Bon Accord Lagerstätte


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Bon Accord 282 JU farm.

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Ein kleines Lager von Ni-Mineralien (6x3x0.3 m). Man unterscheidet mineralogisch 2 verschiedene Lager: Eines mit Sulfiden und eines mit deren Oxidationsprodukten.


Nickellagerstätte: Serpentinit.

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Bon Accord Lagerstätte

Bon Accord Lagerstätte

WGS 84: 
Lat.: 25.68305556° S, 
Long: 31.16666667° E
WGS 84: 
Lat.: 25° 40' 59" S,
   Long: 31° 10' 0" E
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Bon Accord Lagerstätte, Barberton, Ehlanzeni, Mpumalanga, ZA
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Minerals (Count: 29)

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Tredouxit  E
Analysed with energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy EDX

gelbraune Krusten von Tredouxit, Bon Accord Nickellagerstäte, Barberton, Mpumalanga, Republik Südafrika; BB 1 mm, analysiert mittels REM-EDX

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schwarzes Fragment von Cochromit, verwachsen mit Chromit, Bon Accord Nickel Deposit, Barberton, Ehlanzeni, Mpumalanga, Südafrika; BB 1 mm

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Reference- and Source indication, Literature


  • Crosse (1921). Trevorit. (Typ-Publ.)
  • Partridge, F.C. (1943). Trevorite and a suggested new nickel bearing silicate from Bon Accord, Sheba Siding, Barberton district. Transact. Geol. Soc. South Africa, 46, 119-26.
  • Hiemstra, S.A. and de Waal, S.A, (1968). Nickel minerals from Barberton - III. Willemseite, a nickelian talc. National Inst. Metallurgy (South Africa), Research Report 352, 11-14. (Typ-Publ.)
  • Hiemstra, S.A. and de Waal, S.A, (1968). Nickel minerals from Barberton - II. Nimite. IMA 1969-012. National Inst. Metallurgy (South Africa), Res. Rep. 352, 11-14. (Typ-Publ.)
  • De Waal, S.A. (1969). Nickel minerals from Barberton, South Africa: I Ferroan trevorite. Am. Min., 54, 1204-08.
  • De Waal, S.A., (1970a). Nickel minerals from Barberton, South Africa: II Nimite, a nickel rich chlorite. Am. Min., 55, 18-30. (Typ-Publ.)
  • De Waal, S.A., (1970b). Nickel minerals from Barberton, South Africa: III Willemseite, a nickel rich talc. Am. Min., 55, 31-42. (Typ-Publ.)
  • De Waal, S.A. and Viljoen, E.A. (1971). Nickel minerals from Barberton, South Africa: IV Reevesite, a member of the hydrotalcite group. Am. Min., 56, 1077-81.
  • De Waal, S.A. (1972). Nickel minerals from Barberton, South Africa: V Trevorite, redescribed. Am. Min., 57, 1524-27.
  • De Waal, S.A. and Calk, L.C. (1973). Nickel minerals from Barberton, South Africa: VI Liebenbergite, a nickel olivine. Am. Min., 58, 733-35. (Typ-Publ.)
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  • De Waal, S.A. (1978). Nickel minerals from Barberton - VIII. The spinels cochromite and nichromite and their significance to the origin of the Bon Accord nickel deposit: Bull. du Bureau de Recherches Géologiques et Miniéres. Section 2 (Géol. Gites Minéraux), 225-30. (Typ-Publ.)
  • De Waal, S.A. (1978). The nickel deposit at Bon Accord, Barberton, South Africa a proposed paleometeorite. Spec. Publ. Geol. Soc. South Africa, 4, 87-98.
  • De Waal, S.A. (1979). The metamorphism of the Bon Accord nickel deposit by the Nelspruit Granite. Transact. Geol. Soc. South Africa, 82, 335-42.
  • Southwood, M.J. (1984). A preliminary investigation of nickel sulphide mineralization on the farm "Bon Accord", near Barberton. MINTEK Report (unpubl.), Johannesburg, 138, 4 S.
  • De Waal, S.A. (1986). The Bon Accord nickel occurrence at Barberton. In: Anhaeusser, C.R. and Maske, S., (Eds.). Mineral Deposits of Southern Africa, Vols I & II, Geol. Soc. South Africa, Johannesburg, 287-91.
  • De Wit, M.J., Tredoux, M., Hart, R.J., Armstrong, R. and Sellschop, J.P.F. (1986). Platinoids in a 3.6 Ga nickel iron occurrence: implications for early terrestrial evolution and iridium anomalies. Abstr. 7. Lunar and Planetary Science Conf., Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston, 184-85.
  • Tredoux, M., de Wit, M.J., Hart, R.J., Armstrong, R.A., Lindsay, N.M. and Sellschop, P.F. (1989). Platinum group elements in a 3.5 Ga nickel-iron occurrence: possible evidence for a deep mantle origin. J. Geophys. Res., 94(B1), 795-813.
  • Anthony et al. (1997). Trevorit. Handbook of Mineralogy 3. 573.
  • Tredoux, M., Roelofse, F. and Shukolyukov, A. (2013). Isotope characteristics of the Bon Accord oxide body, Barberton greenstone belt, South Africa. Goldschmidt Abstr. 2013, Min. Mag., 77, S. 2351, doi:10.1180/minmag.2013.077.5.20
  • O'Driscoll, B., Clay, P.L., Cawthorn, R.G., Lenaz, D., Adetunji, J., & Kronz, A. (2014). Trevorite: Ni-rich spinel formed by metasomatism and desulfurization processes at Bon Accord, South Africa?. Min. Mag., 78, 145-63.
  • Zaccarini, F., Tredoux, M., Miller, D.E., Garuti, G., Aiglsperger, T., & Proenza, J.A. (2014). The occurrence of platinum-group element and gold minerals in the Bon Accord Ni-oxide body, South Africa. Am. Min., 99, 1774-82.
  • Chabunga, N. (2015). Nickel mineralization in the Jamestown ophiolite, Barberton greenstone belt, South Africa. MSc thesis (unpubl.). Dep. Geol., Univ. Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa, 243 S.
  • Bindi, L., Zaccarini, F., Miller, D.E. and Garuti, G. (2017). Tredouxite, IMA 2017-061. CNMNC Newsl., No.39, S.1284; Min. Mag., 81, 1279-86. (Typ-Publ.)