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Brucite from
Wessels Mine, Hotazel, Kalahari manganese field, Northern Cape, South Africa

Locality type:Mine
Classification
Species:Brucite
Formula:Mg(OH)2
Comments:Late 2003 sky blue brucite was found, studded with sulphur-yellow ettringite crystals.
Confirmation
Validity:Believed Valid
References
References:Cairncross, B. and Dixon, R., (1995) Minerals of South Africa. The Geological Society of South Africa: 191.

; Beukes, N. J., Burger, A. M., & Gutzmer, J. (1995). Fault-controlled hydrothermal alteration of Palaeoproterozoic manganese ore in Wessels Mine, Kalahari manganese field. South African Journal of Geology, 98(4), 430-451.
Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Ettringite6 photos of Brucite associated with Ettringite at this locality.
Sturmanite5 photos of Brucite associated with Sturmanite at this locality.
Calcite3 photos of Brucite associated with Calcite at this locality.
Hydroxyapophyllite-(K)3 photos of Brucite associated with Hydroxyapophyllite-(K) at this locality.
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Brucite data
Locality Data:Click here to view Wessels Mine, Hotazel, Kalahari manganese field, Northern Cape, South Africa
Nearest other occurrences of Brucite
11.9km (7.4 miles) A N'Chwaning I Mine, N'Chwaning Mines, Kuruman, Kalahari manganese field, Northern Cape, South Africa
12.3km (7.7 miles) B N'Chwaning II Mine, N'Chwaning Mines, Kuruman, Kalahari manganese field, Northern Cape, South Africa
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