Murowa Mine, Zvishavane (Shabani; Shabanie; Shavani), Zvishavane District, Midlands, Zimbabwe
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||20° 29' 34'' South , 30° 24' 10'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||-20.49278,30.40278|
|Köppen climate type:||BSh : Hot semi-arid (steppe) climate|
An open pit diamond mine in Cambrian kimberlite pipes discovered by Rio Tinto geologists in 1997. Production commenced in 2004. The deposit consists of three pipes, two of which are presently mined. In 2005, the mine produced around 251,000 ct.
Located about 40 km southeast of Zvishavane. (Another source states 35 km south of Zvishavane.)
10 valid minerals.
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 intrusive and metamorphic terranes|
Age: Archean (2500 - 4000 Ma)
Comments: Mixtures of metamorphic and intrusive or plutonic rocks, tracts known as crystalline, migmatitic terranes, moderately to highly metamorphosed rocks of unknown origin with or without intrusions. This classification is inherently prone to variable interpretation, as other compilers might distinguish some packages by their metamorphic or gneissic protoliths, and the associated age ranges may be more variable.
Lithology: Intrusive and metamorphic terranes
Reference: Geological Survey of Canada. Generalized geological map of the world and linked databases. doi:10.4095/195142. Open File 2915d.