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New Modderfontein Mine (Modderfontein Mine), Benoni, Ekurhuleni District (East Rand), Gauteng, South Africai
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New Modderfontein Mine (Modderfontein Mine)Mine
Benoni- not defined -
Ekurhuleni District (East Rand)District
GautengProvince
South AfricaCountry

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Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
 
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 26° South , 28° East (est.)
Margin of Error:~8km
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Cwb : Subtropical highland climate or temperate oceanic climate with dry winters


On Modderfontein 74 IR farm. In 1873 this farm was 2,974 hectares, by 1887 the Main Reef was discovered.
After several failures the mine was re-launched in 1895 as the New Modderfontein mine and was successful
until the closure in 1952. Uniquely, it also produced diamonds.

Regions containing this locality

Transvaal, South Africa

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

Witwatersrand Gold Fields, South Africa

Mining Region - 278 mineral species & varietal names listed

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


3 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Diamond
Formula: C
Reference: http://benonicitytimes.co.za/wp-content/uploads/sites/26/2013/10/Benoni-History-23.pdf?9187d3
Modderite (TL)
Formula: (Co,Fe)As
Type Locality:
Reference: Minerals of South Africa
Nickeline
Formula: NiAs
Reference: Minerals of South Africa

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
'Diamond'1.CB.10aC
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Modderite' (TL)2.CC.15(Co,Fe)As
'Nickeline'2.CC.05NiAs

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 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Nickeline2.8.11.1NiAs
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
Modderite (TL)-(Co,Fe)As

List of minerals for each chemical element

CCarbon
C DiamondC
CoCobalt
Co Modderite(Co,Fe)As
NiNickel
Ni NickelineNiAs
AsArsenic
As Modderite(Co,Fe)As
As NickelineNiAs

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