Novello Mine, Masvingo (Fort Victoria), Masvingo, Zimbabwe
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||19° 56' 60'' South , 30° 58' 60'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||-19.95000,30.98333|
|Köppen climate type:||Cwa : Monsoon-influenced humid subtropical climate|
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 co-ordinates into a GPS doesn't take you to the mine as the road is closed about 2km from the site.
3 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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2500 - 4000 Ma
|Archean intrusive and metamorphic terranes|
Age: Archean (2500 - 4000 Ma)
Comments: Mixtures of metamorphic and intrusive or plutonic rocks, tracts known as crystalline, migmatitic terranes, moderately to highly metamorphosed rocks of unknown origin with or without intrusions. This classification is inherently prone to variable interpretation, as other compilers might distinguish some packages by their metamorphic or gneissic protoliths, and the associated age ranges may be more variable.
Lithology: Intrusive and metamorphic terranes
Reference: Geological Survey of Canada. Generalized geological map of the world and linked databases. doi:10.4095/195142. Open File 2915d.