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Seta Diamond Mine, Vhembe District, Limpopo, South Africai
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Seta Diamond MineMine
Vhembe DistrictDistrict
LimpopoProvince
South AfricaCountry

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Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
 
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 22° South , 30° East (est.)
Margin of Error:~87km
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:BSh : Hot semi-arid (steppe) climate


Alluvial deposit near the Limpopo river 50 km west of Messina and 35 km north east of the Venetian mine.

Regions containing this locality

Transvaal, South Africa

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

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

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2 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Diamond
Formula: C
Reference: Cairncross, B. and Dixon, R., (1995) Minerals of South Africa. The Geological Society of South Africa; Cairncross, B. (2014) South African Diamonds, Rocks & Minerals Diamond special issue 89(1) 76-86
Grossular
Formula: Ca3Al2(SiO4)3
Description: Commonly known as Transvaal Jade.
Reference: Cairncross, B. and Dixon, R., (1995) Minerals of South Africa. The Geological Society of South Africa. 93-95; Cairncross, B. (2004) Field Guide To Rocks & Minerals Of Southern Africa. Struik Publishers, Cape Town, SA, 115 pp;
Grossular var: Hibschite
Formula: Ca3Al2(SiO4)3-x(OH)4x
Description: Commonly known as Transvaal Jade.
Reference: Cairncross, B. and Dixon, R., (1995) Minerals of South Africa. The Geological Society of South Africa. 93-95; Cairncross, B. (2004) Field Guide To Rocks & Minerals Of Southern Africa. Struik Publishers, Cape Town, SA, 115 pp;

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
'Diamond'1.CB.10aC
Group 9 - Silicates
'Grossular'9.AD.25Ca3Al2(SiO4)3
var: Hibschite9.AD.25Ca3Al2(SiO4)3-x(OH)4x

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 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in [6] and >[6] coordination
Grossular51.4.3b.2Ca3Al2(SiO4)3
var: Hibschite51.4.3d.1Ca3Al2(SiO4)3-x(OH)4x

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Grossular (var: Hibschite)Ca3Al2(SiO4)3-x(OH)4x
CCarbon
C DiamondC
OOxygen
O GrossularCa3Al2(SiO4)3
O Grossular (var: Hibschite)Ca3Al2(SiO4)3-x(OH)4x
AlAluminium
Al GrossularCa3Al2(SiO4)3
Al Grossular (var: Hibschite)Ca3Al2(SiO4)3-x(OH)4x
SiSilicon
Si GrossularCa3Al2(SiO4)3
Si Grossular (var: Hibschite)Ca3Al2(SiO4)3-x(OH)4x
CaCalcium
Ca GrossularCa3Al2(SiO4)3
Ca Grossular (var: Hibschite)Ca3Al2(SiO4)3-x(OH)4x

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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.
Cairncross, B. (2014) South African Diamonds, Rocks & Minerals Diamond special issue 89(1) 76-86.


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