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Merensky Reef, Limpopo, South Africai
Regional Level Types
Merensky ReefReef
LimpopoProvince
South AfricaCountry

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Latitude & Longitude:
24° South , 29° East (est.)
Estimate based on other nearby localities or region boundaries.
Margin of Error:
~197km
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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities

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

Detailed Mineral List:

Atokite (TL)
Formula: (Pd,Pt)3Sn
Type Locality:
Reference: Can Min 13 (1975), 146
Braggite
Formula: (Pt,Pd,Ni)S
Reference: Minerals of South Africa; Schwellnus, J. S. I., Hiemstra, S. A., & Gasparrini, E. (1976). The Merensky reef at the Atok platinum mine and its environs. Economic Geology, 71(1), 249-260.
'Bravoite'
Formula: (Fe,Ni)S2
Reference: Minerals of South Africa
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Schwellnus, J. S. I., Hiemstra, S. A., & Gasparrini, E. (1976). The Merensky Reef at the Atok platinum mine and its environs. Economic Geology, 71(1), 249-260.
Cooperite
Formula: PtS
Reference: Minerals of South Africa; Schwellnus, J. S. I., Hiemstra, S. A., & Gasparrini, E. (1976). The Merensky reef at the Atok platinum mine and its environs. Economic Geology, 71(1), 249-260.
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Minerals of South Africa
Laurite
Formula: RuS2
Reference: Minerals of South Africa; Schwellnus, J. S. I., Hiemstra, S. A., & Gasparrini, E. (1976). The Merensky reef at the Atok platinum mine and its environs. Economic Geology, 71(1), 249-260.
Mackinawite
Formula: (Fe,Ni)9S8
Reference: Minerals of South Africa
Moncheite
Formula: (Pt,Pd)(Te,Bi)2
Reference: Minerals of South Africa; Schwellnus, J. S. I., Hiemstra, S. A., & Gasparrini, E. (1976). The Merensky reef at the Atok platinum mine and its environs. Economic Geology, 71(1), 249-260.
Paolovite
Formula: Pd2Sn
Reference: Minerals of South Africa; Schwellnus, J. S. I., Hiemstra, S. A., & Gasparrini, E. (1976). The Merensky reef at the Atok platinum mine and its environs. Economic Geology, 71(1), 249-260.
Pentlandite
Formula: (FexNiy)Σ9S8
Reference: Schwellnus, J. S. I., Hiemstra, S. A., & Gasparrini, E. (1976). The Merensky Reef at the Atok platinum mine and its environs. Economic Geology, 71(1), 249-260.
Phlogopite
Formula: KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Econ Geol (1994) 89:791-802
Platinum
Formula: Pt
Reference: Minerals of South Africa
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Schwellnus, J. S. I., Hiemstra, S. A., & Gasparrini, E. (1976). The Merensky Reef at the Atok platinum mine and its environs. Economic Geology, 71(1), 249-260.
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Reference: Schwellnus, J. S. I., Hiemstra, S. A., & Gasparrini, E. (1976). The Merensky Reef at the Atok platinum mine and its environs. Economic Geology, 71(1), 249-260.
Sperrylite
Formula: PtAs2
Reference: Minerals of South Africa; Schwellnus, J. S. I., Hiemstra, S. A., & Gasparrini, E. (1976). The Merensky reef at the Atok platinum mine and its environs. Economic Geology, 71(1), 249-260.
'UM1975-07-As:PdSn'
Formula: (Pd,Pt)2.2(As,Sn)
Reference: Gasparrini, E. (1975): Mertieite and an unnamed compound of palladium with arsenic and tin in a mineral intergrowth from the Atok Mine. National Institute for Metallurgy Report No. 1726; in: Fleischer, M., Burns, R.G., Cabri, L.J., Chao, G.Y., Hogarth, D.D., Pabst, A. (1979): New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 64: 1333
Violarite
Formula: Fe2+Ni3+2S4
Reference: Minerals of South Africa; Schwellnus, J. S. I., Hiemstra, S. A., & Gasparrini, E. (1976). The Merensky Reef at the Atok platinum mine and its environs. Economic Geology, 71(1), 249-260.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Atokite (TL)1.AG.10(Pd,Pt)3Sn
Paolovite1.AG.20Pd2Sn
Platinum1.AF.10Pt
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Braggite2.CC.35a(Pt,Pd,Ni)S
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Cooperite2.CC.35bPtS
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Laurite2.EB.05aRuS2
Mackinawite2.CC.25(Fe,Ni)9S8
Moncheite2.EA.20(Pt,Pd)(Te,Bi)2
Pentlandite2.BB.15(FexNiy)Σ9S8
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Sperrylite2.EB.05aPtAs2
Violarite2.DA.05Fe2+Ni3+2S4
Group 9 - Silicates
Phlogopite9.EC.20KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Bravoite'-(Fe,Ni)S2
'UM1975-07-As:PdSn'-(Pd,Pt)2.2(As,Sn)

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Platinum Group Metals and Alloys
Atokite (TL)1.2.5.3(Pd,Pt)3Sn
Paolovite1.2.6.1Pd2Sn
Platinum1.2.1.1Pt
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 9:8
Mackinawite2.7.2.1(Fe,Ni)9S8
Pentlandite2.7.1.1(FexNiy)Σ9S8
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Braggite2.8.5.3(Pt,Pd,Ni)S
Cooperite2.8.5.1PtS
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:4
Violarite2.10.1.8Fe2+Ni3+2S4
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Laurite2.12.1.10RuS2
Moncheite2.12.14.3(Pt,Pd)(Te,Bi)2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Sperrylite2.12.1.13PtAs2
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Phlogopite71.2.2b.1KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Bravoite'-(Fe,Ni)S2
'UM1975-07-As:PdSn'-(Pd,Pt)2.2(As,Sn)

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
OOxygen
O PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
MgMagnesium
Mg PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
AlAluminium
Al PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S Pentlandite(FexNiy)Σ9S8
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S Braggite(Pt,Pd,Ni)S
S CooperitePtS
S LauriteRuS2
S Mackinawite(Fe,Ni)9S8
S Bravoite(Fe,Ni)S2
S GalenaPbS
S ViolariteFe2+Ni23+S4
KPotassium
K PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe Pentlandite(FexNiy)Σ9S8
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe Mackinawite(Fe,Ni)9S8
Fe Bravoite(Fe,Ni)S2
Fe ViolariteFe2+Ni23+S4
NiNickel
Ni Pentlandite(FexNiy)Σ9S8
Ni Mackinawite(Fe,Ni)9S8
Ni Bravoite(Fe,Ni)S2
Ni ViolariteFe2+Ni23+S4
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
AsArsenic
As SperrylitePtAs2
As UM1975-07-As:PdSn(Pd,Pt)2.2(As,Sn)
RuRuthenium
Ru LauriteRuS2
PdPalladium
Pd Atokite(Pd,Pt)3Sn
Pd PaolovitePd2Sn
Pd Moncheite(Pt,Pd)(Te,Bi)2
Pd UM1975-07-As:PdSn(Pd,Pt)2.2(As,Sn)
SnTin
Sn Atokite(Pd,Pt)3Sn
Sn PaolovitePd2Sn
Sn UM1975-07-As:PdSn(Pd,Pt)2.2(As,Sn)
TeTellurium
Te Moncheite(Pt,Pd)(Te,Bi)2
PtPlatinum
Pt Braggite(Pt,Pd,Ni)S
Pt CooperitePtS
Pt SperrylitePtAs2
Pt Moncheite(Pt,Pd)(Te,Bi)2
Pt PlatinumPt
Pt UM1975-07-As:PdSn(Pd,Pt)2.2(As,Sn)
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS
BiBismuth
Bi Moncheite(Pt,Pd)(Te,Bi)2

References

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Mathez, E.A. and Kinzler, R.J. (2017): Metasomatic chromitite seams in the Bushveld and Rum layered intrusions. Elements 13, 397-402.

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