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Zaaiplaats Mine, Zaaiplaats tin field, Mokopane (Potgietersrus), Mogalakwena, Waterberg District, Limpopo, South Africai
Regional Level Types
Zaaiplaats MineMine
Zaaiplaats tin field- not defined -
Mokopane (Potgietersrus)- not defined -
Mogalakwena- not defined -
Waterberg DistrictDistrict
LimpopoProvince
South AfricaCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 24° 3' South , 28° 45' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -24.05000,28.75000
GeoHash:G#: kesrnjz4e
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:BSh : Hot semi-arid (steppe) climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Mokopane101,090 (2012)30.8km


A tin mine. Zaaiplaats 286 IP

Zaaiplaats

Zaaiplaats produces 18 t of tin metal per month from cassiterite, which occurs in irregular pipes (with diameters ranging from about 10 cm to 10 m), in lenses, and as disseminations in the granite rock. Until 1927 ore was obtained from surface workings of the pipes, but since then about 90 per cent of all the ore comes from underground operations. Mining takes place in cool, comfortable conditions about 150 m below the surface. (Note added in 2016: the mine is now closed)

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


16 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Econ Geology (1993)88:27-43; Econ Geol (1986) 81:1795-1800
Allanite-(Ce)
Formula: {CaCe}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: Minerals of South Africa
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Reference: Minerals of South Africa
'Bastnäsite'
Reference: Minerals of South Africa
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Minerals of South Africa; Econ Geology (1993)88:27-43
Cassiterite
Formula: SnO2
Reference: Minerals of South Africa; Econ Geology (1993)88:27-43; Econ Geol (1986) 81:1795-1800
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Minerals of South Africa
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Minerals of South Africa; Econ Geology (1993)88:27-43; Econ Geol (1986) 81:1795-1800
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: Minerals of South Africa; Econ Geology (1993)88:27-43; Econ Geol (1986) 81:1795-1800
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Econ Geology (1993)88:27-43
Galenobismutite
Formula: PbBi2S4
Reference: Minerals of South Africa
'Hellandite'
Reference: Minerals of South Africa
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Econ Geology (1993)88:27-43; Econ Geol (1986) 81:1795-1800
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Werner, A.B.T., Sinclair, W.D., and Amey, E.B. (1998): US Geological Survey Circular 930-O.; Econ Geology (1993)88:27-43
Muscovite var: Sericite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Werner, A.B.T., Sinclair, W.D., and Amey, E.B. (1998): US Geological Survey Circular 930-O.; Econ Geology (1993)88:27-43
'Parisite'
Reference: Minerals of South Africa
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Minerals of South Africa
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Minerals of South Africa; Econ Geology (1993)88:27-43; Econ Geol (1986) 81:1795-1800
Scheelite
Formula: Ca(WO4)
Reference: Werner, A.B.T., Sinclair, W.D., and Amey, E.B. (1998): US Geological Survey Circular 930-O.; Econ Geology (1993)88:27-43; Econ Geol (1986) 81:1795-1800
Synchysite-(Ce)
Formula: CaCe(CO3)2F
Reference: Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 258, 288.
'Synchysite Group'
Reference: Econ Geology (1993)88:27-43
'Tourmaline'
Formula: A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Reference: Werner, A.B.T., Sinclair, W.D., and Amey, E.B. (1998): US Geological Survey Circular 930-O.
Wittichenite
Formula: Cu3BiS3
Reference: Minerals of South Africa
'Zinnwaldite'
Reference: Minerals of South Africa

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Arsenopyrite2.EB.20FeAsS
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Galenobismutite2.JC.25ePbBi2S4
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Wittichenite2.GA.20Cu3BiS3
Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Cassiterite4.DB.05SnO2
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Synchysite-(Ce)5.BD.20cCaCe(CO3)2F
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Scheelite7.GA.05Ca(WO4)
Group 9 - Silicates
Albite9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
Allanite-(Ce)9.BG.05b{CaCe}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Sericite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Bastnäsite'-
'Chlorite Group'-
'Hellandite'-
'Parisite'-
'Synchysite Group'-
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
'Zinnwaldite'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
ø = 3
Wittichenite3.4.8.1Cu3BiS3
ø = 2
Galenobismutite3.7.9.1PbBi2S4
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
AX2
Cassiterite4.4.1.5SnO2
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Synchysite-(Ce)16a.1.3.1CaCe(CO3)2F
Group 48 - ANHYDROUS MOLYBDATES AND TUNGSTATES
AXO4
Scheelite48.1.2.1Ca(WO4)
Group 58 - SOROSILICATES Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups
Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups with cations in [6] and higher coordination; single and double groups (n = 1, 2)
Allanite-(Ce)58.2.1a.1{CaCe}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
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
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Albite76.1.3.1Na(AlSi3O8)
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Bastnäsite'-
'Chlorite Group'-
'Hellandite'-
Muscovite
var: Sericite
-KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
'Parisite'-
'Synchysite Group'-
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
'Zinnwaldite'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Allanite-(Ce){CaCe}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
BBoron
B TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
CCarbon
C Synchysite-(Ce)CaCe(CO3)2F
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O Synchysite-(Ce)CaCe(CO3)2F
O CalciteCaCO3
O QuartzSiO2
O CassiteriteSnO2
O Allanite-(Ce){CaCe}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O ScheeliteCa(WO4)
O TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
O Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O HematiteFe2O3
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
FFluorine
F Synchysite-(Ce)CaCe(CO3)2F
F FluoriteCaF2
NaSodium
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
AlAluminium
Al Allanite-(Ce){CaCe}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Al Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Allanite-(Ce){CaCe}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SSulfur
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S PyriteFeS2
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S GalenobismutitePbBi2S4
S WitticheniteCu3BiS3
S GalenaPbS
KPotassium
K Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca Synchysite-(Ce)CaCe(CO3)2F
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca Allanite-(Ce){CaCe}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Ca ScheeliteCa(WO4)
FeIron
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe Allanite-(Ce){CaCe}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe HematiteFe2O3
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu WitticheniteCu3BiS3
AsArsenic
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
SnTin
Sn CassiteriteSnO2
CeCerium
Ce Synchysite-(Ce)CaCe(CO3)2F
Ce Allanite-(Ce){CaCe}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
WTungsten
W ScheeliteCa(WO4)
PbLead
Pb GalenobismutitePbBi2S4
Pb GalenaPbS
BiBismuth
Bi GalenobismutitePbBi2S4
Bi WitticheniteCu3BiS3

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: 3184921
Paleoproterozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Proterozoic (1600 - 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]

Rhyacian - Siderian
2050 - 2500 Ma



ID: 2230779
Rashoop Granophyre Suite of Bushveld Complex

Age: Proterozoic (2050 - 2500 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Rashoop Granophyre Suite

Description: Homogenous granophyre (predominant), granophyric granite, granophyre porphyry, pseudogranophyre

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

Rhyacian
2050 - 2300 Ma



ID: 3310570

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]

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

References

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Nel, H.J., Strauss, C.A. & Wickman, F.E. (1949): Lombaardite from the Zaaiplaats Tin mine, Central Transvaal. Union of South Africa, Dept. of Mines, Geol.Surv. Mem. No 43, 45-57.
Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 258, 288.
Neumann, H. & Nilssen, B. (1962): Lombaardite, a rare earth silicate, identical with, or very closely related to Allanite. Norsk Geologisk Tidsskrift 42, 277-286.
Mining Annual Review (1985): 414.
Falcon, L.M. (1985). Tin In South Africa. Journal South African Mining & Metallurgy, Volume 85 no.10 333-345.
Econ Geology (1993)88:27-43
Werner, A.B.T., Sinclair, W.D., and Amey, E.B. (1998): International Strategic Mineral Issues Summary Report - Tungsten. US Geological Survey Circular 930-O.
Armbuster et al. (2006): Recommended nomenclature of epidote-group minerals. Eur. J. Mineral. 18, 551-567.

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