Unki Mine, Shurugwi District (Selukwe District), Midlands, Zimbabwe
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||19° 37' 21'' South , 30° 5' 42'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||-19.62258,30.09501|
|Owned/operated by:||Anglo American plc|
|Köppen climate type:||Cwa : Monsoon-influenced humid subtropical climate|
A PGE mine in the Selukwe sub-chamber of the Great Dyke, an elongate layered mafic-ultramafic intrusion (550 km long, up to 11 km wide) into Archean granites and greenstones of the Zimbabwe craton.
19 valid minerals.
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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1600 - 2500 Ma
|Paleoproterozoic plutonic rocks|
Age: Proterozoic (1600 - 2500 Ma)
Comments: Deep-seated to high-level intrusions are included. Many charnockites, anorthosites, and large ophiolites, classified as plutons, are distinguished in the database using the SIGNIF item. Ophiolites were classified as plutons, even where remnants may be extrusive and/or sedimentary.
Lithology: Plutonic rocks
Reference: Geological Survey of Canada. Generalized geological map of the world and linked databases. doi:10.4095/195142. Open File 2915d.