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How Mine, Bulawayo District, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 20° 18' 17'' South , 28° 46' 32'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -20.30500,28.77583
GeoHash:G#: kskkqz9fv
Owned/operated by:Metallion Resources
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:BSh : Hot semi-arid (steppe) climate


Gold mine.

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Commodity List

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Mineral List


3 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: Michael Harley and E. Guy Charlesworth (2008) Structural controls in the distribution of gold at How Mine, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. Economic Geology 85:1697-1710.
'commodity:Gold'
Formula: Au
Reference:  
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: Michael Harley and E. Guy Charlesworth (2008) Structural controls in the distribution of gold at How Mine, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. Economic Geology 85:1697-1710.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Michael Harley and E. Guy Charlesworth (2008) Structural controls in the distribution of gold at How Mine, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. Economic Geology 85:1697-1710.

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
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Magnetite'4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4

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
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4

List of minerals for each chemical element

OOxygen
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
FeIron
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe PyriteFeS2
AuGold
Au GoldAu

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 - Neoarchean
2050 - 2800 Ma



ID: 3309096

Age: Precambrian (2050 - 2800 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary and volcaniclastic

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

Neoarchean
2500 - 2800 Ma



ID: 3189932
Archean volcanic rocks

Age: Neoarchean (2500 - 2800 Ma)

Lithology: Mafic 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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Michael Harley and E. Guy Charlesworth (2008) Structural controls in the distribution of gold at How Mine, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. Economic Geology 85:1697-1710.


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