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Wessel's Mine (Wessels Mine)

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Südafrika / Nordkap (Northern Cape), Provinz / Kalahari Manganese Field / Hotazel / Wessel's Mine (Wessels Mine)

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

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1 senkrechter und 2 Schrägschächte. Gemeinsamer Betrieb mit dem benachbarten Mamatwan Tagebau.

Ge­ol­o­gy

Mn-Mineralisation. Besonders gut kristallisierte Mineralien. Seltene Rarität: Andradit pseudomorph nach Rhodochrosit.

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Wessel's Mine (Wessels Mine)



Wessel's Mine (Wessels Mine)

WGS 84: 
Lat.: 27.112879° S, 
Long: 22.851537° E
WGS 84: 
Lat.: 27° 6' 46.364" S,
   Long: 22° 51' 5.533" E
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⚒ Wessel's, Hotazel, Kalahari Manganese Field, Nordkap, ZA
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Minerals (Count: 133)

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Hämatit
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Hämatit
FO.: Wessel's Mine, Hotazel, Kalahari Manganerz Feld, Provinz Nordkap (Northern Cape), Republik Südafrika / Stufengröße: 5,9 x 4,3 cm
Copyright: Hrouda; Contribution: Hrouda
Collection: Hrouda
Location: Südafrika/Nordkap (Northern Cape), Provinz/Kalahari Manganese Field/Hotazel/Wessel's Mine (Wessels Mine)
Mineral: Hematite
Image: 1588630179
Rating: 10 (votes: 1)
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Hämatit

FO.: Wessel's Mine, Hotazel, Kalahari Manganerz Feld, Provinz Nordkap (Northern Cape), Republik Südafrika / Stufengröße: 5,9 x 4,3 cm

Collection: Hrouda
Copyright: Hrouda
Contribution: Hrouda 2020-05-05
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Hämatit
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Hämatit
Wessels Mine, Hotazel, Kalahari Manganese Fields Northern Cape Province, Südafrika Größe: 4,4 x 3,5 cm
Copyright: Rob Lavinsky; Contribution: Collector
Location: Südafrika/Nordkap (Northern Cape), Provinz/Kalahari Manganese Field/Hotazel/Wessel's Mine (Wessels Mine)
Mineral: Hematite
Image: 1182402636
Rating: 9.25 (votes: 4)
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Hämatit

Wessels Mine, Hotazel, Kalahari Manganese Fields Northern Cape Province, Südafrika Größe: 4,4 x 3,5 cm

Copyright: Rob Lavinsky
Contribution: Collector 2007-06-21
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Hämatit
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Hämatit
Wessels Mine, Hotazel, Kalahari Manganese Fields, Northern Cape Province, Südafrika; Größe: 4,1 x 3,7 cm
Copyright: Rob Lavinsky; Contribution: Collector
Location: Südafrika/Nordkap (Northern Cape), Provinz/Kalahari Manganese Field/Hotazel/Wessel's Mine (Wessels Mine)
Mineral: Hematite
Image: 1182402766
Rating: 9.21 (votes: 14)
License: Usage for Mineralienatlas project only
Hämatit

Wessels Mine, Hotazel, Kalahari Manganese Fields, Northern Cape Province, Südafrika; Größe: 4,1 x 3,7 cm

Copyright: Rob Lavinsky
Contribution: Collector 2007-06-21
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External Databases

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https://www.mindat.org/loc-3071.html

External links

Cairncross, B. 2019, Connoisseur\'s Choice: Vonbezingite, Wessels Mine, Kalahari Manganese Field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa, Rocks&Minerals, Vol. 94, May/June 2019 , S.250-253.
Cairncross, B. 2017, Connoisseur\'s Choice: Sugilite, Wessels Mine, Kalahari Manganese Field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa, Rocks&Minerals, Vol. 92, November/December 2017, S. 550-555.

Reference- and Source indication, Literature

Literatur:

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  • Armbruster, T., Oberhänsli, R. & Bermanec, V. (1992). Crystal structure of SrMn2(Si2O7)(OH)2xH2O, a new mineral of the lawsonite type. Eur.J.Mineral., 4, S.17-22.
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  • Fritsch, E. & Shigley, J.E. (1994). Causes of the purple and pink colours of manganoan sugilites from the Wessels mine, S Africa. Min. Mag., Vol.58, S.681-85.
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  • Gutzmer, J. & Cairncross, B. (2002): Spectacular Minerals from the Kalahari Manganese Field, S Africa. Rocks & Min., 77(2), 94-107.
  • Armbruster, T., Gnos, E., Dixon, R. Gutzmer, J., Hejny, C., Döbelin, N. & Medenbach, O. (2002). Manganvesuvianite and Tweddillite, two new Mn3+-silicate minerals from the Kalahari manganese fields, S Africa. Min. Mag., Vol.66, S.137-50. (Typ-Publ.) -Der Name "Tweddill" wurde anfänglich vergeben. Jetzt wegen seiner chemischen Ähnlichkeit zu Piemontit als Manganipiemontit-(Sr) geführt.
  • Weiß, S. (2002). Neue Mineralien: Tweddillit. Lapis, Jg.27, Nr.11, S.40-43.
  • Weiß, S. (2002). Neue Mineralien: Manganvesuvian. Lapis, Jg.27, Nr.11, S.40-43.
  • Gutzmer, J. & Cairncross, B. (2002). Spectacular Minerals from the Kalahari Manganese Field, S Africa. Rocks & Min., Vol.77, H.2, S.94-107.
  • Gnos, E., Armbruster, T., & Villa, I.M. (2003). Norrishite, K(Mn..Li)(Si4O10(O)2, an oximica associated with sugilite from the Wessels Mine, S Africa: Crystal chemistry and 40Ar-39Ar dating. Am. Min., Vol.88, S.189-94.
  • Hålenius, U., Häussermann, U. & Harryson, H. (2005). Holtstamite, Ca3(Al,Mn3+)2(SiO4)3-x(H4O4)x, a new tetragonal hydrogarnet from Wessels Mine, S Africa. Eur.J.Min., 17, S.375-82. (Typ-Publ.)
  • Weiß, S. (2005). Neue Mineralien: Holtstamit. Lapis, Jg.30, Nr.9, S.61-64.
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  • Yang, H. et al. (2012). Scottyit. Am.Min. 97, IMA 2012-027.
  • Rumsey, M.S., Welch, M.D. and Spratt, J. (2013). Diegogattaite, IMA 2012-096. CNMNC Newsl., No.16, S.2704; Min. Mag., 77, 2695-2709. (Typ-Publ.)
  • Rumsey, M. S., Welch, M. D., Kampf, A. R., & Spratt, J. (2013). Diegogattaite, Na2CaCu2Si8O20· H2O: a new nanoporous copper sheet silicate from Wessels Mine, Kalahari Manganese Fields, Rep. S Africa. Min. Mag., 77(8), 3155-62. (Typ-Publ.)
  • Cairncross, B., and Beukes, N.J. (2013). The Kalahari Manganese Field, the adventure continues. Struik Nature Publ., Cape Town, S Africa.
  • Yang, H. et al. (2013). Lavinskyit. Am.Min. 98, IMA 2012-028. (Typ-Publ.)
  • Giester, G., Lengauer, C.L., Pristacz, H., Rieck, B. and von Bezing, K.-L. (2013). Cairncrossite, IMA 2013-012. CNMNC Newsl., No.16, S.2703; Min. Mag., 77, 2695-2709. (Typ-Publ.)
  • Yang, H., Downs, R.T., Evans, S., Pinch, W. (2013): Scottyite, the natural analogue of synthetic BaCu2Si2O7, a new mineral from the Wessels mine, Kalahari Manganese Fields, S Africa. Am. Min., 98, 478–84. (Typ-Publ.)
  • Yang, H., Downs, R.T., Evans, S.H., Pinch, W.W. (2014): Lavinskyite, K(LiCu)Cu6(Si4O11)2(OH)4, isotypic with planchéite, a new mineral from the Wessels mine, Kalahari Manganese Fields, S Africa. Am. Min., 99, 525-30. (Typ-Publ.)
  • Pohwat, P.W. et al. (2014). Marshallsussmanit. Rocks & Min. 89, S.258-60. IMA 2013-067. (Typ-Publ.) Nach IMA diskreditiert. Neue Bezeichnung: Schizolith.
  • Giester, G., Lengauer, C.L., Pristacz, H., Rieck, B., Topa, D., von Bezing, K.-L. (2016): Cairncrossite, a new phyllosilicate from the Wessels Mine, Kalahari Manganese Field, S Africa. Eur. J. Min., 28, 495-505. (Typ-Publ.)
  • Panikorovskii, T.L. et al. (2017). Cyprine, Ca19Cu2+(Al,Mg,Mn)12Si18O68(OH)10, a new vesuvianite-group mineral from the Wessels mine, South Africa. Eur. J. Min.: 29: 295-306. (Typ-Publ.)
  • Cairncross, B. (2019). Südafrika. In: Rhodochrosit. ExtraLapis, Nr.56, S.12-33. Weise Verlag München.
  • Yang, H. et al. (2019). Meieranite, Na2Sr3MgSi6O17, a New Mineral from the Wessels Mine, Kalahari Manganese Fields, South Africa. Can.Min. Vol. 7, Nr.4, S.457-66. (Typ-Publ.)
  • Hexiong Yang; Xiangping Gu; Michael M. Scott: Hydroxymcglassonite-(K), KSr4Si8O20(OH)·8H2O, the first Sr-bearing member of the apophyllite group, from the Wessels mine, Kalahari Manganese Field, South Africa. American Mineralogist Vol. 107, Nr. 9 (2022) S. 1818-1822. doi: 10.2138/am-2022-8210

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