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Kusasalethu Mine (Elandskraal Mine; Elandsrand Mine; Deelkraal Mine), Carletonville, Western Sector, Far West Rand (West Wits Line), West Rand District (West Rand), Witwatersrand field, Gauteng Province, South Africa

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 26° 27' 14'' South , 27° 21' 33'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -26.45389,27.35917
Other regions containing this locality:Transvaal, South Africa
Köppen climate type:Cwb : Subtropical highland climate or temperate oceanic climate with dry winters
Name(s) in local language(s):Kusasalethu Mine


A gold mine owned by the Anglo American Corp. Produced 10,694 kg of gold (1984). West Wits Line. 10 km SW of Carletonville. Sold in 2001 to Harmony Gold Mining Co. Ltd, who amalgamated Elandsrand mine and Deelkraal mine and is now known as Kusasalethu (formely Elandskraal). Deelkraal section is 5km to the west, was owned by Goldfields of South Africa. 1,445 kilo tons of ore yielded 7,298 kg Au (1984).


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6 valid minerals.

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: 2232019
Pretoria Group of Transvaal Supergroup

Age: Proterozoic (2050 - 2500 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Pretoria Group

Description: Shale, quartzite, conglomerate, breccia, diamictite

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

Rhyacian
2050 - 2300 Ma



ID: 3310587

Age: Rhyacian (2050 - 2300 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary and volcaniclastic

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

Siderian
2300 - 2500 Ma



ID: 3185125
Paleoproterozoic sedimentary and volcanic rocks

Age: Siderian (2300 - 2500 Ma)

Lithology: Mafic-intermediate undivided 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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Mining Annual Review (1985): 412.
Econ Geol (1991) 86:261-277
Cairncross, B., and Rademeyer, B., (2001) Large barite crystals from the Elandsrand gold mine, South Africa. Mineralogical Record 32(3) 177-180
Cairncross, B. (2004) Field Guide To Rocks & Minerals Of Southern Africa.

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