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Buffalo Fluorspar Mine, Naboomspruit (Mookgophong), Waterberg District, Limpopo, South Africai
Regional Level Types
Buffalo Fluorspar MineMine
Naboomspruit (Mookgophong)- not defined -
Waterberg DistrictDistrict
LimpopoProvince
South AfricaCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
24° 28' 51'' South , 28° 39' 42'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Modimolle20,527 (2018)36.0km
Mokopane101,090 (2012)47.5km


Buffalo Fluorspar which is currently called Rooiberg Stone. Mining ops for fluorspar are no longer taking place but the mine is producing crushed stone for road aggregate/packing (Stephen J Gomersall, pers. comm following a site visit May 2013).

Regions containing this locality

Somali Plate (Somalia Plate)Tectonic Plate
Transvaal, South AfricaProvince (Former)
Bushveld Complex, South AfricaComplex

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


22 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Allanite-(Ce)
Formula: {CaCe}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: Atanasova, M., Cairncross, B. and Windisch, W.R. (2016) Microminerals of the Bushveld Complex, South Africa. Popular Geoscience Series 6, Council for Geoscience, Pretoria, South Africa, 79 pg
Anglesite
Formula: PbSO4
Description: The SEM work is done by Maria Atanasova at Council for Geoscience in Pretoria (Stephen J Gomersall, pers. comm to Debbie Woolf).
Reference: Wolfgang R. Windisch personal list.
'Bastnäsite'
Reference: Atanasova, M., Cairncross, B. and Windisch, W.R. (2016) Microminerals of the Bushveld Complex, South Africa. Popular Geoscience Series 6, Council for Geoscience, Pretoria, South Africa, 79 pg
Beudantite
Formula: PbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Reference: Atanasova, M., Cairncross, B. and Windisch, W.R. (2016) Microminerals of the Bushveld Complex, South Africa. Popular Geoscience Series 6, Council for Geoscience, Pretoria, South Africa, 79 pg
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Description: The SEM work is done by Maria Atanasova at Council for Geoscience in Pretoria (Stephen J Gomersall, pers. comm to Debbie Woolf).
Reference: Wolfgang R. Windisch personal list.
'Chlorite Group'
Description: The SEM work is done by Maria Atanasova at Council for Geoscience in Pretoria (Stephen J Gomersall, pers. comm to Debbie Woolf).
Reference: Wolfgang R. Windisch personal list.
Columbite-(Fe)
Formula: Fe2+Nb2O6
Reference: Atanasova, M., Cairncross, B. and Windisch, W.R. (2016) Microminerals of the Bushveld Complex, South Africa. Popular Geoscience Series 6, Council for Geoscience, Pretoria, South Africa, 79 pg
Fluocerite-(Ce)
Formula: (Ce,La)F3
Reference: Atanasova, M., Cairncross, B. and Windisch, W.R. (2016) Microminerals of the Bushveld Complex, South Africa. Popular Geoscience Series 6, Council for Geoscience, Pretoria, South Africa, 79 pg
Fluorapatite
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3F
Reference: Atanasova, M., Cairncross, B. and Windisch, W.R. (2016) Microminerals of the Bushveld Complex, South Africa. Popular Geoscience Series 6, Council for Geoscience, Pretoria, South Africa, 79 pg
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Description: Mostly massive, small amounts of green and purple crystals have been recovered.
Reference: Cairncross, B. and Dixon, R., (1995) Minerals of South Africa. The Geological Society of South Africa: 109-110.
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Wolfgang R. Windisch personal list.
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: Wolfgang R. Windisch personal list.
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Wolfgang R. Windisch personal list.
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Description: The SEM work is done by Maria Atanasova at Council for Geoscience in Pretoria (Stephen J Gomersall, pers. comm to Debbie Woolf).
Reference: Wolfgang R. Windisch personal list.
Hematite var: Specularite
Formula: Fe2O3
Description: The SEM work is done by Maria Atanasova at Council for Geoscience in Pretoria (Stephen J Gomersall, pers. comm to Debbie Woolf).
Reference: Wolfgang R. Windisch personal list.
Kaolinite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Description: The SEM work is done by Maria Atanasova at Council for Geoscience in Pretoria (Stephen J Gomersall, pers. comm to Debbie Woolf).
Reference: Wolfgang R. Windisch personal list.
'K Feldspar'
Description: The SEM work is done by Maria Atanasova at Council for Geoscience in Pretoria (Stephen J Gomersall, pers. comm to Debbie Woolf).
Reference: Wolfgang R. Windisch personal list.
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: Atanasova, M., Cairncross, B. and Windisch, W.R. (2016) Microminerals of the Bushveld Complex, South Africa. Popular Geoscience Series 6, Council for Geoscience, Pretoria, South Africa, 79 pg
Microcline
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Description: The SEM work is done by Maria Atanasova at Council for Geoscience in Pretoria (Stephen J Gomersall, pers. comm to Debbie Woolf).
Reference: Wolfgang R. Windisch personal list.
'Monazite'
Reference: Cairncross, B. and Dixon, R., (1995) Minerals of South Africa. The Geological Society of South Africa: 109.
Nontronite
Formula: Na0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Reference: Atanasova, M., Cairncross, B. and Windisch, W.R. (2016) Microminerals of the Bushveld Complex, South Africa. Popular Geoscience Series 6, Council for Geoscience, Pretoria, South Africa, 79 pg
Opal
Formula: SiO2 · nH2O
Reference: Wolfgang R. Windisch personal list.
Opal var: Opal-AN
Formula: SiO2 · nH2O
Reference: Wolfgang R. Windisch personal list.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Wolfgang R. Windisch personal list.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Wolfgang R. Windisch personal list.
Siderite
Formula: FeCO3
Reference: Atanasova, M., Cairncross, B. and Windisch, W.R. (2016) Microminerals of the Bushveld Complex, South Africa. Popular Geoscience Series 6, Council for Geoscience, Pretoria, South Africa, 79 pg
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Wolfgang R. Windisch personal list.
Tapiolite-(Fe)
Formula: (Fe,Mn)(Ta,Nb)2O6
Reference: Atanasova, M., Cairncross, B. and Windisch, W.R. (2016) Microminerals of the Bushveld Complex, South Africa. Popular Geoscience Series 6, Council for Geoscience, Pretoria, South Africa, 79 pg

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 3 - Halides
Fluocerite-(Ce)3.AC.15(Ce,La)F3
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Columbite-(Fe)4.DB.35Fe2+Nb2O6
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
var: Specularite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Opal4.DA.10SiO2 · nH2O
var: Opal-AN4.DA.10SiO2 · nH2O
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Tapiolite-(Fe)4.DB.10(Fe,Mn)(Ta,Nb)2O6
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Siderite5.AB.05FeCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Anglesite7.AD.35PbSO4
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Beudantite8.BL.05PbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Fluorapatite8.BN.05Ca5(PO4)3F
Group 9 - Silicates
Allanite-(Ce)9.BG.05b{CaCe}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Kaolinite9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Microcline9.FA.30K(AlSi3O8)
Nontronite9.EC.40Na0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Bastnäsite'-
'Chlorite Group'-
'K Feldspar'-
'Monazite'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
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 8 - MULTIPLE OXIDES CONTAINING NIOBIUM,TANTALUM OR TITANIUM
AB2O6
Columbite-(Fe)8.3.2.2Fe2+Nb2O6
Tapiolite-(Fe)8.3.1.1(Fe,Mn)(Ta,Nb)2O6
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
AX3
Fluocerite-(Ce)9.3.4.1(Ce,La)F3
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Siderite14.1.1.3FeCO3
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Anglesite28.3.1.3PbSO4
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
A5(XO4)3Zq
Fluorapatite41.8.1.1Ca5(PO4)3F
Group 43 - COMPOUND PHOSPHATES, ETC.
Anhydrous Compound Phosphates, etc·, Containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
Beudantite43.4.1.1PbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
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)
Allanite-(Ce)58.2.1a.1{CaCe}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 clays
Nontronite71.3.1a.3Na0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with H2O and organics
Opal75.2.1.1SiO2 · nH2O
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Microcline76.1.1.5K(AlSi3O8)
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Bastnäsite'-
'Chlorite Group'-
Hematite
var: Specularite
-Fe2O3
'K Feldspar'-
Kaolinite-Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
'Monazite'-
Opal
var: Opal-AN
-SiO2 · nH2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H Opal (var: Opal-AN)SiO2 · nH2O
H KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H OpalSiO2 · nH2O
H Allanite-(Ce){CaCe}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H BeudantitePbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
H NontroniteNa0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C SideriteFeCO3
OOxygen
O AnglesitePbSO4
O CalciteCaCO3
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O Opal (var: Opal-AN)SiO2 · nH2O
O KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
O QuartzSiO2
O Hematite (var: Specularite)Fe2O3
O OpalSiO2 · nH2O
O HematiteFe2O3
O Allanite-(Ce){CaCe}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O BeudantitePbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
O Columbite-(Fe)Fe2+Nb2O6
O FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O NontroniteNa0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
O SideriteFeCO3
O Tapiolite-(Fe)(Fe,Mn)(Ta,Nb)2O6
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
F FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
F Fluocerite-(Ce)(Ce,La)F3
NaSodium
Na NontroniteNa0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
AlAluminium
Al KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Al MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
Al Allanite-(Ce){CaCe}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Al NontroniteNa0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
SiSilicon
Si Opal (var: Opal-AN)SiO2 · nH2O
Si KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
Si QuartzSiO2
Si OpalSiO2 · nH2O
Si Allanite-(Ce){CaCe}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si NontroniteNa0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
PPhosphorus
P FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
SSulfur
S AnglesitePbSO4
S GalenaPbS
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S PyriteFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
S BeudantitePbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
KPotassium
K MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
CaCalcium
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
Ca Allanite-(Ce){CaCe}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Ca FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
FeIron
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe Hematite (var: Specularite)Fe2O3
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe Allanite-(Ce){CaCe}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Fe BeudantitePbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Fe Columbite-(Fe)Fe2+Nb2O6
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe NontroniteNa0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Fe SideriteFeCO3
Fe Tapiolite-(Fe)(Fe,Mn)(Ta,Nb)2O6
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
AsArsenic
As BeudantitePbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
NbNiobium
Nb Columbite-(Fe)Fe2+Nb2O6
CeCerium
Ce Allanite-(Ce){CaCe}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Ce Fluocerite-(Ce)(Ce,La)F3
TaTantalum
Ta Tapiolite-(Fe)(Fe,Mn)(Ta,Nb)2O6
PbLead
Pb AnglesitePbSO4
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb BeudantitePbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6

References

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Watson, M.D. and Snyman, C.P., (1975). The geology and mineralogy of the fluorite deposits at the Buffalo Fluorspar Mine on Buffelsfontein 347 KR, Naboomspruit district. Transactions of the Geological Society of South Africa, 78, 137-151
Cairncross, B. and Dixon, R., (1995) Minerals of South Africa. The Geological Society of South Africa
Cairncross, B. (2004) Field Guide To Rocks & Minerals Of Southern Africa. Struik Publishers, Cape Town, SA
Atanasova, M., Cairncross, B. and Windisch, W.R. (2016) Microminerals of the Bushveld Complex, South Africa. Popular Geoscience Series 6, Council for Geoscience, Pretoria, South Africa, 435 pp

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