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Geita Mine, Geita Region, Tanzaniai
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Geita open pit gold mine, 2005

Geita Mine, Geita Region, Tanzania
Geita open pit gold mine, 2005

Geita Mine, Geita Region, Tanzania
Geita open pit gold mine, 2005

Geita Mine, Geita Region, Tanzania
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
2° 51' 55'' South , 32° 11' 2'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Owned/operated by:
Locality type:
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Geita40,000 (2018)5.4km
Kasamwa27,681 (2016)27.7km
Katoro49,691 (2016)36.3km
Buseresere52,870 (2018)38.6km


Gold mine in Banded Iron Formation, 50 km south of Lake Victoria, opened 2000.

Located in Sukumaland Greenstones, Geita Greenstone Belt.

A gallery has unspecified sulfate efflorescences (Kühn & Germann, 1992).

Regions containing this locality

Somali Plate (Somalia Plate)Tectonic Plate

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Commodity List

This is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded from this region.


Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities

6 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Ankerite
Formula: Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Reference: Kühn, S. & Germann, K. (1992): Metallogenetisches Modell für die an eine archaische Eisenformation gebundene Gold-Sulfid-Vererzung von Geita, Tansania. Z. angew. Geol. 38, 105-106.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Kühn, S. & Germann, K. (1992): Metallogenetisches Modell für die an eine archaische Eisenformation gebundene Gold-Sulfid-Vererzung von Geita, Tansania. Z. angew. Geol. 38, 105-106.
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: Kühn, S. & Germann, K. (1992): Metallogenetisches Modell für die an eine archaische Eisenformation gebundene Gold-Sulfid-Vererzung von Geita, Tansania. Z. angew. Geol. 38, 105-106.
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: Kühn, S. & Germann, K. (1992): Metallogenetisches Modell für die an eine archaische Eisenformation gebundene Gold-Sulfid-Vererzung von Geita, Tansania. Z. angew. Geol. 38, 105-106.
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Reference: Kühn, S. & Germann, K. (1992): Metallogenetisches Modell für die an eine archaische Eisenformation gebundene Gold-Sulfid-Vererzung von Geita, Tansania. Z. angew. Geol. 38, 105-106.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Kühn, S. & Germann, K. (1992): Metallogenetisches Modell für die an eine archaische Eisenformation gebundene Gold-Sulfid-Vererzung von Geita, Tansania. Z. angew. Geol. 38, 105-106.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Gold1.AA.05Au
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Ankerite5.AB.10Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Gold1.1.1.1Au
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
AB(XO3)2
Ankerite14.2.1.2Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

CCarbon
C AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
OOxygen
O QuartzSiO2
O AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
MgMagnesium
Mg AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
CaCalcium
Ca AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
FeIron
Fe AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
AuGold
Au GoldAu

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
J. Afr.Earth Sci., 18 (2), 111-121
Geol. Jb., D 100, 545-595
Geol. Rundschau, 79 (2), 355-371.
Kühn, S. and Germann, K. (1992) Metallogenetisches Modell für die an eine archaische Eisenformation gebundene Gold-Sulfid-Vererzung von Geita, Tansania. Z. angew. Geol. 38, 105-106.
Vos, I.M.A. et al. (2009) The geology and mineralization at the Golden Pride gold deposit, Nzega Greenstone Belt, Tanzania. Mineralium Deposita, 44, 751-764.

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Wikipedia:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geita_Gold_Mine

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