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Tira mine, Busia gold field, Busia District, Eastern Region, Ugandai
Regional Level Types
Tira mineMine
Busia gold fieldOre Field
Busia DistrictDistrict
Eastern RegionRegion
UgandaCountry

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Key
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
0° North , 33° East (est.)
Estimate based on other nearby localities or region boundaries.
Margin of Error:
~25km
Locality type:


Old gold mine. Both open pit and underground mine as well as placers.

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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


16 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

Note: this is a very new system on mindat.org and data is currently VERY limited. Please bear with us while we work towards adding this information!

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Alphabetical List Tree Diagram

Detailed Mineral List:

'Apatite'
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Reference: Mbonimpa, A. (2005). The genesis and characteristics of the gold mineralisation in the area between river Malaba and river Solo in Busia district, South Eastern Uganda (MSc thesis, Makerere University).
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Mbonimpa, A. (2005). The genesis and characteristics of the gold mineralisation in the area between river Malaba and river Solo in Busia district, South Eastern Uganda (MSc thesis, Makerere University).
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Mbonimpa, A. (2005). The genesis and characteristics of the gold mineralisation in the area between river Malaba and river Solo in Busia district, South Eastern Uganda (MSc thesis, Makerere University).
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Mbonimpa, A. (2005). The genesis and characteristics of the gold mineralisation in the area between river Malaba and river Solo in Busia district, South Eastern Uganda (MSc thesis, Makerere University).
Covellite
Formula: CuS
Reference: Mbonimpa, A. (2005). The genesis and characteristics of the gold mineralisation in the area between river Malaba and river Solo in Busia district, South Eastern Uganda (MSc thesis, Makerere University).
'Electrum'
Formula: (Au, Ag)
Reference: Mbonimpa, A. (2005). The genesis and characteristics of the gold mineralisation in the area between river Malaba and river Solo in Busia district, South Eastern Uganda (MSc thesis, Makerere University).
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Mbonimpa, A. (2005). The genesis and characteristics of the gold mineralisation in the area between river Malaba and river Solo in Busia district, South Eastern Uganda (MSc thesis, Makerere University).
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: Mbonimpa, A. (2005). The genesis and characteristics of the gold mineralisation in the area between river Malaba and river Solo in Busia district, South Eastern Uganda (MSc thesis, Makerere University).
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: Odongo, R. (2006) A report on field inspection trip to Tira / Shanyonja areas on EL 0030. DGMS Rept
Ilmenite
Formula: Fe2+TiO3
Reference: Mbonimpa, A. (2005). The genesis and characteristics of the gold mineralisation in the area between river Malaba and river Solo in Busia district, South Eastern Uganda (MSc thesis, Makerere University).
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: Mbonimpa, A. (2005). The genesis and characteristics of the gold mineralisation in the area between river Malaba and river Solo in Busia district, South Eastern Uganda (MSc thesis, Makerere University).
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Mbonimpa, A. (2005). The genesis and characteristics of the gold mineralisation in the area between river Malaba and river Solo in Busia district, South Eastern Uganda (MSc thesis, Makerere University).
Muscovite var: Sericite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Mbonimpa, A. (2005). The genesis and characteristics of the gold mineralisation in the area between river Malaba and river Solo in Busia district, South Eastern Uganda (MSc thesis, Makerere University).
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Mbonimpa, A. (2005). The genesis and characteristics of the gold mineralisation in the area between river Malaba and river Solo in Busia district, South Eastern Uganda (MSc thesis, Makerere University).
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Reference: Mbonimpa, A. (2005). The genesis and characteristics of the gold mineralisation in the area between river Malaba and river Solo in Busia district, South Eastern Uganda (MSc thesis, Makerere University).
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: http://www.energyandminerals.go.ug/SESA_MSDTA03.pdf; Mbonimpa, A. (2005). The genesis and characteristics of the gold mineralisation in the area between river Malaba and river Solo in Busia district, South Eastern Uganda (MSc thesis, Makerere University).
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
Reference: Mbonimpa, A. (2005). The genesis and characteristics of the gold mineralisation in the area between river Malaba and river Solo in Busia district, South Eastern Uganda (MSc thesis, Makerere University).
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Mbonimpa, A. (2005). The genesis and characteristics of the gold mineralisation in the area between river Malaba and river Solo in Busia district, South Eastern Uganda (MSc thesis, Makerere University).
Titanite
Formula: CaTi(SiO4)O
Reference: Mbonimpa, A. (2005). The genesis and characteristics of the gold mineralisation in the area between river Malaba and river Solo in Busia district, South Eastern Uganda (MSc thesis, Makerere University).
Zoisite
Formula: Ca2Al3[Si2O7][SiO4]O(OH)
Reference: Mbonimpa, A. (2005). The genesis and characteristics of the gold mineralisation in the area between river Malaba and river Solo in Busia district, South Eastern Uganda (MSc thesis, Makerere University).

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
'Electrum'1.AA.05(Au, Ag)
Gold1.AA.05Au
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Covellite2.CA.05aCuS
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Ilmenite4.CB.05Fe2+TiO3
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Rutile4.DB.05TiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 9 - Silicates
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Sericite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Titanite9.AG.15CaTi(SiO4)O
Zoisite9.BG.10Ca2Al3[Si2O7][SiO4]O(OH)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
'Chlorite Group'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Gold1.1.1.1Au
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Covellite2.8.12.1CuS
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Ilmenite4.3.5.1Fe2+TiO3
AX2
Rutile4.4.1.1TiO2
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 52 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and O,OH,F,H2O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [6] and/or >[6] coordination
Titanite52.4.3.1CaTi(SiO4)O
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)
Zoisite58.2.1b.1Ca2Al3[Si2O7][SiO4]O(OH)
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
'Chlorite Group'-
'Electrum'-(Au, Ag)
Muscovite
var: Sericite
-KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
H ZoisiteCa2Al3[Si2O7][SiO4]O(OH)
H Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O QuartzSiO2
O TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
O ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
O ZoisiteCa2Al3[Si2O7][SiO4]O(OH)
O Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O CalciteCaCO3
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
O RutileTiO2
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
FFluorine
F ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
AlAluminium
Al ZoisiteCa2Al3[Si2O7][SiO4]O(OH)
Al Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Si ZoisiteCa2Al3[Si2O7][SiO4]O(OH)
Si Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
PPhosphorus
P ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S SphaleriteZnS
S CovelliteCuS
S GalenaPbS
ClChlorine
Cl ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
KPotassium
K Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Ca ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Ca ZoisiteCa2Al3[Si2O7][SiO4]O(OH)
Ca CalciteCaCO3
TiTitanium
Ti TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Ti IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Ti RutileTiO2
FeIron
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu CovelliteCuS
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
AgSilver
Ag Electrum(Au, Ag)
AuGold
Au GoldAu
Au Electrum(Au, Ag)
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS

References

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Mbonimpa, A. (2005) The genesis and characteristics of the gold mineralisation in the area between river Malaba and river Solo in Busia district, South Eastern Uganda (MSc thesis, Makerere University).

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