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Bafokeng-Rasimone Mine, Royal Bafokeng, Rustenburg (Rustenburg District), Bojanala Platinum District, North West, South Africai
Regional Level Types
Bafokeng-Rasimone MineMine
Royal Bafokeng- not defined -
Rustenburg (Rustenburg District)- not defined -
Bojanala Platinum DistrictDistrict
North WestProvince
South AfricaCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
25° 27' 47'' South , 27° 7' 42'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Area:
87 km2
Locality type:


Platinum mine located on Boschkoppie 104 JQ farm approx 25 km north of Rustenburg.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


20 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Anorthite
Formula: Ca(Al2Si2O8)
Reference: Smith, A. J. B., Viljoen, K. S., Schouwstra, R., Roberts, J., Schalkwyk, C., & Gutzmer, J. (2013). Geological variations in the Merensky Reef at Bafokeng Rasimone Platinum Mine and its influence on flotation performance. Minerals Engineering, 52, 155-168.
Braggite
Formula: (Pt,Pd,Ni)S
Reference: Smith, A. J. B., Viljoen, K. S., Schouwstra, R., Roberts, J., Schalkwyk, C., & Gutzmer, J. (2013). Geological variations in the Merensky Reef at Bafokeng Rasimone Platinum Mine and its influence on flotation performance. Minerals Engineering, 52, 155-168.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Lionnet, M. D., & Lomberg, K. G. (2007). The application of facies classification in evaluating the Merensky Reef at Bafokeng Rasimone platinum mine, South Africa. Journal-South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, 107(1), 37.; Smith, A. J. B., Viljoen, K. S., Schouwstra, R., Roberts, J., Schalkwyk, C., & Gutzmer, J. (2013). Geological variations in the Merensky Reef at Bafokeng Rasimone Platinum Mine and its influence on flotation performance. Minerals Engineering, 52, 155-168.
Chromite
Formula: Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Reference: Lionnet, M. D., & Lomberg, K. G. (2007). The application of facies classification in evaluating the Merensky Reef at Bafokeng Rasimone platinum mine, South Africa. Journal-South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, 107(1), 37.; Smith, A. J. B., Viljoen, K. S., Schouwstra, R., Roberts, J., Schalkwyk, C., & Gutzmer, J. (2013). Geological variations in the Merensky Reef at Bafokeng Rasimone Platinum Mine and its influence on flotation performance. Minerals Engineering, 52, 155-168.
Cooperite
Formula: PtS
Reference: Smith, A. J. B., Viljoen, K. S., Schouwstra, R., Roberts, J., Schalkwyk, C., & Gutzmer, J. (2013). Geological variations in the Merensky Reef at Bafokeng Rasimone Platinum Mine and its influence on flotation performance. Minerals Engineering, 52, 155-168.
Copper ?
Formula: Cu
Description: Probably just refers to copper metal in the ores.
Reference: http://www.dmr.gov.za/publications/summary/121-directories/237-d3-gold-mines-2011.html
Diopside
Formula: CaMgSi2O6
Reference: Lionnet, M. D., & Lomberg, K. G. (2007). The application of facies classification in evaluating the Merensky Reef at Bafokeng Rasimone platinum mine, South Africa. Journal-South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, 107(1), 37.
Enstatite
Formula: Mg2Si2O6
Reference: Smith, A. J. B., Viljoen, K. S., Schouwstra, R., Roberts, J., Schalkwyk, C., & Gutzmer, J. (2013). Geological variations in the Merensky Reef at Bafokeng Rasimone Platinum Mine and its influence on flotation performance. Minerals Engineering, 52, 155-168.
Enstatite var: Bronzite
Formula: (Mg,Fe2+)2[SiO3]2
Reference: Lionnet, M. D., & Lomberg, K. G. (2007). The application of facies classification in evaluating the Merensky Reef at Bafokeng Rasimone platinum mine, South Africa. Journal-South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, 107(1), 37.
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'
Reference: Smith, A. J. B., Viljoen, K. S., Schouwstra, R., Roberts, J., Schalkwyk, C., & Gutzmer, J. (2013). Geological variations in the Merensky Reef at Bafokeng Rasimone Platinum Mine and its influence on flotation performance. Minerals Engineering, 52, 155-168.
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: http://www.dmr.gov.za/publications/summary/121-directories/237-d3-gold-mines-2011.html; Smith, A. J. B., Viljoen, K. S., Schouwstra, R., Roberts, J., Schalkwyk, C., & Gutzmer, J. (2013). Geological variations in the Merensky Reef at Bafokeng Rasimone Platinum Mine and its influence on flotation performance. Minerals Engineering, 52, 155-168.
Isoferroplatinum
Formula: Pt3Fe
Reference: Smith, A. J. B., Viljoen, K. S., Schouwstra, R., Roberts, J., Schalkwyk, C., & Gutzmer, J. (2013). Geological variations in the Merensky Reef at Bafokeng Rasimone Platinum Mine and its influence on flotation performance. Minerals Engineering, 52, 155-168.
Laurite
Formula: RuS2
Reference: Smith, A. J. B., Viljoen, K. S., Schouwstra, R., Roberts, J., Schalkwyk, C., & Gutzmer, J. (2013). Geological variations in the Merensky Reef at Bafokeng Rasimone Platinum Mine and its influence on flotation performance. Minerals Engineering, 52, 155-168.
Maslovite
Formula: PtBiTe
Reference: Smith, A. J. B., Viljoen, K. S., Schouwstra, R., Roberts, J., Schalkwyk, C., & Gutzmer, J. (2013). Geological variations in the Merensky Reef at Bafokeng Rasimone Platinum Mine and its influence on flotation performance. Minerals Engineering, 52, 155-168.
Michenerite
Formula: PdBiTe
Reference: Smith, A. J. B., Viljoen, K. S., Schouwstra, R., Roberts, J., Schalkwyk, C., & Gutzmer, J. (2013). Geological variations in the Merensky Reef at Bafokeng Rasimone Platinum Mine and its influence on flotation performance. Minerals Engineering, 52, 155-168.
Moncheite
Formula: (Pt,Pd)(Te,Bi)2
Reference: Smith, A. J. B., Viljoen, K. S., Schouwstra, R., Roberts, J., Schalkwyk, C., & Gutzmer, J. (2013). Geological variations in the Merensky Reef at Bafokeng Rasimone Platinum Mine and its influence on flotation performance. Minerals Engineering, 52, 155-168.
Palladoarsenide
Formula: Pd2As
Reference: Smith, A. J. B., Viljoen, K. S., Schouwstra, R., Roberts, J., Schalkwyk, C., & Gutzmer, J. (2013). Geological variations in the Merensky Reef at Bafokeng Rasimone Platinum Mine and its influence on flotation performance. Minerals Engineering, 52, 155-168.
Pentlandite
Formula: (FexNiy)Σ9S8
Reference: Smith, A. J. B., Viljoen, K. S., Schouwstra, R., Roberts, J., Schalkwyk, C., & Gutzmer, J. (2013). Geological variations in the Merensky Reef at Bafokeng Rasimone Platinum Mine and its influence on flotation performance. Minerals Engineering, 52, 155-168.
Platinum
Formula: Pt
Reference: http://www.dmr.gov.za/publications/summary/121-directories/237-d3-gold-mines-2011.html
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Reference: Lionnet, M. D., & Lomberg, K. G. (2007). The application of facies classification in evaluating the Merensky Reef at Bafokeng Rasimone platinum mine, South Africa. Journal-South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, 107(1), 37.; Smith, A. J. B., Viljoen, K. S., Schouwstra, R., Roberts, J., Schalkwyk, C., & Gutzmer, J. (2013). Geological variations in the Merensky Reef at Bafokeng Rasimone Platinum Mine and its influence on flotation performance. Minerals Engineering, 52, 155-168.
Sperrylite
Formula: PtAs2
Reference: Smith, A. J. B., Viljoen, K. S., Schouwstra, R., Roberts, J., Schalkwyk, C., & Gutzmer, J. (2013). Geological variations in the Merensky Reef at Bafokeng Rasimone Platinum Mine and its influence on flotation performance. Minerals Engineering, 52, 155-168.
Talc
Formula: Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Reference: Smith, A. J. B., Viljoen, K. S., Schouwstra, R., Roberts, J., Schalkwyk, C., & Gutzmer, J. (2013). Geological variations in the Merensky Reef at Bafokeng Rasimone Platinum Mine and its influence on flotation performance. Minerals Engineering, 52, 155-168.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Copper ?1.AA.05Cu
Gold1.AA.05Au
Isoferroplatinum1.AG.35Pt3Fe
Platinum1.AF.10Pt
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Braggite2.CC.35a(Pt,Pd,Ni)S
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Cooperite2.CC.35bPtS
Laurite2.EB.05aRuS2
Maslovite2.EB.25PtBiTe
Michenerite2.EB.25PdBiTe
Moncheite2.EA.20(Pt,Pd)(Te,Bi)2
Palladoarsenide2.AC.25aPd2As
Pentlandite2.BB.15(FexNiy)Σ9S8
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Sperrylite2.EB.05aPtAs2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Chromite4.BB.05Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Group 9 - Silicates
Anorthite9.FA.35Ca(Al2Si2O8)
Diopside9.DA.15CaMgSi2O6
Enstatite9.DA.05Mg2Si2O6
var: Bronzite9.DA.05(Mg,Fe2+)2[SiO3]2
Talc9.EC.05Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Copper ?1.1.1.3Cu
Gold1.1.1.1Au
Platinum Group Metals and Alloys
Isoferroplatinum1.2.5.1Pt3Fe
Platinum1.2.1.1Pt
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Palladoarsenide2.4.14.1Pd2As
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 9:8
Pentlandite2.7.1.1(FexNiy)Σ9S8
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Braggite2.8.5.3(Pt,Pd,Ni)S
Cooperite2.8.5.1PtS
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Laurite2.12.1.10RuS2
Maslovite2.12.3.12PtBiTe
Michenerite2.12.3.11PdBiTe
Moncheite2.12.14.3(Pt,Pd)(Te,Bi)2
Sperrylite2.12.1.13PtAs2
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Chromite7.2.3.3Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Diopside65.1.3a.1CaMgSi2O6
Enstatite65.1.2.1Mg2Si2O6
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Talc71.2.1.3Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Anorthite-Ca(Al2Si2O8)
Enstatite
var: Bronzite
-(Mg,Fe2+)2[SiO3]2
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
OOxygen
O Enstatite (var: Bronzite)(Mg,Fe2+)2[SiO3]2
O ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
O DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
O EnstatiteMg2Si2O6
O AnorthiteCa(Al2Si2O8)
O TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
MgMagnesium
Mg Enstatite (var: Bronzite)(Mg,Fe2+)2[SiO3]2
Mg DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Mg EnstatiteMg2Si2O6
Mg TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
AlAluminium
Al AnorthiteCa(Al2Si2O8)
SiSilicon
Si Enstatite (var: Bronzite)(Mg,Fe2+)2[SiO3]2
Si DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Si EnstatiteMg2Si2O6
Si AnorthiteCa(Al2Si2O8)
Si TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
SSulfur
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S CooperitePtS
S Braggite(Pt,Pd,Ni)S
S Pentlandite(FexNiy)Σ9S8
S LauriteRuS2
CaCalcium
Ca DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Ca AnorthiteCa(Al2Si2O8)
CrChromium
Cr ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
FeIron
Fe Enstatite (var: Bronzite)(Mg,Fe2+)2[SiO3]2
Fe ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe IsoferroplatinumPt3Fe
Fe Pentlandite(FexNiy)Σ9S8
NiNickel
Ni Pentlandite(FexNiy)Σ9S8
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu CopperCu
AsArsenic
As SperrylitePtAs2
As PalladoarsenidePd2As
RuRuthenium
Ru LauriteRuS2
PdPalladium
Pd MicheneritePdBiTe
Pd Moncheite(Pt,Pd)(Te,Bi)2
Pd PalladoarsenidePd2As
TeTellurium
Te MicheneritePdBiTe
Te Moncheite(Pt,Pd)(Te,Bi)2
Te MaslovitePtBiTe
PtPlatinum
Pt PlatinumPt
Pt IsoferroplatinumPt3Fe
Pt SperrylitePtAs2
Pt Moncheite(Pt,Pd)(Te,Bi)2
Pt MaslovitePtBiTe
Pt CooperitePtS
Pt Braggite(Pt,Pd,Ni)S
AuGold
Au GoldAu
BiBismuth
Bi MicheneritePdBiTe
Bi Moncheite(Pt,Pd)(Te,Bi)2
Bi MaslovitePtBiTe

References

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Glen, F., van der Merwe, T., & Wood, A. (2015). Royal Bafokeng Platinum (Pty) Ltd. Report Number: 470328/Draft EIAr/EMPR Amendment Report

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