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Novello Mine, Masvingo (Fort Victoria), Masvingo, Zimbabwei
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Novello MineMine
Masvingo (Fort Victoria)- not defined -
MasvingoProvince
ZimbabweCountry

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View of productive zone dipping under overlying strata

Novello Mine, Masvingo, Masvingo, Zimbabwe
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
19° 56' 59'' South , 30° 58' 59'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Masvingo76,290 (2010)20.6km


Visited on Monday 6th June 2016.

No one currently working the site.

Plenty of reworking of the dumps evident and some newer cross cuts into the soil in a couple of places.

The productive zone in the original pit appears to be diving under the overlying rock.

There would need to be a fairly major excavation to allow access to the zone.

Any current production appears to be from other pits in the region.

Entering the coordinates into a GPS doesn't take you to the mine as the road is closed about 2km from the site.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


3 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Beryl
Formula: Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Reference: Bartholomew, D. S. (1990). Base metal and industrial mineral deposits of Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe Geological Survey, Mineral Resources Survey No. 22
Beryl var: Emerald
Formula: Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Reference: Gübelin, E. and Wolgensinger, M. (1976) Edelstenen. Uitgeverij Artis, Brussel (in Dutch).; Bartholomew, D.S. (1990) Base metal and industrial mineral deposits of Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe Geological Survey, Mineral Resources Survey No. 22.
Chrysoberyl
Formula: BeAl2O4
Reference: Cairncross, B. (2004) Field Guide To Rocks & Minerals Of Southern Africa: 74.
Chrysoberyl var: Alexandrite
Formula: BeAl2O4
Reference: Gübelin, E. and Wolgensinger, M. (1976) Edelstenen. Uitgeverij Artis, Brussel (in Dutch).; Cairncross, B. (2004) Field Guide To Rocks & Minerals Of Southern Africa: 74. Shigley, J.E. et al. (2010) Gem Localities of the 2000s. Gems and Gemology, Fall 2010, 188–216.;
Phlogopite
Formula: KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Bartholomew, D. S. (1990). Base metal and industrial mineral deposits of Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe Geological Survey, Mineral Resources Survey No. 22
'Serpentine Subgroup'
Formula: D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Reference: Bartholomew, D. S. (1990). Base metal and industrial mineral deposits of Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe Geological Survey, Mineral Resources Survey No. 22

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Chrysoberyl4.BA.05BeAl2O4
var: Alexandrite4.BA.05BeAl2O4
Group 9 - Silicates
Beryl9.CJ.05Be3Al2(Si6O18)
var: Emerald9.CJ.05Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Phlogopite9.EC.20KMg3(AlSi3O10)(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 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Chrysoberyl7.2.9.1BeAl2O4
Group 61 - CYCLOSILICATES Six-Membered Rings
Six-Membered Rings with [Si6O18] rings; possible (OH) and Al substitution
Beryl61.1.1.1Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Phlogopite71.2.2b.1KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Beryl
var: Emerald
-Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Chrysoberyl
var: Alexandrite
-BeAl2O4
'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 PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
BeBeryllium
Be ChrysoberylBeAl2O4
Be Beryl (var: Emerald)Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Be Chrysoberyl (var: Alexandrite)BeAl2O4
Be BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
OOxygen
O ChrysoberylBeAl2O4
O Beryl (var: Emerald)Be3Al2(Si6O18)
O Chrysoberyl (var: Alexandrite)BeAl2O4
O Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
O PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
MgMagnesium
Mg Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Mg PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
AlAluminium
Al ChrysoberylBeAl2O4
Al Beryl (var: Emerald)Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Al Chrysoberyl (var: Alexandrite)BeAl2O4
Al Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Al PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
SiSilicon
Si Beryl (var: Emerald)Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Si Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Si PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
KPotassium
K PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
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
NiNickel
Ni Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
ZnZinc
Zn Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn

References

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Gübelin, E., Wolgensinger, M. (1976) Edelstenen. Uitgeverij Artis, Brussel (in Dutch).
Cairncross, B. (2004) Field Guide To Rocks & Minerals Of Southern Africa: 74.

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