|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||2° 28' 22'' South , 33° 57' 5'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||-2.47293,33.95158|
|Owned/operated by:||Blackdown Resources (UK) Ltd|
|Locality type:||Project (In Development) - last checked 2018|
|Köppen climate type:||Aw : Tropical savanna, wet|
A nickel laterite resource estimated at 106.7Mt at 0.91% Ni.
Dutwa lies in the Kilimafedha (Swahili for "money hills") greenstone belt of the Lake Victoria Goldfields. The greenstones, of Archaean Nyanzian age, are mostly metamorphosed volcanic and sedimentary rocks, with some banded iron formation in the east. Several large ultramafic bodies, possibly of early Proterozoic age, are intruded within the greenstones, and in a number of instances surficial nickel laterites have form on top of these.
Regions containing this locality
|Somali Plate (Somalia Plate)||Tectonic Plate|
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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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|Neoarchean - Mesoarchean|
2500 - 3200 Ma
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.