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Western Areas gold mine, Westonaria, West Rand District (West Rand), Gauteng, South Africai
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Western Areas gold mineMine
Westonaria- not defined -
West Rand District (West Rand)District
GautengProvince
South AfricaCountry

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Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
 
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 26° South , 27° East (est.)
Margin of Error:~27km
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Cwb : Subtropical highland climate or temperate oceanic climate with dry winters


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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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5 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Minerals of South Africa
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: Minerals of South Africa
'commodity:Gold'
Formula: Au
Reference: From USGS MRDS database
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Minerals of South Africa
'Pyrobitumen'
Reference: Cairncross photo ID 728897
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Reference: Minerals of South Africa
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Minerals of South Africa
'commodity:Uranium'
Formula: U

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
'Gold'1.AA.05Au
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Pyrite'2.EB.05aFeS2
'Pyrrhotite'2.CC.10Fe7S8
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Quartz'4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
'Calcite'5.AB.05CaCO3
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Pyrobitumen'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Gold1.1.1.1Au
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Pyrobitumen'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O CalciteCaCO3
O QuartzSiO2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
AuGold
Au GoldAu

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Cairncross, B. and Dixon, R., (1995) Minerals of South Africa. The Geological Society of South Africa.

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