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
|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).
6 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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|Rhyacian - Siderian|
2050 - 2500 Ma
|Pretoria Group of Transvaal Supergroup|
2050 - 2300 Ma
2300 - 2500 Ma
|Paleoproterozoic sedimentary and volcanic rocks|
Age: Siderian (2300 - 2500 Ma)
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.