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Unnamed borehole, Sishen, Kathu, Postmasburg manganese field, Northern Cape, South Africai
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Unnamed borehole- not defined -
Sishen- not defined -
Kathu- not defined -
Postmasburg manganese field- not defined -
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
28° 0' 52'' South , 23° 3' 28'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Kathu9,219 (2012)35.4km
Postmasburg30,089 (2018)35.5km


The drill core intersected a karst-hosted manganese ore body that is intimately associated with a residual chert breccia known as the Wolhaarkop chert breccia.
Approximately 5km west of Lohatla

Regions containing this locality

African PlateTectonic Plate
Kalahari Desert, AfricaDesert

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

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23 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Aegirine
Formula: NaFe3+Si2O6
Reference: Costin, G., Fairey, B., & Tsikos, H. (2014) Tokyoite and As-rich tokyoite: new occurrence in the manganese ore of the Postmasburg Manganese Field, South Africa. 21st annual IMA conference
Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Costin, G., Fairey, B., & Tsikos, H. (2014) Tokyoite and As-rich tokyoite: new occurrence in the manganese ore of the Postmasburg Manganese Field, South Africa. 21st annual IMA conference
Arsenbrackebuschite
Formula: Pb2Fe3+(AsO4)2(OH)
Reference: Costin, G., Fairey, B., & Tsikos, H. (2014) Tokyoite and As-rich tokyoite: new occurrence in the manganese ore of the Postmasburg Manganese Field, South Africa. 21st annual IMA conference
Arsentsumebite
Formula: Pb2Cu(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)
Reference: Costin, G., Fairey, B., & Tsikos, H. (2014) Tokyoite and As-rich tokyoite: new occurrence in the manganese ore of the Postmasburg Manganese Field, South Africa. 21st annual IMA conference
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: Costin, G., Fairey, B., & Tsikos, H. (2014) Tokyoite and As-rich tokyoite: new occurrence in the manganese ore of the Postmasburg Manganese Field, South Africa. 21st annual IMA conference
Barytocalcite
Formula: BaCa(CO3)2
Reference: Costin, G., Fairey, B., & Tsikos, H. (2014) Tokyoite and As-rich tokyoite: new occurrence in the manganese ore of the Postmasburg Manganese Field, South Africa. 21st annual IMA conference
Brackebuschite
Formula: Pb2Mn3+(VO4)2(OH)
Reference: Costin, G., Fairey, B., & Tsikos, H. (2014) Tokyoite and As-rich tokyoite: new occurrence in the manganese ore of the Postmasburg Manganese Field, South Africa. 21st annual IMA conference
Braunite
Formula: Mn2+Mn3+6(SiO4)O8
Reference: Costin, G., Fairey, B., & Tsikos, H. (2014) Tokyoite and As-rich tokyoite: new occurrence in the manganese ore of the Postmasburg Manganese Field, South Africa. 21st annual IMA conference
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Costin, G., Fairey, B., & Tsikos, H. (2014) Tokyoite and As-rich tokyoite: new occurrence in the manganese ore of the Postmasburg Manganese Field, South Africa. 21st annual IMA conference
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: Costin, G., Fairey, B., & Tsikos, H. (2014) Tokyoite and As-rich tokyoite: new occurrence in the manganese ore of the Postmasburg Manganese Field, South Africa. 21st annual IMA conference
'Feldspar Group'
Reference: Costin, G., Fairey, B., & Tsikos, H. (2014) Tokyoite and As-rich tokyoite: new occurrence in the manganese ore of the Postmasburg Manganese Field, South Africa. 21st annual IMA conference
Gamagarite
Formula: Ba2Fe3+(VO4)2(OH)
Reference: Costin, G., Fairey, B., & Tsikos, H. (2014) Tokyoite and As-rich tokyoite: new occurrence in the manganese ore of the Postmasburg Manganese Field, South Africa. 21st annual IMA conference
Hausmannite
Formula: Mn2+Mn3+2O4
Reference: Costin, G., Fairey, B., & Tsikos, H. (2014) Tokyoite and As-rich tokyoite: new occurrence in the manganese ore of the Postmasburg Manganese Field, South Africa. 21st annual IMA conference
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Costin, G., Fairey, B., & Tsikos, H. (2014) Tokyoite and As-rich tokyoite: new occurrence in the manganese ore of the Postmasburg Manganese Field, South Africa. 21st annual IMA conference
'K Feldspar'
Reference: Costin, G., Fairey, B., & Tsikos, H. (2014) Tokyoite and As-rich tokyoite: new occurrence in the manganese ore of the Postmasburg Manganese Field, South Africa. 21st annual IMA conference
'K Feldspar var: Adularia'
Formula: KAlSi3O8
Reference: Costin, G., Fairey, B., & Tsikos, H. (2014) Tokyoite and As-rich tokyoite: new occurrence in the manganese ore of the Postmasburg Manganese Field, South Africa. 21st annual IMA conference
Natrolite
Formula: Na2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Reference: Costin, G., Fairey, B., & Tsikos, H. (2014) Tokyoite and As-rich tokyoite: new occurrence in the manganese ore of the Postmasburg Manganese Field, South Africa. 21st annual IMA conference
Noelbensonite
Formula: BaMn3+2(Si2O7)(OH)2 · H2O
Reference: Costin, G., Fairey, B., & Tsikos, H. (2014) Tokyoite and As-rich tokyoite: new occurrence in the manganese ore of the Postmasburg Manganese Field, South Africa. 21st annual IMA conference
Paragonite
Formula: NaAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Costin, G., Fairey, B., & Tsikos, H. (2014) Tokyoite and As-rich tokyoite: new occurrence in the manganese ore of the Postmasburg Manganese Field, South Africa. 21st annual IMA conference
Pectolite
Formula: NaCa2Si3O8(OH)
Reference: Costin, G., Fairey, B., & Tsikos, H. (2014) Tokyoite and As-rich tokyoite: new occurrence in the manganese ore of the Postmasburg Manganese Field, South Africa. 21st annual IMA conference
Piemontite
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Mn3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: Costin, G., Fairey, B., & Tsikos, H. (2014) Tokyoite and As-rich tokyoite: new occurrence in the manganese ore of the Postmasburg Manganese Field, South Africa. 21st annual IMA conference
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Costin, G., Fairey, B., & Tsikos, H. (2014) Tokyoite and As-rich tokyoite: new occurrence in the manganese ore of the Postmasburg Manganese Field, South Africa. 21st annual IMA conference
Serandite
Formula: NaMn2+2Si3O8(OH)
Reference: Costin, G., Fairey, B., & Tsikos, H. (2014) Tokyoite and As-rich tokyoite: new occurrence in the manganese ore of the Postmasburg Manganese Field, South Africa. 21st annual IMA conference
Strontianite
Formula: SrCO3
Reference: Costin, G., Fairey, B., & Tsikos, H. (2014) Tokyoite and As-rich tokyoite: new occurrence in the manganese ore of the Postmasburg Manganese Field, South Africa. 21st annual IMA conference
Tokyoite
Formula: Ba2Mn3+(VO4)2(OH)
Reference: Costin, G., Fairey, B., & Tsikos, H. (2014) Tokyoite and As-rich tokyoite: new occurrence in the manganese ore of the Postmasburg Manganese Field, South Africa. 21st annual IMA conference
'Unnamed (possible ordered As-analogue of Tokyoite)'
Formula: Ba2Mn[(As,V)O4]2(OH)
Reference: Costin, G., Fairey, B., & Tsikos, H. (2014) Tokyoite and As-rich tokyoite: new occurrence in the manganese ore of the Postmasburg Manganese Field, South Africa. 21st annual IMA conference
Witherite
Formula: BaCO3
Reference: Costin, G., Fairey, B., & Tsikos, H. (2014) Tokyoite and As-rich tokyoite: new occurrence in the manganese ore of the Postmasburg Manganese Field, South Africa. 21st annual IMA conference

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Hausmannite4.BB.10Mn2+Mn3+2O4
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Barytocalcite5.AB.45BaCa(CO3)2
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Strontianite5.AB.15SrCO3
Witherite5.AB.15BaCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Arsenbrackebuschite8.BG.05Pb2Fe3+(AsO4)2(OH)
Arsentsumebite8.BG.05Pb2Cu(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)
Brackebuschite8.BG.05Pb2Mn3+(VO4)2(OH)
Gamagarite8.BG.05Ba2Fe3+(VO4)2(OH)
Tokyoite8.BG.05Ba2Mn3+(VO4)2(OH)
Group 9 - Silicates
Aegirine9.DA.25NaFe3+Si2O6
Albite9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
Braunite9.AG.05Mn2+Mn3+6(SiO4)O8
Natrolite9.GA.05Na2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Noelbensonite9.BE.05BaMn3+2(Si2O7)(OH)2 · H2O
Paragonite9.EC.15NaAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Pectolite9.DG.05NaCa2Si3O8(OH)
Piemontite9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al2Mn3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Serandite9.DG.05NaMn2+2Si3O8(OH)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Feldspar Group'-
'K Feldspar'-
'var: Adularia'-KAlSi3O8
'Unnamed (possible ordered As-analogue of Tokyoite)'-Ba2Mn[(As,V)O4]2(OH)

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Hausmannite7.2.7.1Mn2+Mn3+2O4
(AB)2X3
Braunite7.5.1.3Mn2+Mn3+6(SiO4)O8
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Strontianite14.1.3.3SrCO3
Witherite14.1.3.2BaCO3
AB(XO3)2
Barytocalcite14.2.6.1BaCa(CO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
AB2(XO4)2·xH2O
Arsenbrackebuschite40.2.8.2Pb2Fe3+(AsO4)2(OH)
Brackebuschite40.2.8.1Pb2Mn3+(VO4)2(OH)
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)3(XO4)2Zq
Gamagarite41.10.4.3Ba2Fe3+(VO4)2(OH)
Group 43 - COMPOUND PHOSPHATES, ETC.
Anhydrous Compound Phosphates, etc·, Containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
Arsentsumebite43.4.2.2Pb2Cu(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)
Group 58 - SOROSILICATES Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups
Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups with cations in [6] and higher coordination; single and double groups (n = 1, 2)
Piemontite58.2.1a.11{Ca2}{Al2Mn3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Aegirine65.1.3c.2NaFe3+Si2O6
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=3
Pectolite65.2.1.4aNaCa2Si3O8(OH)
Serandite65.2.1.5NaMn2+2Si3O8(OH)
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Paragonite71.2.2a.2NaAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Albite76.1.3.1Na(AlSi3O8)
Group 77 - TECTOSILICATES Zeolites
Zeolite group - True zeolites
Natrolite77.1.5.1Na2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Feldspar Group'-
'K Feldspar'-
'var: Adularia'-KAlSi3O8
Noelbensonite-BaMn3+2(Si2O7)(OH)2 · H2O
Tokyoite-Ba2Mn3+(VO4)2(OH)
'Unnamed (possible ordered As-analogue of Tokyoite)'-Ba2Mn[(As,V)O4]2(OH)

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H ArsenbrackebuschitePb2Fe3+(AsO4)2(OH)
H ArsentsumebitePb2Cu(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)
H BrackebuschitePb2Mn3+(VO4)2(OH)
H GamagariteBa2Fe3+(VO4)2(OH)
H NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
H NoelbensoniteBaMn23+(Si2O7)(OH)2 · H2O
H ParagoniteNaAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H PectoliteNaCa2Si3O8(OH)
H Piemontite{Ca2}{Al2Mn3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H SeranditeNaMn22+Si3O8(OH)
H TokyoiteBa2Mn3+(VO4)2(OH)
H Unnamed (possible ordered As-analogue of Tokyoite)Ba2Mn[(As,V)O4]2(OH)
CCarbon
C BarytocalciteBaCa(CO3)2
C CalciteCaCO3
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
C StrontianiteSrCO3
C WitheriteBaCO3
OOxygen
O K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
O AegirineNaFe3+Si2O6
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O ArsenbrackebuschitePb2Fe3+(AsO4)2(OH)
O ArsentsumebitePb2Cu(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)
O BaryteBaSO4
O BarytocalciteBaCa(CO3)2
O BrackebuschitePb2Mn3+(VO4)2(OH)
O BrauniteMn2+Mn63+(SiO4)O8
O CalciteCaCO3
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O GamagariteBa2Fe3+(VO4)2(OH)
O HausmanniteMn2+Mn23+O4
O HematiteFe2O3
O NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
O NoelbensoniteBaMn23+(Si2O7)(OH)2 · H2O
O ParagoniteNaAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O PectoliteNaCa2Si3O8(OH)
O Piemontite{Ca2}{Al2Mn3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O QuartzSiO2
O SeranditeNaMn22+Si3O8(OH)
O StrontianiteSrCO3
O TokyoiteBa2Mn3+(VO4)2(OH)
O WitheriteBaCO3
O Unnamed (possible ordered As-analogue of Tokyoite)Ba2Mn[(As,V)O4]2(OH)
NaSodium
Na AegirineNaFe3+Si2O6
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Na NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Na ParagoniteNaAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Na PectoliteNaCa2Si3O8(OH)
Na SeranditeNaMn22+Si3O8(OH)
MgMagnesium
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
AlAluminium
Al K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Al NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Al ParagoniteNaAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al Piemontite{Ca2}{Al2Mn3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
SiSilicon
Si K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
Si AegirineNaFe3+Si2O6
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si BrauniteMn2+Mn63+(SiO4)O8
Si NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Si NoelbensoniteBaMn23+(Si2O7)(OH)2 · H2O
Si ParagoniteNaAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si PectoliteNaCa2Si3O8(OH)
Si Piemontite{Ca2}{Al2Mn3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si QuartzSiO2
Si SeranditeNaMn22+Si3O8(OH)
SSulfur
S ArsentsumebitePb2Cu(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)
S BaryteBaSO4
KPotassium
K K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
CaCalcium
Ca BarytocalciteBaCa(CO3)2
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Ca PectoliteNaCa2Si3O8(OH)
Ca Piemontite{Ca2}{Al2Mn3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
VVanadium
V BrackebuschitePb2Mn3+(VO4)2(OH)
V GamagariteBa2Fe3+(VO4)2(OH)
V TokyoiteBa2Mn3+(VO4)2(OH)
V Unnamed (possible ordered As-analogue of Tokyoite)Ba2Mn[(As,V)O4]2(OH)
MnManganese
Mn BrackebuschitePb2Mn3+(VO4)2(OH)
Mn BrauniteMn2+Mn63+(SiO4)O8
Mn HausmanniteMn2+Mn23+O4
Mn NoelbensoniteBaMn23+(Si2O7)(OH)2 · H2O
Mn Piemontite{Ca2}{Al2Mn3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Mn SeranditeNaMn22+Si3O8(OH)
Mn TokyoiteBa2Mn3+(VO4)2(OH)
Mn Unnamed (possible ordered As-analogue of Tokyoite)Ba2Mn[(As,V)O4]2(OH)
FeIron
Fe AegirineNaFe3+Si2O6
Fe ArsenbrackebuschitePb2Fe3+(AsO4)2(OH)
Fe GamagariteBa2Fe3+(VO4)2(OH)
Fe HematiteFe2O3
CuCopper
Cu ArsentsumebitePb2Cu(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)
ZnZinc
Zn ArsenbrackebuschitePb2Fe3+(AsO4)2(OH)
AsArsenic
As ArsenbrackebuschitePb2Fe3+(AsO4)2(OH)
As ArsentsumebitePb2Cu(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)
As Unnamed (possible ordered As-analogue of Tokyoite)Ba2Mn[(As,V)O4]2(OH)
SrStrontium
Sr StrontianiteSrCO3
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
Ba BarytocalciteBaCa(CO3)2
Ba GamagariteBa2Fe3+(VO4)2(OH)
Ba NoelbensoniteBaMn23+(Si2O7)(OH)2 · H2O
Ba TokyoiteBa2Mn3+(VO4)2(OH)
Ba WitheriteBaCO3
Ba Unnamed (possible ordered As-analogue of Tokyoite)Ba2Mn[(As,V)O4]2(OH)
PbLead
Pb ArsenbrackebuschitePb2Fe3+(AsO4)2(OH)
Pb ArsentsumebitePb2Cu(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)
Pb BrackebuschitePb2Mn3+(VO4)2(OH)

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