Gamsberg Zn-Pb Prospect

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10073112
MRDS ID W018942
Record type Site
Current site name Gamsberg Zn-Pb Prospect
Related records 10305004

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: 18.85158, -29.0466 (WGS84)
Relative position 10 KM E OF AGGENEYS (AGGENEIS ?), 128 KM E. OF OKIEP IN NW CAPE PROVINCE (NAMAQUALAND)
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Geographic areas

Country State
South Africa Eastern Cape

Comments on the location information

  • LAT. AND LONG. ARE FOR AGGENEYS

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Zinc Primary
Lead Tertiary

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

Ownership information

  • Type Owner
    Owner Newmont, O. Okiep

Comments on the production information

  • START-UP SCHEDULED FOR 1980

Reserves and resources

  • Type In-situ
    Estimate year 1975
    Total resources 82,000,000,000mt ore
    Commodity Subtype Grade units Group Importance Year
    Zinc Zn 7.4 wt-pct Zinc Major 1975
    Lead Pb 0.55 wt-pct Lead Trace 1975

Comments on development

  • ECON.COM: PLAN START UP FOR 1980

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS W018942

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    STAFF, 1975, MINING JOURNAL 9-5-75 P. 165

  • Reserve-Resource

    MINING JOURNAL 9-5-75 P. 165

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-JAN-1977 Schruben, Paul G. U.S. Geological Survey