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Kroondal Mine, Rustenburg (Rustenburg District), Bojanala Platinum District, North West, South Africai
Regional Level Types
Kroondal MineMine
Rustenburg (Rustenburg District)- not defined -
Bojanala Platinum DistrictDistrict
North WestProvince
South AfricaCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 25° 42' 42'' South , 27° 21' 20'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -25.71167,27.35556
GeoHash:G#: ke7mwrrdw
Area:22 km2
Owned/operated by:Anglo American plc (50%), Sibanye Stillwater (50%)
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Cwa : Monsoon-influenced humid subtropical climate


Kroondal farm 304 JQ. Platinum mine located 10 km east of Rustenburg, mines the UG2 Reef opencast & underground. Comprises of three decline shafts (1, 4 and 5 shafts) accessing the underground operations, an open-pit operation and a concentrator plant.

Regions containing this locality

African PlateTectonic Plate
Transvaal, South AfricaProvince (Former)
Bushveld Complex, South AfricaComplex

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Commodity List

This is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.


Mineral List


3 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Copper
Formula: Cu
Reference: http://www.dmr.gov.za/publications/summary/121-directories/763-d1-operating-mines-information-2014.html
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: http://www.dmr.gov.za/publications/summary/121-directories/763-d1-operating-mines-information-2014.html
Platinum
Formula: Pt
Reference: http://www2.nbm.co.za/icc/aquariusplatinum/kroondal.htm

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Copper1.AA.05Cu
Gold1.AA.05Au
Platinum1.AF.10Pt

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Copper1.1.1.3Cu
Gold1.1.1.1Au
Platinum Group Metals and Alloys
Platinum1.2.1.1Pt

List of minerals for each chemical element

CuCopper
Cu CopperCu
PtPlatinum
Pt PlatinumPt
AuGold
Au GoldAu

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: 2232089
Schilpadnest Subsuite of Rustenburg Layered Suite of Bushveld Complex

Age: Proterozoic (2050 - 2500 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Schilpadnest Subsuite

Description: Pyroxenite, leuconorite, anorthosite, chromitite

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

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