Libanon

Producer in South Africa with commodities Gold, Platinum, Osmium, Iridium, Rhodium, Ruthenium

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10106893
MRDS ID M046312
Record type Site
Current site name Libanon
Alternate or previous names Libanon Gold Mining Co. Ltd.
Related records 10183578

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: 27.65146, -26.24661 (WGS84)
Relative position 4 MILES SOUTH OF WESTONARIA
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Geographic areas

Country
South Africa

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Gold Primary
Platinum Secondary
Osmium Secondary
Iridium Secondary
Rhodium Secondary
Ruthenium Secondary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Chalcopyrite Ore
Galena Ore
Pyrite Ore
Pyrrhotite Ore
Sphalerite Ore
Uraninite Ore

Analytical data

Result COMPOSITION OF PLATINOIDS IN PERCENT: IR = 33.9, OS = 34.6, RU = 15.9, PT = 14.5, RH = 1.1

Nearby scientific data

(1) 27.65146, -26.24661

Ore body information

  • General form LITHIFIED PLACER

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Significant No

Mining district

District name West Wits Line Area Witwatersrand

Ownership information

  • Type Owner
    Owner Gold Fields

Comments on the production information

  • WORKS THE MAIN REEF GROUP. AU/PT = 9610:1

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M046312

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    MERTIE, 1969, ECON. GEOL. PT METALS: USGS PROF. PAPER 630, P. 45 - 48

  • Deposit

    COUSINS, 1973, PLATINOIDS IN THE WITWATERSRAND SYSTEM: JOUR. S. AFRICA INST. MIN. AND METALL., V. 73, NO. 6, P. 3 - 5

  • Deposit

    WAGNER, 1929, PT DEPOSITS AND MINES OF SOUTH AFRICA: STRUIK (PTY) LTD., CAPETOWN 1973, P. 32 - 40

  • Deposit

    PARK AND MACDIARMID, 1970, ORE DEPOSITS.

  • Deposit

    5) MINING JOURNAL, 1977, DEV. AND MILLING, V.288.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-NOV-1975 Blair, Will N. U.S. Geological Survey