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Pafuri nickel deposit, Vhembe District, Limpopo, South Africai
Regional Level Types
Pafuri nickel depositDeposit
Vhembe DistrictDistrict
LimpopoProvince
South AfricaCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
22° 20' South , 31° 0' East
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35 km NW of Pafuri, 0.8 km south of Limpopo River. Deposit has not been economically exploited - specimens from outcrops.

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Standard Detailed Gallery Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List

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

13 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Annabergite
Formula: Ni3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Reference: Cairncross, B., Dixon, R. (1995) Cairncross, B., Dixon, R. (1995) Minerals of South Africa. Geological Society of South Africa, PO Box 44283, Linden 2104, South Africa.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Cairncross, B., Dixon, R. (1995) Cairncross, B., Dixon, R. (1995) Minerals of South Africa. Geological Society of South Africa, PO Box 44283, Linden 2104, South Africa.
Gaspéite
Formula: Ni(CO3)
Reference: Cairncross, B., Dixon, R. (1995) Cairncross, B., Dixon, R. (1995) Minerals of South Africa. Geological Society of South Africa, PO Box 44283, Linden 2104, South Africa.
Glaukosphaerite
Formula: (Cu,Ni)2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Cairncross, B., Dixon, R. (1995) Cairncross, B., Dixon, R. (1995) Minerals of South Africa. Geological Society of South Africa, PO Box 44283, Linden 2104, South Africa.
Hellyerite
Formula: NiCO3 · 5.5H2O
Description: A light blue amorphous mineral found in the nickel deposit.
Reference: Cairncross, B. and Dixon, R., (1995) Cairncross, B., Dixon, R. (1995) Cairncross, B., Dixon, R. (1995) Minerals of South Africa. Geological Society of South Africa, PO Box 44283, Linden 2104, South Africa.. The Geological Society of South Africa: 212.
Millerite
Formula: NiS
Reference: Cairncross, B., Dixon, R. (1995) Cairncross, B., Dixon, R. (1995) Minerals of South Africa. Geological Society of South Africa, PO Box 44283, Linden 2104, South Africa.
Népouite
Formula: (Ni,Mg)3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Cairncross, B. and Dixon, R., (1995) Cairncross, B., Dixon, R. (1995) Cairncross, B., Dixon, R. (1995) Minerals of South Africa. Geological Society of South Africa, PO Box 44283, Linden 2104, South Africa.. The Geological Society of South Africa, 227 pp.
Otwayite
Formula: Ni2(CO3)(OH)2 · H2O
Reference: Cairncross, B., Dixon, R. (1995) Cairncross, B., Dixon, R. (1995) Minerals of South Africa. Geological Society of South Africa, PO Box 44283, Linden 2104, South Africa.
Polydymite
Formula: Ni2+Ni3+2S4
Reference: Cairncross, B. and Dixon, R., (1995) Cairncross, B., Dixon, R. (1995) Cairncross, B., Dixon, R. (1995) Minerals of South Africa. Geological Society of South Africa, PO Box 44283, Linden 2104, South Africa.. The Geological Society of South Africa, 231 pp.
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Cairncross, B., Dixon, R. (1995) Cairncross, B., Dixon, R. (1995) Minerals of South Africa. Geological Society of South Africa, PO Box 44283, Linden 2104, South Africa.
Tetradymite
Formula: Bi2Te2S
Reference: Cairncross, B., Dixon, R. (1995) Cairncross, B., Dixon, R. (1995) Minerals of South Africa. Geological Society of South Africa, PO Box 44283, Linden 2104, South Africa.
Violarite
Formula: Fe2+Ni3+2S4
Reference: Cairncross, B., Dixon, R. (1995) Cairncross, B., Dixon, R. (1995) Minerals of South Africa. Geological Society of South Africa, PO Box 44283, Linden 2104, South Africa.
Zaratite
Formula: Ni3(CO3)(OH)4 · 4H2O ?
Reference: Cairncross, B., Dixon, R. (1995) Cairncross, B., Dixon, R. (1995) Minerals of South Africa. Geological Society of South Africa, PO Box 44283, Linden 2104, South Africa.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Millerite2.CC.20NiS
Polydymite2.DA.05Ni2+Ni3+2S4
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Tetradymite2.DC.05Bi2Te2S
Violarite2.DA.05Fe2+Ni3+2S4
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Gaspéite5.AB.05Ni(CO3)
Glaukosphaerite5.BA.10(Cu,Ni)2(CO3)(OH)2
Hellyerite5.CA.20NiCO3 · 5.5H2O
Otwayite5.DA.15Ni2(CO3)(OH)2 · H2O
Zaratite5.DA.15Ni3(CO3)(OH)4 · 4H2O ?
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Annabergite8.CE.40Ni3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Népouite9.ED.15(Ni,Mg)3(Si2O5)(OH)4

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Millerite2.8.16.1NiS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:4
Polydymite2.10.1.7Ni2+Ni3+2S4
Violarite2.10.1.8Fe2+Ni3+2S4
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:3
Tetradymite2.11.7.1Bi2Te2S
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Gaspéite14.1.1.8Ni(CO3)
Group 15 - HYDRATED NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)·xH2O
Hellyerite15.1.7.1NiCO3 · 5.5H2O
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Glaukosphaerite16a.3.1.3(Cu,Ni)2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 16b - HYDRATED CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Otwayite16b.3.2.1Ni2(CO3)(OH)2 · H2O
Zaratite16b.4.1.1Ni3(CO3)(OH)4 · 4H2O ?
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
A3(XO4)2·xH2O
Annabergite40.3.6.4Ni3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 1:1 layers
Népouite71.1.2b.3(Ni,Mg)3(Si2O5)(OH)4

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H AnnabergiteNi3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
H Glaukosphaerite(Cu,Ni)2(CO3)(OH)2
H HellyeriteNiCO3 · 5.5H2O
H Népouite(Ni,Mg)3(Si2O5)(OH)4
H OtwayiteNi2(CO3)(OH)2 · H2O
H ZaratiteNi3(CO3)(OH)4 · 4H2O ?
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C GaspéiteNi(CO3)
C Glaukosphaerite(Cu,Ni)2(CO3)(OH)2
C HellyeriteNiCO3 · 5.5H2O
C OtwayiteNi2(CO3)(OH)2 · H2O
C ZaratiteNi3(CO3)(OH)4 · 4H2O ?
OOxygen
O CalciteCaCO3
O AnnabergiteNi3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
O GaspéiteNi(CO3)
O Glaukosphaerite(Cu,Ni)2(CO3)(OH)2
O HellyeriteNiCO3 · 5.5H2O
O Népouite(Ni,Mg)3(Si2O5)(OH)4
O OtwayiteNi2(CO3)(OH)2 · H2O
O ZaratiteNi3(CO3)(OH)4 · 4H2O ?
MgMagnesium
Mg Népouite(Ni,Mg)3(Si2O5)(OH)4
SiSilicon
Si Népouite(Ni,Mg)3(Si2O5)(OH)4
SSulfur
S MilleriteNiS
S PolydymiteNi2+Ni23+S4
S ViolariteFe2+Ni23+S4
S TetradymiteBi2Te2S
S SphaleriteZnS
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
FeIron
Fe ViolariteFe2+Ni23+S4
NiNickel
Ni MilleriteNiS
Ni PolydymiteNi2+Ni23+S4
Ni AnnabergiteNi3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Ni GaspéiteNi(CO3)
Ni Glaukosphaerite(Cu,Ni)2(CO3)(OH)2
Ni HellyeriteNiCO3 · 5.5H2O
Ni Népouite(Ni,Mg)3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Ni OtwayiteNi2(CO3)(OH)2 · H2O
Ni ViolariteFe2+Ni23+S4
Ni ZaratiteNi3(CO3)(OH)4 · 4H2O ?
CuCopper
Cu Glaukosphaerite(Cu,Ni)2(CO3)(OH)2
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
AsArsenic
As AnnabergiteNi3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
TeTellurium
Te TetradymiteBi2Te2S
BiBismuth
Bi TetradymiteBi2Te2S

References

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Cairncross, B. and Dixon, R., (1995) Minerals of South Africa. The Geological Society of South Africa. 54 pp.

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