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New Amianthus Mine (Kaapsche Hoop asbestos mine), Kaapsche Hoop (Kaapsehoop), Barberton, Ehlanzeni District, Mpumalanga, South Africai
Regional Level Types
New Amianthus Mine (Kaapsche Hoop asbestos mine)Mine
Kaapsche Hoop (Kaapsehoop)- not defined -
Barberton- not defined -
Ehlanzeni DistrictDistrict
MpumalangaProvince
South AfricaCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
25° South , 30° East (est.)
Estimate based on other nearby localities or region boundaries.
Margin of Error:
~4km
Locality type:


An asbestos mine located on the East slopes of the Drakensberg Mts, 3 miles North of Kaapsche Hoop.

Regions containing this locality

Somali Plate (Somalia Plate)Tectonic Plate
Transvaal, South AfricaProvince (Former)

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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


9 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Chromite
Formula: Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Reference: Rocks & Min.: 21:275.
Chrysotile
Formula: Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Rocks & Min.: 21:275.
Cobaltpentlandite
Formula: (Co,Ni,Fe)9S8
Reference: Minerals of South Africa
Godlevskite
Formula: (Ni,Fe)9S8
Reference: Minerals of South Africa
Heazlewoodite
Formula: Ni3S2
Reference: Minerals of South Africa
'Parachrysotile'
Reference: Minerals of South Africa
Pecoraite
Formula: Ni3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Minerals of South Africa
Pentlandite
Formula: (FexNiy)Σ9S8
Reference: Minerals of South Africa
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Minerals of South Africa
Stichtite
Formula: Mg6Cr3+2(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O
Reference: Hall, A.L. (1922): On a new occurrence of stichtite from the Barberton district. Transactions of the Geological Society of South Africa 24, 182-187.
'Stichtite-2H'
Formula: Mg6(Cr,Al)2(CO3)(OH)16 · 4H2O
Reference: Rocks & Min.: 21:275.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Cobaltpentlandite2.BB.15(Co,Ni,Fe)9S8
Godlevskite2.BB.15(Ni,Fe)9S8
Heazlewoodite2.BB.05Ni3S2
Pentlandite2.BB.15(FexNiy)Σ9S8
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Chromite4.BB.05Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Stichtite5.DA.50Mg6Cr3+2(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O
'Stichtite-2H'5.DA.45Mg6(Cr,Al)2(CO3)(OH)16 · 4H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Chrysotile9.ED.15Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Pecoraite9.ED.15Ni3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Parachrysotile'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Heazlewoodite2.5.3.1Ni3S2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 9:8
Cobaltpentlandite2.7.1.3(Co,Ni,Fe)9S8
Godlevskite2.7.4.1(Ni,Fe)9S8
Pentlandite2.7.1.1(FexNiy)Σ9S8
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Chromite7.2.3.3Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Group 16b - HYDRATED CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Stichtite16b.6.2.2Mg6Cr3+2(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O
'Stichtite-2H'16b.6.1.2Mg6(Cr,Al)2(CO3)(OH)16 · 4H2O
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 1:1 layers
Chrysotile71.1.5.1Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Pecoraite71.1.2d.4Ni3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Parachrysotile'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Stichtite-2HMg6(Cr,Al)2(CO3)(OH)16 · 4H2O
H ChrysotileMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
H StichtiteMg6Cr23+(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O
H PecoraiteNi3(Si2O5)(OH)4
CCarbon
C Stichtite-2HMg6(Cr,Al)2(CO3)(OH)16 · 4H2O
C StichtiteMg6Cr23+(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O
OOxygen
O Stichtite-2HMg6(Cr,Al)2(CO3)(OH)16 · 4H2O
O ChrysotileMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
O ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
O StichtiteMg6Cr23+(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O
O PecoraiteNi3(Si2O5)(OH)4
MgMagnesium
Mg Stichtite-2HMg6(Cr,Al)2(CO3)(OH)16 · 4H2O
Mg ChrysotileMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Mg StichtiteMg6Cr23+(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O
AlAluminium
Al Stichtite-2HMg6(Cr,Al)2(CO3)(OH)16 · 4H2O
SiSilicon
Si ChrysotileMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si PecoraiteNi3(Si2O5)(OH)4
SSulfur
S HeazlewooditeNi3S2
S Pentlandite(FexNiy)Σ9S8
S Cobaltpentlandite(Co,Ni,Fe)9S8
S Godlevskite(Ni,Fe)9S8
S SphaleriteZnS
CrChromium
Cr Stichtite-2HMg6(Cr,Al)2(CO3)(OH)16 · 4H2O
Cr ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
Cr StichtiteMg6Cr23+(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O
FeIron
Fe ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
Fe Pentlandite(FexNiy)Σ9S8
Fe Godlevskite(Ni,Fe)9S8
CoCobalt
Co Cobaltpentlandite(Co,Ni,Fe)9S8
NiNickel
Ni HeazlewooditeNi3S2
Ni Pentlandite(FexNiy)Σ9S8
Ni Godlevskite(Ni,Fe)9S8
Ni PecoraiteNi3(Si2O5)(OH)4
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS

References

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Anhaeusser, C.R. (1973) The nature of chrysotile asbestos occurrences in Southern Africa: a review. Economic Geology, 71, 96-116.
Anhaeusser, C.R. (1986). The geological setting of chrysotile asbestos occurrences in southern Africa. In: Anhaeusser, C.R. and Maske, S., (Eds.). Mineral Deposits of Southern Africa, Vols I & II, Geological Society of South Africa, Johannesburg, 359-376.
Laubscher, D.H. (1986) The New Amianthus chrysotile asbestos deposit, Kaapsehoop, Barberton greenstone belt. In: Anhaeusser, C.R. and Maske, S., (Eds.). Mineral Deposits of Southern Africa, Vols I & II, Geological Society of South Africa, 421-426.
Rocks & Minerals (xxxx) 21, 275.


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