karee Mine, western Bushveld Complex, South Africa. Economic Geology, 109(3), 795-810.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Junge, M., Oberthür, T., & Melcher, F. (2014). Cryptic variation of chromite chemistry, platinum group element and platinum group mineral distribution in the UG-2 chromitite: an example from the Karee Mine, western Bushveld Complex, South Africa. Economic Geology, 109(3), 795-810.
'Pyroxenite'
Reference: Junge, M., Oberthür, T., & Melcher, F. (2014). Cryptic variation of chromite chemistry, platinum group element and platinum group mineral distribution in the UG-2 chromitite: an example from the Karee Mine, western Bushveld Complex, South Africa. Economic Geology, 109(3), 795-810.
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Reference: Kottke-Levin, J., Gauert, C., Merkle, R., & Sommer, H. (2008, December). Pilot study of melt inclusions in chromites of the Merensky Reef reflecting melt compositions at Karee Mine, western Bushveld Complex, South Africa. In AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts (Vol. 1, p. 2085).; Junge, M., Oberthür, T., & Melcher, F. (2014). Cryptic variation of chromite chemistry, platinum group element and platinum group mineral distribution in the UG-2 chromitite: an example from the Karee Mine, western Bushveld Complex, South Africa. Economic Geology, 109(3), 795-810.
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
Reference: Junge, M., Oberthür, T., & Melcher, F. (2014). Cryptic variation of chromite chemistry, platinum group element and platinum group mineral distribution in the UG-2 chromitite: an example from the Karee Mine, western Bushveld Complex, South Africa. Economic Geology, 109(3), 795-810.
Sperrylite
Formula: PtAs2
Reference: Junge, M., Oberthür, T., & Melcher, F. (2014). Cryptic variation of chromite chemistry, platinum group element and platinum group mineral distribution in the UG-2 chromitite: an example from the Karee Mine, western Bushveld Complex, South Africa. Economic Geology, 109(3), 795-810.
Taenite
Formula: (Fe,Ni)
Reference: Kottke-Levin, J., Gauert, C., Merkle, R., & Sommer, H. (2008, December). Pilot study of melt inclusions in chromites of the Merensky Reef reflecting melt compositions at Karee Mine, western Bushveld Complex, South Africa. In AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts (Vol. 1, p. 2085).
Trevorite
Formula: Ni2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: Kottke-Levin, J., Gauert, C., Merkle, R., & Sommer, H. (2008, December). Pilot study of melt inclusions in chromites of the Merensky Reef reflecting melt compositions at Karee Mine, western Bushveld Complex, South Africa. In AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts (Vol. 1, p. 2085).
Violarite
Formula: Fe2+Ni3+2S4
Reference: Junge, M., Oberthür, T., & Melcher, F. (2014). Cryptic variation of chromite chemistry, platinum group element and platinum group mineral distribution in the UG-2 chromitite: an example from the Karee Mine, western Bushveld Complex, South Africa. Economic Geology, 109(3), 795-810.
Zvyagintsevite
Formula: Pd3Pb
Reference: Junge, M., Oberthür, T., & Melcher, F. (2014). Cryptic variation of chromite chemistry, platinum group element and platinum group mineral distribution in the UG-2 chromitite: an example from the Karee Mine, western Bushveld Complex, South Africa. Economic Geology, 109(3), 795-810.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Potarite1.AD.25PdHg
Taenite1.AE.10(Fe,Ni)
Zvyagintsevite1.AG.10Pd3Pb
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Bornite'2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
'Braggite'2.CC.35a(Pt,Pd,Ni)S
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Cooperite2.CC.35bPtS
Daubréelite2.DA.05Fe2+Cr3+2S4
Greigite2.DA.05Fe2+Fe3+2S4
Irarsite2.EB.25(Ir,Ru,Rh,Pt)AsS
Laurite2.EB.05aRuS2
Malanite2.DA.05Cu(Pt3+,Ir3+)2S4
Pentlandite2.BB.15(FexNiy)Σ9S8
Platarsite2.EB.25PtAsS
Polydymite2.DA.05Ni2+Ni3+2S4
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Sperrylite2.EB.05aPtAs2
Violarite2.DA.05Fe2+Ni3+2S4
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Chromite4.BB.05Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Ilmenite4.CB.05Fe2+TiO3
Rutile4.DB.05TiO2
Trevorite4.BB.05Ni2+Fe3+2O4
Group 9 - Silicates
'Anorthite'9.FA.35Ca(Al2Si2O8)
var: Bytownite9.FA.35(Ca,Na)[Al(Al,Si)Si2O8]
'Anthophyllite'9.DE.05☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
Chromitite-
Fayalite-Forsterite Series-
Pyroxenite-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Taenite1.1.11.2(Fe,Ni)
Platinum Group Metals and Alloys
Potarite1.2.4.4PdHg
Zvyagintsevite1.2.5.4Pd3Pb
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 9:8
Pentlandite2.7.1.1(FexNiy)Σ9S8
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Braggite2.8.5.3(Pt,Pd,Ni)S
Cooperite2.8.5.1PtS
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:4
Daubréelite2.10.1.11Fe2+Cr3+2S4
Greigite2.10.1.10Fe2+Fe3+2S4
Malanite2.10.1.17Cu(Pt3+,Ir3+)2S4
Polydymite2.10.1.7Ni2+Ni3+2S4
Violarite2.10.1.8Fe2+Ni3+2S4
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Irarsite2.12.3.7(Ir,Ru,Rh,Pt)AsS
Laurite2.12.1.10RuS2
Platarsite2.12.3.6PtAsS
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Sperrylite2.12.1.13PtAs2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Ilmenite4.3.5.1Fe2+TiO3
AX2
Rutile4.4.1.1TiO2
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Chromite7.2.3.3Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Trevorite7.2.2.5Ni2+Fe3+2O4
Group 66 - INOSILICATES Double-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=2)
Amphiboles - Mg-Fe-Mn-Li subgroup
Anthophyllite66.1.2.1☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
Anorthite-Ca(Al2Si2O8)
var: Bytownite-(Ca,Na)[Al(Al,Si)Si2O8]
'Chromitite'-
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-
'Pyroxenite'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Anthophyllite☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
OOxygen
O AnorthiteCa(Al2Si2O8)
O Anthophyllite☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
O Anorthite (var: Bytownite)(Ca,Na)[Al(Al,Si)Si2O8]
O ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
O IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
O RutileTiO2
O TrevoriteNi2+Fe23+O4
NaSodium
Na Anorthite (var: Bytownite)(Ca,Na)[Al(Al,Si)Si2O8]
MgMagnesium
Mg Anthophyllite☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
AlAluminium
Al AnorthiteCa(Al2Si2O8)
Al Anorthite (var: Bytownite)(Ca,Na)[Al(Al,Si)Si2O8]
SiSilicon
Si AnorthiteCa(Al2Si2O8)
Si Anthophyllite☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Si Anorthite (var: Bytownite)(Ca,Na)[Al(Al,Si)Si2O8]
SSulfur
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S Braggite(Pt,Pd,Ni)S
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S CooperitePtS
S DaubréeliteFe2+Cr23+S4
S GreigiteFe2+Fe23+S4
S Irarsite(Ir,Ru,Rh,Pt)AsS
S LauriteRuS2
S MalaniteCu(Pt3+,Ir3+)2S4
S Pentlandite(FexNiy)Σ9S8
S PlatarsitePtAsS
S PolydymiteNi2+Ni23+S4
S PyriteFeS2
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S ViolariteFe2+Ni23+S4
CaCalcium
Ca AnorthiteCa(Al2Si2O8)
Ca Anorthite (var: Bytownite)(Ca,Na)[Al(Al,Si)Si2O8]
TiTitanium
Ti IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Ti RutileTiO2
CrChromium
Cr ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
Cr DaubréeliteFe2+Cr23+S4
FeIron
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
Fe DaubréeliteFe2+Cr23+S4
Fe GreigiteFe2+Fe23+S4
Fe IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Fe Pentlandite(FexNiy)Σ9S8
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe Taenite(Fe,Ni)
Fe TrevoriteNi2+Fe23+O4
Fe ViolariteFe2+Ni23+S4
NiNickel
Ni Pentlandite(FexNiy)Σ9S8
Ni PolydymiteNi2+Ni23+S4
Ni Taenite(Fe,Ni)
Ni TrevoriteNi2+Fe23+O4
Ni ViolariteFe2+Ni23+S4
CuCopper
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu MalaniteCu(Pt3+,Ir3+)2S4
AsArsenic
As Irarsite(Ir,Ru,Rh,Pt)AsS
As PlatarsitePtAsS
As SperrylitePtAs2
RuRuthenium
Ru Irarsite(Ir,Ru,Rh,Pt)AsS
Ru LauriteRuS2
RhRhodium
Rh Irarsite(Ir,Ru,Rh,Pt)AsS
PdPalladium
Pd PotaritePdHg
Pd ZvyagintsevitePd3Pb
IrIridium
Ir Irarsite(Ir,Ru,Rh,Pt)AsS
PtPlatinum
Pt Braggite(Pt,Pd,Ni)S
Pt CooperitePtS
Pt Irarsite(Ir,Ru,Rh,Pt)AsS
Pt MalaniteCu(Pt3+,Ir3+)2S4
Pt PlatarsitePtAsS
Pt SperrylitePtAs2
HgMercury
Hg PotaritePdHg
PbLead
Pb ZvyagintsevitePd3Pb

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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Rhyacian - Siderian
2050 - 2500 Ma



ID: 2229438
Pyramid Gabbro-Norite of Rustenburg Layered Suite of Bushveld Complex

Age: Proterozoic (2050 - 2500 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Pyramid Gabbro

Description: Gabbro and norite with interlayered anorthosite

Reference: Council for Geoscience. Geologic map of South Africa, 1:1M. National Science Councils of South Africa. [41]

Rhyacian
2050 - 2300 Ma



ID: 3306670

Age: Rhyacian (2050 - 2300 Ma)

Lithology: Plutonic

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

Siderian
2300 - 2500 Ma



ID: 3184975
Paleoproterozoic intrusive rocks

Age: Siderian (2300 - 2500 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Bushveld Igneous Complex

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]

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

References

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Kottke-Levin, J., Gauert, C., Merkle, R., & Sommer, H. (2008, December). Pilot study of melt inclusions in chromites of the Merensky Reef reflecting melt compositions at Karee Mine, western Bushveld Complex, South Africa. In AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts (Vol. 1, p. 2085).
Junge, M., Oberthür, T., & Melcher, F. (2014). Cryptic variation of chromite chemistry, platinum group element and platinum group mineral distribution in the UG-2 chromitite: an example from the Karee Mine, western Bushveld Complex, South Africa. Economic Geology, 109(3), 795-810.


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