Beatrix Mines Limited

Producer in South Africa with commodities Gold, Silver, Uranium

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10081614
MRDS ID W033824
Record type Site
Current site name Beatrix Mines Limited
Related records 10304679

Geographic coordinates

Point of reference Approximate
Geographic coordinates: 25.09406, -28.99506 (WGS84)
Elevation 1380
Relative position 25 KM EAST OF WELKOM IN THE ORANGE FREE STATE
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Geographic areas

Country
South Africa

Comments on the location information

  • THE MINE IS LOCATED AT THE MOST SOUTHERLY TIP OF THE GOLD MINING ACTIVITY IN THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA, AND IS 140 KM FROM BUFFELSFONTEIN MINE WHICH IS THE OPERATOR.

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Gold Primary
Silver Secondary
Uranium Secondary

Alteration

  • (Local) None

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Metamorphic Rock > Metasedimentary Rock > Quartzite
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Neoproterozoic
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Neoproterozoic
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Neoproterozoic
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Neoproterozoic

Nearby scientific data

Approximate (1) 25.09406, -28.99506

Ore body information

  • General form TABULAR BLANKET
    Dip +/-3-15 DEGREES
    Thickness 3M
    Depth to bottom 1400M
    Depth to top 500M
    Width 0.3M

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Karoo Sediments Are Traversed By Younger Dolorite Dykes And Sills. Gentle Undulation

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Medium
Significant No
Discovery year 1935
Discoverer Union Corporation
Year of first production 1983

Mining district

District name Virginia District, Orange Free State Area Of The Withwatersrand Goldfields

Land status

Ownership category Private

Ownership information

  • Type Operator
    Owner Buffelsfontein Gold Mining Co.
  • Type Owner
    Owner Buffelsfontein Gold Mining Co. (Gencor)

Production statistics

  • Year 1984
    Material ORE AU
    Accuracy Accurate
    Description Ap_Grade: ^0.115 Toz Au/Met Ton Ore Milled
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Minor Ore Gold Gold 0g/mt
  • Year 1984
    Material AU
    Accuracy Accurate
    Description Ap_Grade: ^0.172 Toz Au/Met Ton Ore Milled
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Minor Gold Gold 0g/mt
  • Year 1985
    Material ORE AU
    Accuracy Accurate
    Description Ap_Grade: ^0.197 Toz Au/Met Ton Ore Milled
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Minor Ore Gold Gold 0g/mt
  • Year 1986
    Material ORE
    Accuracy Accurate
    Description Cp_Grade: ^0.260 T02 Au/Met Ton Ore
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Minor Ore Gold Gold 0g/mt
  • Year 1986
    Material ORE
    Accuracy Accurate
    Description Cp_Grade: ^0.260 Toz Au/Met Ton Ore Milled
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Minor Ore Gold Gold 0g/mt

Comments on the production information

  • FULL PRODUCTION OF 170,000 TONS/MONTH SHOULD BE REACHED IN THE THIRD QUARTER OF 1985.

Reserves and resources

  • Type In-situ
    Estimate year 1986
    Total resources 336,000,000mt ore
    Commodity Subtype Grade units Group Importance Year
    Gold Au 8.086 g/mt Gold Major 1986

Comments on the reserve resource information

  • CHAMBER OF MINES OF SOUTH AFRICA - 1986 ; CHAMBER OF MINES ANALYSIS OF WORKING RESULTS ; CHAMBER OF MINES ANALYSIS OF WORKING RESULTS

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Underground
    Area 2219.04HA
    Overall depth 1300M

Comments on the workings information

  • BEATRIX REEF MINED. ALSO KNOWN AS ELDORADO REEF. IN SITU REEF VALUE 956 CM G/T. TWO SHAFTS - NOS. 1 AND 2. A THIRD SHAFT MAY BE SUNK AT A LATER STAGE TO INCREASE PRODUCTION BY 40% OR MORE.

Comments on development

  • DEV$: 383 ; EXPAN$: 30 ; ECON.COM: LIFE OF MINE ESTIMATED AT 27 YEARS AT A MILLING RATE OF 2 MILLION TONS PER ANNUM. EXTRACTION OF URANIUM CONTENT OF THE ORE IS NOT ECONOMICALLY JUSTIFIED AT PRESENT. WORKING COSTS ARE CURRENTLY ESTIMATED AT ABOUT R52/TON.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS W033824

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    S.A. MINING WORLD - NOVEMBER 1982

  • Deposit

    GEOLOGY FOR SOUTH AFRICAN STUDENTS - G.N.G. HAMILTON AND H.B.S. COOKE. 1960

  • Deposit

    BEATRIX MINES LIMITED - PRELISTING STATEMENT

  • Production

    CHAMBER OF MINES OF SOUTH AFRICA ; CHAMBER OF MINES ANALYSIS OF WORKING RESULTS-1986 ; CHAMBER OF MINES ANALYSIS OF WORKING RESULTS - 1985

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit MINEABLE TONNAGE OF REEF - 45.4 MILLION
Deposit INFORMATION MERGED FROM RECORD NUMBER W044628 ; W055260
Deposit Discovery Year: 1930'S

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-JUL-1985 Mccarter, Lorna D Department of State
Updater 01-JUL-1987 Mccarter, Lorna D Department of State
Updater 01-MAR-1986 Mccarter, Lorna D Department of State
Updater 01-JUN-1987 Mccarter, Lorna D. Department of State