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Albert Silver Mine, Nkangala District, Mpumalanga, South Africai
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Albert Silver MineMine
Nkangala DistrictDistrict
MpumalangaProvince
South AfricaCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 25° 28' 45'' South , 28° 52' 55'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -25.47917,28.88222
GeoHash:G#: kekx11xmh
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:BSh : Hot semi-arid (steppe) climate


Farm Roodepoortjie 250 JR, north of Bronkhorstpruit, some 80 km east-northeast of Pretoria.
One of 7 major producing silver mines in the Pretoria area, yielding 20,000 tons of ore,
2280 kg of silver and 2000 tons of copper between 1892-1893. Boundary changes now place farm in Mpumalanga (coordinates are for the farm location).



Regions containing this locality

Transvaal, South Africa

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

Bushveld Complex, South Africa

Complex - 527 mineral species & varietal names listed

Select Mineral List Type

Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Commodity List

This is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.


Mineral List


42 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Acanthite
Formula: Ag2S
Reference: Minerals of South Africa; Cairncross, B. and Dixon, R., (1995) Minerals of South Africa. The Geological Society of South Africa.
Anglesite
Formula: PbSO4
Reference: Meulenbeld, P.M.P.B., Grote, W. & Verryn, S. (2014) The Albert silver mine and trippkeite occurrence. Rock & Minerals 89(5), 417-422.
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Reference: Meulenbeld, P.M.P.B., Grote, W. & Verryn, S. (2014) The Albert silver mine and trippkeite occurrence. Rock & Minerals 89(5), 417-422.
Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Reference: Cairncross, B. (2004) Field Guide To Rocks & Minerals Of Southern Africa. 43.
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Reference: Cairncross, B. (2004) Field Guide To Rocks & Minerals Of Southern Africa: 191.
Brochantite
Formula: Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Reference: Meulenbeld, P.M.P.B., Grote, W. & Verryn, S. (2014) The Albert silver mine and trippkeite occurrence. Rock & Minerals 89(5), 417-422.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Meulenbeld, P.M.P.B., Grote, W. & Verryn, S. (2014) The Albert silver mine and trippkeite occurrence. Rock & Minerals 89(5), 417-422.
Cassiterite
Formula: SnO2
Description: Deposit is adjacent to the copper lode.
Reference: 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: 63.
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Reference: Meulenbeld, P.M.P.B., Grote, W. & Verryn, S. (2014) The Albert silver mine and trippkeite occurrence. Rock & Minerals 89(5), 417-422.
Chalcanthite
Formula: CuSO4 · 5H2O
Reference: Meulenbeld, P.M.P.B., Grote, W. & Verryn, S. (2014) The Albert silver mine and trippkeite occurrence. Rock & Minerals 89(5), 417-422.
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Reference: Meulenbeld, P.M.P.B., Grote, W. & Verryn, S. (2014) The Albert silver mine and trippkeite occurrence. Rock & Minerals 89(5), 417-422.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Minerals of South Africa
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Meulenbeld, P.M.P.B., Grote, W. & Verryn, S. (2014) The Albert silver mine and trippkeite occurrence. Rock & Minerals 89(5), 417-422.
Clinoclase
Formula: Cu3(AsO4)(OH)3
Reference: Meulenbeld, P.M.P.B., Grote, W. & Verryn, S. (2014) The Albert silver mine and trippkeite occurrence. Rock & Minerals 89(5), 417-422.
Copper
Formula: Cu
Reference: Reeks, G. (2012) A History of Silver Mining in the greater Pretoria region, 1885-1999.
Covellite
Formula: CuS
Reference: Meulenbeld, P.M.P.B., Grote, W. & Verryn, S. (2014) The Albert silver mine and trippkeite occurrence. Rock & Minerals 89(5), 417-422.
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: Meulenbeld, P.M.P.B., Grote, W. & Verryn, S. (2014) The Albert silver mine and trippkeite occurrence. Rock & Minerals 89(5), 417-422.
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Meulenbeld, P.M.P.B., Grote, W. & Verryn, S. (2014) The Albert silver mine and trippkeite occurrence. Rock & Minerals 89(5), 417-422.
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: Minerals of South Africa
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Theodore Reunert (1893) Diamonds and gold in South Africa
Jamesonite
Formula: Pb4FeSb6S14
Reference: Meulenbeld, P.M.P.B., Grote, W. & Verryn, S. (2014) The Albert silver mine and trippkeite occurrence. Rock & Minerals 89(5), 417-422.
Libethenite
Formula: Cu2(PO4)(OH)
Reference: Minerals of South Africa; Cairncross, B. and Dixon, R., (1995) Minerals of South Africa. The Geological Society of South Africa.
Linarite
Formula: PbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Reference: Meulenbeld, P.M.P.B., Grote, W. & Verryn, S. (2014) The Albert silver mine and trippkeite occurrence. Rock & Minerals 89(5), 417-422.
'Lindackerite Group'
Formula: MCu4(AsO4)2(AsO3OH)2 · 9H2O
Reference: Meulenbeld, P.M.P.B., Grote, W. & Verryn, S. (2014) The Albert silver mine and trippkeite occurrence. Rock & Minerals 89(5), 417-422.
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: Meulenbeld, P.M.P.B., Grote, W. & Verryn, S. (2014) The Albert silver mine and trippkeite occurrence. Rock & Minerals 89(5), 417-422.
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Cairncross, B. and Dixon, R., (1995) Minerals of South Africa. The Geological Society of South Africa.
Marshite
Formula: CuI
Reference: Meulenbeld, P.M.P.B., Grote, W. & Verryn, S. (2014) The Albert silver mine and trippkeite occurrence. Rock & Minerals 89(5), 417-422.
Metatorbernite
Formula: Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
Reference: Minerals of South Africa; Cairncross, B. and Dixon, R., (1995) Minerals of South Africa. The Geological Society of South Africa.
Metazeunerite
Formula: Cu(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Reference: Minerals of South Africa; Cairncross, B. and Dixon, R., (1995) Minerals of South Africa. The Geological Society of South Africa.
Molybdenite
Formula: MoS2
Reference: Meulenbeld, P.M.P.B., Grote, W. & Verryn, S. (2014) The Albert silver mine and trippkeite occurrence. Rock & Minerals 89(5), 417-422.
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Meulenbeld, P.M.P.B., Grote, W. & Verryn, S. (2014) The Albert silver mine and trippkeite occurrence. Rock & Minerals 89(5), 417-422.
Olivenite
Formula: Cu2(AsO4)(OH)
Reference: Minerals of South Africa; Cairncross, B. and Dixon, R., (1995) Minerals of South Africa. The Geological Society of South Africa.
Onoratoite
Formula: Sb8Cl2O11
Reference: Meulenbeld, P.M.P.B., Grote, W. & Verryn, S. (2014) The Albert silver mine and trippkeite occurrence. Rock & Minerals 89(5), 417-422.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Meulenbeld, P.M.P.B., Grote, W. & Verryn, S. (2014) The Albert silver mine and trippkeite occurrence. Rock & Minerals 89(5), 417-422.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Theodore Reunert (1893) Diamonds and gold in South Africa
Siderite
Formula: FeCO3
Reference: Minerals of South Africa
Silver
Formula: Ag
Reference: Cairncross, B. and Dixon, R., (1995) Minerals of South Africa. The Geological Society of South Africa.; Reeks, G. (2012) A History of Silver Mining in the greater Pretoria region, 1885-1999.
'commodity:Silver'
Formula: Ag
Reference: From USGS MRDS database
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Meulenbeld, P.M.P.B., Grote, W. & Verryn, S. (2014) The Albert silver mine and trippkeite occurrence. Rock & Minerals 89(5), 417-422.
Tennantite
Formula: Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
Reference: Minerals of South Africa; Cairncross, B. and Dixon, R., (1995) Minerals of South Africa. The Geological Society of South Africa.
Tetrahedrite
Formula: Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Reference: Minerals of South Africa; Cairncross, B. and Dixon, R., (1995) Minerals of South Africa. The Geological Society of South Africa.
Torbernite
Formula: Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
Reference: Minerals of South Africa; Cairncross, B. and Dixon, R., (1995) Minerals of South Africa. The Geological Society of South Africa.
Trippkeite
Formula: Cu2+As3+2O4
Reference: Meulenbeld, P.M.P.B., Grote, W. & Verryn, S. (2014) The Albert silver mine and trippkeite occurrence. Rock & Minerals 89(5), 417-422.
Uraninite
Formula: UO2
Reference: Minerals of South Africa; Cairncross, B. and Dixon, R., (1995) Minerals of South Africa. The Geological Society of South Africa.
Zeunerite
Formula: Cu(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 12H2O
Reference: Minerals of South Africa; Cairncross, B. and Dixon, R., (1995) Minerals of South Africa. The Geological Society of South Africa.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
'Copper'1.AA.05Cu
'Gold'1.AA.05Au
'Silver'1.AA.05Ag
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Acanthite'2.BA.35Ag2S
'Arsenopyrite'2.EB.20FeAsS
'Bornite'2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
'Chalcocite'2.BA.05Cu2S
'Chalcopyrite'2.CB.10aCuFeS2
'Covellite'2.CA.05aCuS
'Galena'2.CD.10PbS
'Jamesonite'2.HB.15Pb4FeSb6S14
'Molybdenite'2.EA.30MoS2
'Pyrite'2.EB.05aFeS2
'Sphalerite'2.CB.05aZnS
'Tennantite'2.GB.05Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
'Tetrahedrite'2.GB.05Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Group 3 - Halides
'Fluorite'3.AB.25CaF2
'Marshite'3.AA.05CuI
'Onoratoite'3.DC.80Sb8Cl2O11
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Cassiterite'4.DB.05SnO2
'Hematite'4.CB.05Fe2O3
'Magnetite'4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
'Quartz'4.DA.05SiO2
'Trippkeite'4.JA.20Cu2+As3+2O4
'Uraninite'4.DL.05UO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
'Azurite'5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
'Calcite'5.AB.05CaCO3
'Cerussite'5.AB.15PbCO3
'Malachite'5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
'Siderite'5.AB.05FeCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
'Anglesite'7.AD.35PbSO4
'Brochantite'7.BB.25Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
'Chalcanthite'7.CB.20CuSO4 · 5H2O
'Linarite'7.BC.65PbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
'Clinoclase'8.BE.20Cu3(AsO4)(OH)3
'Libethenite'8.BB.30Cu2(PO4)(OH)
'Metatorbernite'8.EB.10Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
'Metazeunerite'8.EB.10Cu(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
'Olivenite'8.BB.30Cu2(AsO4)(OH)
'Torbernite'8.EB.05Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
'Zeunerite'8.EB.05Cu(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 12H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
'Muscovite'9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-
'Lindackerite Group'-MCu4(AsO4)2(AsO3OH)2 · 9H2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Copper1.1.1.3Cu
Gold1.1.1.1Au
Silver1.1.1.2Ag
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Acanthite2.4.1.1Ag2S
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Covellite2.8.12.1CuS
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Molybdenite2.12.10.1MoS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
3 <ø < 4
Tennantite3.3.6.2Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
Tetrahedrite3.3.6.1Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
2 < ø < 2.49
Jamesonite3.6.7.1Pb4FeSb6S14
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
AX2
Cassiterite4.4.1.5SnO2
Group 5 - OXIDES CONTAINING URANIUM OR THORIUM
AXO2·xH2O
Uraninite5.1.1.1UO2
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX
Marshite9.1.7.3CuI
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 10 - OXYHALIDES AND HYDROXYHALIDES
Am(O,OH)pXq
Onoratoite10.5.7.1Sb8Cl2O11
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Cerussite14.1.3.4PbCO3
Siderite14.1.1.3FeCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Azurite16a.2.1.1Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Anglesite28.3.1.3PbSO4
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Chalcanthite29.6.7.1CuSO4 · 5H2O
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)m(XO4)pZq, where m:p>2:1
Brochantite30.1.3.1Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Linarite30.2.3.1PbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
AB2(XO4)2·xH2O, containing (UO2)2+
Metatorbernite40.2a.13.2Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
Metazeunerite40.2a.14.2Cu(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Torbernite40.2a.13.1Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
Zeunerite40.2a.14.1Cu(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 12H2O
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)3(XO4)Zq
Clinoclase41.3.1.1Cu3(AsO4)(OH)3
A2(XO4)Zq
Libethenite41.6.6.2Cu2(PO4)(OH)
Olivenite41.6.6.1Cu2(AsO4)(OH)
Group 45 - ACID AND NORMAL ANTIMONITES AND ARSENITES
Miscellaneous
Trippkeite45.1.5.1Cu2+As3+2O4
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-
'Lindackerite Group'-MCu4(AsO4)2(AsO3OH)2 · 9H2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
H BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
H ChalcanthiteCuSO4 · 5H2O
H ClinoclaseCu3(AsO4)(OH)3
H LibetheniteCu2(PO4)(OH)
H LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
H Lindackerite GroupMCu4(AsO4)2(AsO3OH)2 · 9H2O
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H MetatorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
H MetazeuneriteCu(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H OliveniteCu2(AsO4)(OH)
H TorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
H ZeuneriteCu(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 12H2O
CCarbon
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
C CalciteCaCO3
C CerussitePbCO3
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C SideriteFeCO3
OOxygen
O AnglesitePbSO4
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
O BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
O CalciteCaCO3
O CassiteriteSnO2
O CerussitePbCO3
O ChalcanthiteCuSO4 · 5H2O
O ClinoclaseCu3(AsO4)(OH)3
O HematiteFe2O3
O LibetheniteCu2(PO4)(OH)
O LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
O Lindackerite GroupMCu4(AsO4)2(AsO3OH)2 · 9H2O
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O MetatorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
O MetazeuneriteCu(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O OliveniteCu2(AsO4)(OH)
O OnoratoiteSb8Cl2O11
O QuartzSiO2
O SideriteFeCO3
O TorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
O TrippkeiteCu2+As23+O4
O UraniniteUO2
O ZeuneriteCu(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 12H2O
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
AlAluminium
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si QuartzSiO2
PPhosphorus
P LibetheniteCu2(PO4)(OH)
P MetatorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
P TorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
SSulfur
S AcanthiteAg2S
S AnglesitePbSO4
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
S ChalcanthiteCuSO4 · 5H2O
S ChalcociteCu2S
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S CovelliteCuS
S GalenaPbS
S JamesonitePb4FeSb6S14
S LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
S MolybdeniteMoS2
S PyriteFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
S TennantiteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
S TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
ClChlorine
Cl OnoratoiteSb8Cl2O11
KPotassium
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca FluoriteCaF2
FeIron
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe JamesonitePb4FeSb6S14
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe SideriteFeCO3
Fe TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
CuCopper
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
Cu ChalcanthiteCuSO4 · 5H2O
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu ClinoclaseCu3(AsO4)(OH)3
Cu CopperCu
Cu CovelliteCuS
Cu LibetheniteCu2(PO4)(OH)
Cu LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Cu Lindackerite GroupMCu4(AsO4)2(AsO3OH)2 · 9H2O
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu MarshiteCuI
Cu MetatorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
Cu MetazeuneriteCu(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Cu OliveniteCu2(AsO4)(OH)
Cu TennantiteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
Cu TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Cu TorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
Cu TrippkeiteCu2+As23+O4
Cu ZeuneriteCu(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 12H2O
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
AsArsenic
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
As ClinoclaseCu3(AsO4)(OH)3
As Lindackerite GroupMCu4(AsO4)2(AsO3OH)2 · 9H2O
As MetazeuneriteCu(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
As OliveniteCu2(AsO4)(OH)
As TennantiteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
As TrippkeiteCu2+As23+O4
As ZeuneriteCu(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 12H2O
MoMolybdenum
Mo MolybdeniteMoS2
AgSilver
Ag AcanthiteAg2S
Ag SilverAg
SnTin
Sn CassiteriteSnO2
SbAntimony
Sb JamesonitePb4FeSb6S14
Sb OnoratoiteSb8Cl2O11
Sb TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
IIodine
I MarshiteCuI
AuGold
Au GoldAu
PbLead
Pb AnglesitePbSO4
Pb CerussitePbCO3
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb JamesonitePb4FeSb6S14
Pb LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
UUranium
U MetatorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
U MetazeuneriteCu(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
U TorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
U UraniniteUO2
U ZeuneriteCu(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 12H2O

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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Rhyacian - Siderian
2050 - 2500 Ma



ID: 2237962
Lebowa Granite Suite of Bushveld Complex

Age: Proterozoic (2050 - 2500 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Lebowa Granite Suite

Description: Granite

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

Rhyacian
2050 - 2300 Ma



ID: 3306492

Age: Rhyacian (2050 - 2300 Ma)

Lithology: Plutonic

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

Siderian
2300 - 2500 Ma



ID: 3184429
Paleoproterozoic sedimentary and volcanic rocks

Age: Siderian (2300 - 2500 Ma)

Lithology: Felsic volcanic 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]

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References

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Robb, L.J., Robb, V.M. and Walraven, F., (1994) The Albert Silver Mine revisited: toward a model for polymetallic mineralization in granites of the Bushveld Complex, South Africa. Exploration and Mining Geology, 3, 247-262.
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. (DVB).
Reeks, G. (2012) A History of Silver Mining in the greater Pretoria region, 1885-1999.
Meulenbeld, P.M.P.B., Grote, W., Verryn, S. (2014) The Albert silver mine and trippkeite occurrence, Mpumalanga, South Africa. Rock & Minerals 89:5, 417-422.

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