Black Mountain Pb - Cu - Zn - Ag Deposit

Prospect in Eastern Cape, South Africa with commodities Lead, Copper, Zinc, Silver

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10073111
MRDS ID W018940
Record type Site
Current site name Black Mountain Pb - Cu - Zn - Ag Deposit
Related records 10183005

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: 18.85158, -29.0466 (WGS84)
Relative position AT AGGENEYS BETWEEN POFADDER AND SPRINGBOK
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Geographic areas

Country State
South Africa Eastern Cape

Comments on the location information

  • LAT. LONG. ARE FOR AGGENEYS

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Lead Primary
Copper Primary
Zinc Tertiary
Silver Tertiary

Analytical data

Result OPEN PIT RESV. GRADE 0.6% CU, 2.3% PB, 0.5% ZN, 25 G/MT AG

Nearby scientific data

(1) 18.85158, -29.0466

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Prospect
Commodity type Metallic
Significant No
Discovery method Ore-Mineral In Place

Mining district

District name Aggeneys Area

Ownership information

  • Type Owner
    Owner Phelps Dodge

Comments on the production information

  • PLAN 1.125 MIL TPY ORE, YIELDING CONCENTRATES OF COPPER 22,000 TPY, LEAD 132,000 TPY, ZINC 35,000 TPY. 1980 START UP

Reserves and resources

  • Type In-situ
    Estimate year 1977
    Total resources 51,000,000,000mt ore
    Commodity Subtype Grade units Group Importance Year
    Lead Pb 2.3 wt-pct Lead Major 1977
    Copper Cu 0.6 wt-pct Copper Major 1977
    Zinc Zn 0.5 wt-pct Zinc Trace 1977
    Silver Ag 25 g/mt Silver Trace 1977

Comments on the reserve resource information

  • ITEM 1 - MOSTLY OPEN PIT ORE. ITEM 2 - UNDERGROUND ORE
  • ITEM 1 - MOSTLY OPEN PIT ORE. ITEM 2 - UNDERGROUND ORE.

Comments on development

  • MILL.CAP: 1125 MET TONS ; ECON.YEAR: 1980

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS W018940

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    STAFF, 1977, U.S. STATE DEPT. AIRGRAM A-5937; INDUSTRIAL OUTLOOK REPORT: MINERALS, SOUTH AFRICA, 1-31-77 P. 6

  • Production

    MINING JOURNAL 5-13-77 P. 362

  • Reserve-Resource

    U.S. STATE DEPT. AIRGRAM 1-31-77 P. 62

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-JAN-1976 Schruben, Paul G. U.S. Geological Survey