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Monarch Antimony mine, Gravelotte, Murchison Range, Limpopo, South Africai
Regional Level Types
Monarch Antimony mineMine
Gravelotte- not defined -
Murchison RangeMountain Range
LimpopoProvince
South AfricaCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 23° 53' 8'' South , 30° 42' 51'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -23.88556,30.71417
GeoHash:G#: kevb4gv2e
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:BSh : Hot semi-arid (steppe) climate


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Transvaal, South Africa

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

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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


13 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Antimony
Formula: Sb
Reference: Econ Geol (1997) 92:308-324
'commodity:Antimony'
Formula: Sb
Reference: From USGS MRDS database
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Reference: Econ Geol (1997) 92:308-324
Berthierite
Formula: FeSb2S4
Reference: Econ Geol (1997) 92:308-324
Cervantite
Formula: Sb3+Sb5+O4
Reference: Econ Geol (1997) 92:308-324
Gudmundite
Formula: FeSbS
Reference: Econ Geol (1997) 92:308-324
Kermesite
Formula: Sb2S2O
Reference: Econ Geol (1997) 92:308-324
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Econ Geol (1997) 92:308-324
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Reference: Econ Geol (1997) 92:308-324
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Econ Geol (1997) 92:308-324
Scheelite
Formula: Ca(WO4)
Reference: Econ Geol (1997) 92:308-324
'Stibiconite'
Formula: Sb3+Sb5+2O6(OH)
Reference: Econ Geol (1997) 92:308-324
Stibnite
Formula: Sb2S3
Reference: Minerals of South Africa; Econ Geol (1997) 92:308-324
Tetrahedrite
Formula: Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Reference: Econ Geol (1997) 92:308-324
Valentinite
Formula: Sb2O3
Reference: Econ Geol (1997) 92:308-324

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
'Antimony'1.CA.05Sb
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Arsenopyrite'2.EB.20FeAsS
'Berthierite'2.HA.20FeSb2S4
'Gudmundite'2.EB.20FeSbS
'Kermesite'2.FD.05Sb2S2O
'Pyrite'2.EB.05aFeS2
'Pyrrhotite'2.CC.10Fe7S8
'Stibnite'2.DB.05Sb2S3
'Tetrahedrite'2.GB.05Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Cervantite'4.DE.30Sb3+Sb5+O4
'Quartz'4.DA.05SiO2
'Stibiconite'4.DH.20Sb3+Sb5+2O6(OH)
'Valentinite'4.CB.55Sb2O3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
'Scheelite'7.GA.05Ca(WO4)

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Semi-metals and non-metals
Antimony1.3.1.2Sb
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:3
Stibnite2.11.2.1Sb2S3
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Gudmundite2.12.4.2FeSbS
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Oxysulfides
Kermesite2.13.1.1Sb2S2O
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
3 <ø < 4
Tetrahedrite3.3.6.1Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
ø = 2
Berthierite3.7.9.3FeSb2S4
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Valentinite4.3.11.1Sb2O3
AX2
Cervantite4.4.16.1Sb3+Sb5+O4
Group 44 - ANTIMONATES
A2X2O6(O,OH,F)
'Stibiconite'44.1.1.1Sb3+Sb5+2O6(OH)
Group 48 - ANHYDROUS MOLYBDATES AND TUNGSTATES
AXO4
Scheelite48.1.2.1Ca(WO4)
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H StibiconiteSb3+Sb25+O6(OH)
OOxygen
O CervantiteSb3+Sb5+O4
O KermesiteSb2S2O
O QuartzSiO2
O ScheeliteCa(WO4)
O StibiconiteSb3+Sb25+O6(OH)
O ValentiniteSb2O3
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S BerthieriteFeSb2S4
S GudmunditeFeSbS
S KermesiteSb2S2O
S PyriteFeS2
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S StibniteSb2S3
S TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
CaCalcium
Ca ScheeliteCa(WO4)
FeIron
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe BerthieriteFeSb2S4
Fe GudmunditeFeSbS
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
CuCopper
Cu TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
ZnZinc
Zn TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
AsArsenic
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
SbAntimony
Sb AntimonySb
Sb BerthieriteFeSb2S4
Sb CervantiteSb3+Sb5+O4
Sb GudmunditeFeSbS
Sb KermesiteSb2S2O
Sb StibiconiteSb3+Sb25+O6(OH)
Sb StibniteSb2S3
Sb TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Sb ValentiniteSb2O3
WTungsten
W ScheeliteCa(WO4)

Regional Geology

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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Archean
2500 - 4000 Ma



ID: 2230158
Gravelotte Group

Age: Archean (2500 - 4000 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Gravelotte Group

Description: Mafic lavas, various chlorite schists, quartzites, conglomerates, grits, porphyritic tuffs, banded iron-formation, ultramafic lavas

Reference: Council for Geoscience. Geologic map of South Africa, 1:1M. National Science Councils of South Africa. [41]

Neoarchean - Mesoarchean
2500 - 3200 Ma



ID: 3309350

Age: Archean (2500 - 3200 Ma)

Lithology: Volcanic-sedimentary

Reference: Thiéblemont, D. (ed.). New edition of the 1:10,000,000 geological map of Africa. CGMW-BRGM. [190]

Mesoarchean - Paleoarchean
2800 - 3600 Ma



ID: 3187538
Archean crystalline metamorphic rocks

Age: Archean (2800 - 3600 Ma)

Lithology: Crystalline metamorphic rocks

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License


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