Aggeneys #3 Zn - Pb

Occurrence in Eastern Cape, South Africa with commodities Zinc, Lead, Silver

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10078843
MRDS ID W027505
Record type Site
Current site name Aggeneys #3 Zn - Pb
Alternate or previous names Phelps Dodge Aggeneys #3

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: 18.85158, -29.0466 (WGS84)
Relative position 2.5 KM FROM BROKEN HILL DEPOSIT
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Geographic areas

Country State
South Africa Eastern Cape

Comments on the location information

  • LAT LONG ARE APPROX.

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Zinc Primary
Lead Secondary
Silver Secondary

Nearby scientific data

(1) 18.85158, -29.0466

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

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

Mining district

District name Aggeneys Dist

Ownership information

  • Type Owner
    Owner Phelps Dodge

Comments on the production information

  • PLAN 1,125,000 MTPY ORE YIELDING 132,000 MTPY ZN CONC., 35,000 MTPY PB CONC. BY 1980

Reserves and resources

  • Type In-situ
    Estimate year 1977
    Total resources 53,000,000,000mt ore
    Commodity Subtype Grade units Group Importance Year
    Zinc Zn 2.88 wt-pct Zinc Major 1977
    Lead Pb 1.23 wt-pct Lead Minor 1977
    Silver Ag 21 g/mt Silver Minor 1977

Comments on development

  • DEV$: 172.5 ; 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 W027505

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    STAFF, 1977 , MINING MAGAZINE 6 - 77 , P. 432

Reporter information

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