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Pilanesberg Mtn, Pilanesberg Alkaline Complex, Western Bushveld Complex, Bojanala Platinum District, North West Province, South Africa

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 25° 14' 25'' South , 27° 4' 33'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -25.2402777778, 27.0758333333

Trachytic volcanic and pyroclastic eruptives which overlie ring dykes of various miaskitic syenites and agpaitic nepheline syenites. Amongst the nepheline syenites are sheets of eudialyte-bearing "lujavrite" very similar to that from the Lovozero, Kola.
This is an almost circular igneous complex of 530 square kilometer in size and lies at the junction of the acid phase and basic phases of the Bushveld Complex north of Rustenburg.

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Humphrey, W.A., (1912). The geology of the Pilanesberg. Report of the Geological Survey of South Africa, 1911(3), 75 pp.

Retief, E.A., (1963). Petrological and mineralogical studies in the southern part of the Pilanesberg alkaline complex, Transvaal. Ph.D. thesis (unpublished). Oxford University, 260 pp.

Ferguson, J., (1973). The Pilanesberg Alkaline Province, Southern Africa. Transactions of the Geological Society of South Africa, 76, 249-270.

Lurie, J., (1973). The Pilanesberg: geology, rare element geochemistry and economic potential. Ph.D thesis (unpublished). Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa, 308 pp.

Lurie, J., (1986). Mineralization of the Pilanesberg Alkaline Complex. In: Anhaeusser, C.R. and Maske, S., (Eds.). Mineral Deposits of Southern Africa, Vols I & II, Geological Society of South Africa, Johannesburg, 2215-2228.

Cairncross, B. and Dixon, R., (1995) Minerals of South Africa. The Geological Society of South Africa.

Cairncross, B. (2004) Field Guide To Rocks & Minerals Of Southern Africa.

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