Broken Hill Ore Body

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10089354
MRDS ID W018941
Record type Site
Current site name Broken Hill Ore Body
Alternate or previous names Aggeneys Deposit, Black Mountain
Related records 10305062

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: 18.85158, -29.0466 (WGS84)
Relative position AT AGGENEYS, NW CAPE (NAMAQUALAND), BETWEEN POFADDER AND SPRINGBOK
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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
Lead Primary
Zinc Primary
Copper Secondary
Silver Secondary
Sulfur Secondary

Analytical data

Result ORE RESV. AVG. 0.38% CU, 4.28% PB, 2.32% ZN, 58 G/MT AG.

Nearby scientific data

(1) 18.85158, -29.0466

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Producer
Commodity type Both metallic and non-metallic
Deposit size Large
Significant No
Discovery year 1971
Discoverer Phelps Dodge
Discovery method Ore-Mineral In Place

Mining district

District name Aggeneys Area

Ownership information

  • Type Owner
    Owner Phelps Dodge

Comments on the production information

  • MINE UNDER DEVELOPMENT.

Reserves and resources

  • Type In-situ
    Estimate year 1976
    Total resources 70,000,000,000mt ore
    Commodity Subtype Grade units Group Importance Year
    Lead Pb 4.28 wt-pct Lead Major 1976
    Zinc Zn 2.32 wt-pct Zinc Major 1976
    Copper Cu 0.38 wt-pct Copper Minor 1976
    Silver Ag 53 g/mt Silver Minor 1976

Comments on development

  • ECON.COM: NEED FINANCING FOR $57.5 MIL. RAILROAD LINE

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS W018941

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    STAFF, 1976, ENGINEERING AND MINING JOUR. 11-76 P. 204, 5

  • Deposit

    SWEETWOOD, C. W., 1977, U.S. STATE DEPT. AIRGRAM A-5937, INDUSTRIAL OUTLOOK REPORT, MINERALS; 1-31-77 P 62

  • Deposit

    MINING MAGAZINE, JANUARY, 1987, P. 62.

  • Reserve-Resource

    ENGINEERING AND MINING JOUR. 11-76 P 205

Reporter information

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