Log InRegister
Home PageAbout MindatThe Mindat ManualHistory of MindatCopyright StatusWho We AreContact UsAdvertise on Mindat
Donate to MindatCorporate SponsorshipSponsor a PageSponsored PagesMindat AdvertisersAdvertise on Mindat
Learning CenterWhat is a mineral?The most common minerals on earthInformation for EducatorsMindat Articles
Minerals by PropertiesMinerals by ChemistryAdvanced Locality SearchRandom MineralRandom LocalitySearch by minIDLocalities Near MeSearch ArticlesSearch GlossaryMore Search Options
Search For:
Mineral Name:
Locality Name:
Keyword(s):
 
The Mindat ManualAdd a New PhotoRate PhotosLocality Edit ReportCoordinate Completion ReportAdd Glossary Item
Mining CompaniesStatisticsThe ElementsUsersBooks & MagazinesMineral MuseumsMineral Shows & EventsThe Mindat DirectoryDevice Settings
Photo SearchPhoto GalleriesNew Photos TodayNew Photos YesterdayMembers' Photo GalleriesPast Photo of the Day Gallery

Vaal river, South Africai
Regional Level Types
Vaal riverRiver
South AfricaCountry

This page is currently not sponsored. Click here to sponsor this page.
Key
Lock Map
View of the Vaal River diamond diggings, ca. 1906.

Vaal river, South Africa
View of the Vaal River diamond diggings, ca. 1907.

Vaal river, South Africa
View of the Vaal River diamond diggings, ca. 1909.

Vaal river, South Africa
View of the Vaal River diamond diggings, ca. 1906.

Vaal river, South Africa
View of the Vaal River diamond diggings, ca. 1907.

Vaal river, South Africa
View of the Vaal River diamond diggings, ca. 1909.

Vaal river, South Africa
View of the Vaal River diamond diggings, ca. 1906.

Vaal river, South Africa
View of the Vaal River diamond diggings, ca. 1907.

Vaal river, South Africa
Locality type:River


No description has been added for this locality. Can you add one?

Select Mineral List Type

Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


2 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Diamond
Formula: C
Reference: Period postcards of diamond dredging operations
Vermiculite
Formula: Mg0.7(Mg,Fe,Al)6(Si,Al)8O20(OH)4 · 8H2O
Reference: Story-Maskelyne, N., & Flight, W. (1874). On the Character of the Diamantiferous Rock of South Africa. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society, 30(1-4), 406-416.
Vermiculite var: Vaalite
Formula: (Mg,Fe)7(Si,Al,Fe)8O20(OH)4 · 2H2O
Reference: Story-Maskelyne, N., & Flight, W. (1874). On the Character of the Diamantiferous Rock of South Africa. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society, 30(1-4), 406-416.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
'Diamond'1.CB.10aC
Group 9 - Silicates
Vermiculite9.EC.50Mg0.7(Mg,Fe,Al)6(Si,Al)8O20(OH)4 · 8H2O
var: Vaalite9.EC.50(Mg,Fe)7(Si,Al,Fe)8O20(OH)4 · 2H2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Semi-metals and non-metals
Diamond1.3.6.1C
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Vermiculite71.2.2d.3Mg0.7(Mg,Fe,Al)6(Si,Al)8O20(OH)4 · 8H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
var: Vaalite-(Mg,Fe)7(Si,Al,Fe)8O20(OH)4 · 2H2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Vermiculite (var: Vaalite)(Mg,Fe)7(Si,Al,Fe)8O20(OH)4 · 2H2O
H VermiculiteMg0.7(Mg,Fe,Al)6(Si,Al)8O20(OH)4 · 8H2O
CCarbon
C DiamondC
OOxygen
O Vermiculite (var: Vaalite)(Mg,Fe)7(Si,Al,Fe)8O20(OH)4 · 2H2O
O VermiculiteMg0.7(Mg,Fe,Al)6(Si,Al)8O20(OH)4 · 8H2O
MgMagnesium
Mg Vermiculite (var: Vaalite)(Mg,Fe)7(Si,Al,Fe)8O20(OH)4 · 2H2O
Mg VermiculiteMg0.7(Mg,Fe,Al)6(Si,Al)8O20(OH)4 · 8H2O
AlAluminium
Al Vermiculite (var: Vaalite)(Mg,Fe)7(Si,Al,Fe)8O20(OH)4 · 2H2O
Al VermiculiteMg0.7(Mg,Fe,Al)6(Si,Al)8O20(OH)4 · 8H2O
SiSilicon
Si Vermiculite (var: Vaalite)(Mg,Fe)7(Si,Al,Fe)8O20(OH)4 · 2H2O
Si VermiculiteMg0.7(Mg,Fe,Al)6(Si,Al)8O20(OH)4 · 8H2O
FeIron
Fe Vermiculite (var: Vaalite)(Mg,Fe)7(Si,Al,Fe)8O20(OH)4 · 2H2O
Fe VermiculiteMg0.7(Mg,Fe,Al)6(Si,Al)8O20(OH)4 · 8H2O

Localities in this Region
Show map

Some regions, for example mining districts and mountain ranges, cut across political boundaries and do fit neatly into the standard locality hierarchy. This list includes regions that overlap this region in part if not fully.

Transvaal, South Africa

Province (Former) - 838 mineral species & varietal names listed

Witwatersrand Gold Fields, South Africa

Mining Region - 278 mineral species & varietal names listed

The following list is the regular hierarchical locality list for this region.


This page contains all mineral locality references listed on mindat.org. This does not claim to be a complete list. If you know of more minerals from this site, please register so you can add to our database. This locality information is for reference purposes only. You should never attempt to visit any sites listed in mindat.org without first ensuring that you have the permission of the land and/or mineral rights holders for access and that you are aware of all safety precautions necessary.
Mineral and/or Locality  
Mindat.org is an outreach project of the Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Public Relations by Blytheweigh.
Copyright © mindat.org and the Hudson Institute of Mineralogy 1993-2019, except where stated. Mindat.org relies on the contributions of thousands of members and supporters.
Privacy Policy - Terms & Conditions - Contact Us Current server date and time: March 22, 2019 15:02:23 Page generated: November 28, 2018 22:20:48
Go to top of page