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Gaika Mine, Kwekwe District (Que Que District), Midlands, Zimbabwei
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Gaika MineMine
Kwekwe District (Que Que District)District
MidlandsProvince
ZimbabweCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
18° 56' 56'' South , 29° 48' 35'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Kwekwe99,149 (2012)2.4km
Redcliff33,197 (2013)9.8km


Underground and opencast gold mine, opened 1894.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


10 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Chalcostibite
Formula: CuSbS2
Reference: Bartholomew, D. S. (1990). Gold deposits of Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe Geological Survey, Mineral Resources Survey No. 23
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: Bartholomew, D. S. (1990). Gold deposits of Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe Geological Survey, Mineral Resources Survey No. 23
Jamesonite
Formula: Pb4FeSb6S14
Reference: Bartholomew, D. S. (1990). Gold deposits of Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe Geological Survey, Mineral Resources Survey No. 23
Magnesite
Formula: MgCO3
Reference: Morgan, S. C. (1929) The Geology of the Gaika Gold Mine, Que Que S. Rhodesia. Geological Survey Bulletin No 14.
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: Morgan, S. C. (1929) The Geology of the Gaika Gold Mine, Que Que S. Rhodesia. Geological Survey Bulletin No 14.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Morgan, S. C. (1929) The Geology of the Gaika Gold Mine, Que Que S. Rhodesia. Geological Survey Bulletin No 14.
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Reference: Bartholomew, D. S. (1990). Gold deposits of Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe Geological Survey, Mineral Resources Survey No. 23
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Bartholomew, D. S. (1990). Gold deposits of Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe Geological Survey, Mineral Resources Survey No. 23
'Serpentine Subgroup'
Formula: D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Reference: Morgan, S. C. (1929) The Geology of the Gaika Gold Mine, Que Que S. Rhodesia. Geological Survey Bulletin No 14.
Stibnite
Formula: Sb2S3
Reference: Morgan, S. C. (1929) The Geology of the Gaika Gold Mine, Que Que S. Rhodesia. Geological Survey Bulletin No 14.; Bartholomew, D. S. (1990). Gold deposits of Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe Geological Survey, Mineral Resources Survey No. 23
Talc
Formula: Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Reference: Morgan, S. C. (1929) The Geology of the Gaika Gold Mine, Que Que S. Rhodesia. Geological Survey Bulletin No 14.; Bartholomew, D. S. (1990). Gold deposits of Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe Geological Survey, Mineral Resources Survey No. 23

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Gold1.AA.05Au
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcostibite2.HA.05CuSbS2
Jamesonite2.HB.15Pb4FeSb6S14
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Stibnite2.DB.05Sb2S3
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Magnesite5.AB.05MgCO3
Group 9 - Silicates
Talc9.EC.05Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Serpentine Subgroup'-D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn

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 = 2:3
Stibnite2.11.2.1Sb2S3
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
2 < ø < 2.49
Jamesonite3.6.7.1Pb4FeSb6S14
ø = 2
Chalcostibite3.7.5.1CuSbS2
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Magnesite14.1.1.2MgCO3
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Talc71.2.1.3Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Serpentine Subgroup'-D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
H TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
CCarbon
C MagnesiteMgCO3
OOxygen
O Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
O TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O MagnesiteMgCO3
O QuartzSiO2
MgMagnesium
Mg Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Mg TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
Mg MagnesiteMgCO3
AlAluminium
Al Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
SiSilicon
Si Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Si TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
S StibniteSb2S3
S ChalcostibiteCuSbS2
S JamesonitePb4FeSb6S14
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
MnManganese
Mn Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
FeIron
Fe Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe JamesonitePb4FeSb6S14
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
NiNickel
Ni Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
CuCopper
Cu ChalcostibiteCuSbS2
ZnZinc
Zn Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
SbAntimony
Sb StibniteSb2S3
Sb ChalcostibiteCuSbS2
Sb JamesonitePb4FeSb6S14
AuGold
Au GoldAu
PbLead
Pb JamesonitePb4FeSb6S14

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Morgan, S.C. (1929) The Geology of the Gaika Gold Mine, Que Que S. Rhodesia. Geological Survey Bulletin No 14.

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