Wessels Mine (Wessel's Mine), Hotazel, Kalahari manganese field ...

Wessels Mine (Wessel's Mine), Hotazel, Kalahari manganese field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa : A manganese mine located near Hotazel in North Cape province. Started in May 1973. Hydrothermal alteration of the primary Mn ore produced a wealth of well-crystallised minerals. Wessels mine is ...

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Wessels - Mining Atlas

Wessels is a Manganese Mine in South Africa owned by South32. General: Although drilling at Wessels as early as 1951 exposed manganese ore, the true extent of the ore was only proved in 1966, when deeper drilling was unde... For more data on production, status, ownership, capex and other categories, see the data...

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Wessels mine - Wikipedia

The Wessels mine is a mine located in the west of South Africa in Northern Cape. Wessels represents one of the largest manganese reserve in South Africa having estimated reserves of 190.8 million tonnes of manganese ore grading 55% manganese metal.

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South Africa Manganese - South32

This manganese business is made up of two manganese mines and an alloy smelter. The open-cut Mamatwan mine started operating more than half a century ago, with the underground Wessels mine following a few years later. The Metalloys alloy smelter was built by industry pioneer Dr H.J van der Bijl back in 1939,...

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Connoisseur's Choice: Sugilite, Wessels Mine, Kalahari Manganese ...

Oct 11, 2017 ... Purple is a relatively uncommon color in the mineral world, and one of the most recognizable purple species is sugilite. It is also one of the minerals that occurs in both massive form, used extensively in the lapidary and jewelry trade (Henn 1986 Henn, U. 1986. Sugilit aus Südafrika. Zeitschrift der Deutschen...

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Marshallsussmanite, Wessels mine, Kalahari Manganese Field ...

Mineral collecting is a bit like fishing—to build a good collection you need patience and a few lines out looking to get at least one bite. But the one way mineral collecting is really like fishing is with the stories of the “one that got away.” Every collector has at least one of these stories, and probably more than a few museum...

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tshipi manganese project - Jupiter Mines

The Wessels Exploration Project consists of the prospecting rights over 3,965 ha, located north of HMM'sf Wessels Mine. The Wessels Exploration Project falls just outside the estimated sub outcrop of the Kalahari Manganese Field but could nevertheless contain possible high grade outsider manganese deposits.

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BHP Billiton | Samancor Manganese Empowerment Transaction

Dec 11, 2007 ... ... by BHP Billiton and 40% by Anglo American, announced today the successful conclusion of the due diligence process for a transaction with a Black Economic Empowerment company, Ntsimbintle Mining (Pty) Limited ("Ntsimbintle"), relating to its 100% owned Manganese mines, Wessels and Mamatwan,...

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Wessels Mine (Wessel's Mine), Hotazel, Kalahari ... - Gemdat.org

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Topic - Wessels Mine - Mining Weekly

23rd January 2015 Open pit mining and underground solutions specialist, Tenova TAKRAF Africa, has successfully completed supply of an underground apron feeder to Wessels Mine, part of BHP Billiton's Hotazel Manganese Mines, in the Northern Cape, South Africa. Tenova TAKRAF Africa is part of the global total... →...

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Cairncrossite, a new Ca-Sr (-Na) phyllosilicate from the Wessels ...

Abstract. Cairncrossite is a new phyllosilicate species found in manganese ore on dumps of the Wessels Mine, Kalahari Manganese Field, South Africa. Associated minerals are richterite, sugilite, lizardite and fibrous pectolite. It occurs as radiating platy micaceous aggregates of up to 1 cm in size. Cairncrossite is colourless...

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Applications of Mamatwan Manganese Ore - Pyro.co.za

location of the different types of ore deposits can clearly be seen from Wessels and Blackrock in the north, Hotazel in the centre, and Mamatwan and Adams in the south. Both Hotazel and Mamatwan are open-cast mines, while. Wessels, which was opened in April 1973, is an under- ground mine because of the depth of the...

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Hotazel Manganese Mines - Matasis

Hotazel Manganese Mines. Hotazel Manganese Mines (Pty) Ltd (“HMM”), located in the Kalahari Basin in the Northern Cape Province of Southern Africa, produces manganese ores and integrated ferroalloys. HMM operates two manganese mines – Wessels (underground) and Mamatwan (open-caste). The Samancor BEE...

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Junior company Lehating Mining's manganese northern cape ...

Dec 1, 2012 ... Wessels-type manganese ore is the industry's recognised manganese-grade benchmark,” director Nico Hager explains. The 90 ha property has been proven to contain grades of up to 48%. Since its inception, Lehating Mining has travelled the long road all juniors must travel to take their projects up the...

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Mineral paragenesis of the Kalahari managanese field, South Africa ...

N.J. Beukes, A.M. Burger, J. GutzmerFault controlled hydrothermal alteration of Palaeoproterozoic manganese ore in Wessels mine, Kalahari manganese field. S. Afr. J. Geol., 98 (1995), pp. 430-451. Boardman, 1941. L.G. BoardmanThe Black Rock manganese deposit in the South-Eastern Kalahari. Trans. Geol. Soc. S. Afr.

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phyllosilicate from the Wessels Mine, Kalahari Manganese Field ...

Jan 5, 2016 ... Abstract: Cairncrossite is a new phyllosilicate species found in manganese ore on dumps of the Wessels Mine, Kalahari Manganese. Field, South Africa. Associated minerals are richterite, sugilite, lizardite and fibrous pectolite. It occurs as radiating platy micaceous aggregates of up to 1 cm in size.

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Andradite Garnet from Wessels Mine, Kalahari Manganese Field ...

Online Mineral Museum Photographic Archive No. 37983: Andradite Garnet from Wessels Mine, Kalahari Manganese Field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa.

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Prehnite from the Kalahari manganese field, South Africa, and its ...

Jan 7, 2016 ... Prehnite is described herein from the N'Chwaning II mine, Kalahari manganese field for the first time. The habit and composition are atypical for the species. The mineral occurs as elongated, prismatic orthorhombic yellow-orange crystals arranged in sprays and/or aggregates. It is associated with...

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Paleomagnetic Constraints on Ages of ... - Semantic Scholar

Geologic framework of paleomagnetic samples collected from the. Kalahari manganese field (KMF), after Beukes et al. (1995). A. Location map for sampled mines in the KMF. B. Location of samples within the previously recognized Mamatwan-Wessels alteration sequence. Braunite-lutite = leastaltered Mamatwan-type ore,...

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Jaison Rajan Pr Eng | Professional Profile - LinkedIn

I am an accredited Professional Engineer (20080142) with a Mine Manager's certificate of competency. I am currently employed as a Mine Manager for an underground bord and pillar mining operation winning manganese ore at Wessels mine in the Northern Cape, South Africa. This operation is part of the BHP Billiton...

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Mineral Specimen 3156 Hydroxyapophyllite-(K) on Calcite from ...

Hydroxyapophyllite-(K) on Calcite from Wessels Mine, Hotazel, Kalahari manganese fields, Northern Cape Province, South Africa M&W Minerals Fine Mineral Specimens presented by Walter Kellogg.

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Lavinskyite, K(LiCu)Cu6(Si4O11)2(OH)4 ... - University of Arizona

been found in the Wessels mine, Kalahari Manganese Fields, Northern Cape Province, South Africa. Associated minerals include wesselsite, pectolite, richterite, sugilite, and scottyite. Lavinskyite crystals are tabular [parallel to (010)]. The mineral is light blue, transparent with very pale blue streak and vitreous luster.

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Brucite - MD-215491 - Wessels Mine (Wessel's Mine) - South Africa ...

MD-215491: Brucite: Small Cabinet, 7.5 x 6.2 x 4.0 cm: Wessels Mine (Wessel's Mine), Hotazel, Kalahari manganese fields, Northern Cape Province, South Africa. Wavy, curving crystals of brucite with intense blue color - very rare for the species and classic for this mine. This is a superb, robust example, with great display...

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Facility visit to Black Rock and to Beeshoek

Apr 12, 2005 ... Assmang's manganese mining operations are situated in the. Northern Cape. Province of South. Africa. Cato. Ridge. Port Elizabeth. Black Rock Mine ... distribution within each area. Mamatwan. *. Wessels. *. * Nchwaning 2. Gloria *. Nchwaning 3 *. Preparation for converting to the new mining licence.

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Diegogattaite, Na2CaCu2Si8O20·H2O: a new ... - CiteSeerX

Diegogattaite (IMA2012-096), Na2CaCu2Si8O20·H2O, is a new mineral from the Wessels mine in the. Kalahari manganese fields of South Africa. It occurs as a minor phase with other copper-bearing silicates, Cu-rich pectolite, sugilite, quartz, aegirine and undifferentiated Fe-Mn oxides. Diegogattaite is pale turquoise...

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Manganese Mining Outlook Improves, But For How Long? |

Aug 22, 2017 ... The manganese market is seemingly around a corner after supply restraint, but producers are again ramping output. ... This increase in production was due to a drawdown of stockpiles at the company's Wessels operation. The outlook for 2017 is uncertain, as production will vary according to market...

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Sugilite (Hotazel Formation, Paleoproterozoic, 2.2-2.3 Ga;… | Flickr

Sep 27, 2014 ... This sample has sugilite interbedded with black, massive braunite, a silicated manganese oxide mineral (Mn+2(Mn+3)6O8SiO4). Stratigraphy & age: Hotazel Formation, uppermost Transvaal Supergroup, Paleoproterozoic, 2.2 to 2.3 Ga. Locality: Wessels Mine, northwest of the town of Hotazel, ~80 km...

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Tshipi é Ntle Manganese Mining - South African Heritage Resource ...

Jul 22, 2013 ... PGS Heritage was appointed by SLR Consulting (Africa) (Pty) Ltd to undertake a Heritage. Impact Assessment (HIA) that forms part of the Environmental Management Plan (EMPr) for the proposed prospecting activities of Tshipi é Ntle Manganese Mining on the Remaining extent of the farm Wessels 227...

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Kalahari Manganese Field - Kuruman area (RSA)

About 1300 million years ago a widespread hydrothermal event occured in the north-western portion of the Kalahari manganese field which reached temperatures up to 450°C in the Wessels, N'Chwaning and Black Rock Mines. This event decarbonated and desilicated portions of the Hotazel Formation to the north-west...

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South32 plans a BEE boost - BusinessLIVE

Aug 25, 2017 ... South32 spent $356m on capital projects in the past year, including $37m on the second phase of underground development at the Wessels manganese mine. In the past year, the company has also made an $81m investment into Arizona Mining and signed other agreements in exploration projects.

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Samancor Manganese (Pty) Ltd and Advalloy (Pty) Ltd (32/LM/Apr06 ...

Jul 5, 2006 ... At its Hotazel plant, Samancor Manganese operates two mines namely Mamatwan and Wessels. Mamatwan is an open-cast operation, mining a 20-metre thick body of lower-grade manganese ore overlain by 50 meters of Kalahari sand, gravels and concrete. At the Wessels plant, underground mining of a...

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Hotazel Manganese Mine, Mining, Northern Cape, ...053 742 2

Hotazel Manganese Mine Phone and Map of Address: 1 Peperboom Ave, Hotazel, 8490, South Africa, Northern Cape, Business Reviews, Consumer Complaints and Ratings for Mining in Northern Cape. Contact Now!

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Major Mines & Projects | Hotazel Mine - Mining Industry Data

Dec 3, 2017 ... The high-grade manganese ores (>42 wt % Mn) in the northwestern portion of the Kalahari Manganese Field (Wessels, Black Reck and the N'chwaning Mines) consist of braunite II , bixbyite, hausmannite, hematite, calcite and andradite, with trace amounts of braunite. In contrast to this, the low-grade...

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Edwin Wessels Profiles | Facebook

View the profiles of people named Edwin Wessels. Join Facebook to connect with Edwin Wessels and others you may know. Facebook gives people the power to...

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Sugilite - RealGems.org

Formula: KNa2(Fe2+,Mn2+,Al)2Li3Si12O30. Mineral class: silicates. Crystal system: hexagonal. Mohs scale: 6 - 6.5. Density (g/cm3): 2.74. Refractive index: 1.607 - 1.611. Cleavage: poor. Colors: yellowish, brownish, violet. Luster: vitreous. Fluorescence: schwach. Pleochroism: - Largest Sugilite: 2 cm? Deposits: Australia...

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Sugilite Value, Price, and Jewelry Information

In 1975, a thin seam of sugilite was found in a core-drill sample from a manganese mine near Hotazel, South Africa. This material had enough manganese content to give it the deep purple coloring the gem is famous for. The deposit was small but significant because it was the first source of gem-quality sugilite. “Sugilite...

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South Africa - Minservice - Mineral Shop - Worldwide Fine Minerals ...

Kutnohorite - Wessels Mine, Hotazel, Kalahari manganese field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa (#MINS7873) Cluster of Kutnohorite xls up to 8 mm with inntense pink in color from the famous Wessels Mine of South Africa. Specimen weight:8 gr. Crystal size:Up to 8 mm. Overall size:18mm x 18 mm x 27 mm...

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Sugilite and associated metamorphic silicate minerals from Wessels ...

occurs in the lower manganese orebody at Wessels Mine, in the. Kalahari Manganese Field. This orebody was formed in the lowermost manganiferous horizon of the Hotazel Member of the. Vo~lwater. Jasper. Formati6n,· part of the volcanogenic sedimentary iron formation of the Griqualand West Sequence. At. Wessels...

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Wesselsite SrCuSi4O10 - Handbook of Mineralogy

Dec 23, 2016 ... Occurrence: In a hydrothermally-altered sedimentary manganese deposit. Association: Hennomartinite, sugulite, pectolite, xonotlite, quartz. Distribution: From the central-eastern ore body of the Wessels mine, Kalahari Manganese Field,. Northern Cape Province, South Africa. Name: Named for the Wessels...

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the sub-kalahari geology and tectonic evolution of the kalahari basin ...

Eddie Van Wyk and other staff at the Department of Water Affairs and Forestry as well as the staff at Sishen Iron Ore, Wessels Manganese and Black Rock Manganese Mines were of great help in providing much of the borehole data for South Africa. The staff at the. Geological Survey Departments of Angola, Namibia,...

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