|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||20° 30' 45'' South , 26° 35' 56'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||-20.51259,26.59895|
|Owned/operated by:||Cradle Arc (60%)|
|Köppen climate type:||BSh : Hot semi-arid (steppe) climate|
Resource: 72,093,000 tonnes containing 686,000 tonnes Cu in the Measured and Indicated categories at an average grade of 0.94 per cent. Cu and a further 99,778,000 tonnes containing 758,000 tonnes Cu grading at 0.76 per cent. Cu in the Inferred category.
Commissioned in 2008 by African Copper PLC. Closed in 2015 due to depressed copper prices.
Re-opened by Cradle Arc PLC in 2017.
Regions containing this locality
|African Plate||Tectonic Plate|
Commodity ListThis is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.
No minerals currently recorded for this locality.
List of minerals for each chemical element
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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2500 - 4000 Ma
|Archean crystalline metamorphic rocks|
Age: Archean (2500 - 4000 Ma)
Lithology: Crystalline metamorphic 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. 
3200 - 3600 Ma