Njombe

Occurrence in Iringa, Tanzania with commodities Platinum, Chromium, Iron

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10038696
MRDS ID M046116
Record type Site
Current site name Njombe

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: 34.33457, -9.49761 (WGS84)
Relative position 100 KM SE MBEYA AND WEST OF NJOMBE.
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Geographic areas

Country State
Tanzania Iringa

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Platinum Primary
Chromium Primary
Iron Primary

Comments on the commodity information

  • SEVEN OUT NINE SAMPLES SHOW PT. THREE ALMOST ECONOMIC, PT ALSO SEENIN SMALL AMOUNTS IN PAN CONCENTRATES OF ALLUVIAL GRAVELS

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Mafic Intrusive Rock > Gabbro > Norite
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Mafic Intrusive Rock > Gabbro > Norite

Nearby scientific data

(1) 34.33457, -9.49761

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Metallic
Significant No

Mining district

District name Njombe

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M046116

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    TEALE, E. O., OATES, F., 1946, TANG. GEOL. DIV., BULL. 16, P. 163

  • Deposit

    STOCKLEY, G.M., 1948, TANG. GEOL. DIV., BULL 18, P. 50 - 51.

  • Deposit

    COLONIAL OFFICE, 1950 IN BEARD(ED) COLONIAL GEOL.& MIN. RES. (LONDON. H.M.S.O., COLONIAL) V.1

  • Deposit

    ISHEGIZE, I.A., NOVEMBER , 1993-MINERAL RESOURCES DEPT. DODOMA, TANZANIA, ORAL COMMUNICATION.

  • Deposit

    NDONDE, P.B., NOVEMBER, 1993- MINERAL RESOURCES DEPT. DODOMA, TANZANIA, ORAL COMMUNICATION.

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit OCCURRENCE IN BASIC INTRUSIVE SAMPLES
Deposit INFORMATION IN RECORD NO. M046114 HAS BEEN TRANSFERED TO THIS RECORD. M046114 HAS BEEN DELETED.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-JUL-1975 Snyder, Walter S. U.S. Geological Survey
Updater 01-NOV-1993 Frank, Dave U.S. Geological Survey