New Modder

Producer in South Africa with commodities Gold, Platinum, Osmium, Iridium, Ruthenium, Rhodium, Copper, Uranium, Lead, Zinc

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10038864
MRDS ID M046335
Record type Site
Current site name New Modder
Alternate or previous names New Modderfontein Gold Mining Co., Ltd.

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: 28.37923, -26.1841 (WGS84)
Relative position 3 MILES EAST OF BENONI
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Geographic areas

Country
South Africa

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Gold Primary
Platinum Secondary
Osmium Secondary
Iridium Secondary
Ruthenium Secondary
Rhodium Secondary
Copper Tertiary
Uranium Tertiary
Lead Tertiary
Zinc Tertiary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Chalcopyrite Ore
Galena Ore
Pyrite Ore
Pyrrhotite Ore
Sphalerite Ore
Uraninite Ore

Nearby scientific data

(1) 28.37923, -26.1841

Ore body information

  • General form LITHIFIED PLACER

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Significant No

Mining district

District name East Rand Basin Area

Comments on the production information

  • WORKS MAIN REEF GROUP. AU/PT RECOVERY = 1060:1

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M046335

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    MERTIE, 1969, ECON. GEOL. PT METALS: USGS PROF. PAPER 630, P. 45 - 48

  • Deposit

    COUSINS, 1973, PLATINOIDS IN THE WITWATERSRAND SYSTEM: JOUR. S. AFRICA INST. MIN. AND METALL., V. 73, NO. 6, P. 3 - 5

  • Deposit

    WAGNER, 1929, PT MINES AND DEPOSITS OF SOUTH AFRICA: STRUIK (PTY) LTD., CAPETOWN 1973, P. 32 - 40

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-NOV-1975 Blair, Will N. U.S. Geological Survey