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Wessel's Mine (Wessels Mine)

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Südafrika / Nordkap (Northern Cape), Provinz / Kalahari Manganese Field / Hotazel / Wessel's Mine (Wessels Mine)

Exposure description

1 senkrechter und 2 Schrägschächte. Gemeinsamer Betrieb mit dem benachbarten Mamatwan Tagebau.

Geology

Mn-Mineralisation. Besonders gut kristallisierte Mineralien. Seltene Rarität: Andradit pseudomorph nach Rhodochrosit.

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Wessel's Mine (Wessels Mine)



Wessel's Mine (Wessels Mine)

WGS 84: 
Lat.: 27.112879° S, 
Long: 22.851537° E
WGS 84: 
Lat.: 27° 6' 46.364" S,
   Long: 22° 51' 5.533" E
Local weather information, Macrostrat geological map

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⚒ Wessel's, Hotazel, Kalahari Manganese Field, Nordkap, ZA
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Mineral images (250 Images total)

Rhodochrosit
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Rhodochrosit
Größe: 50x36x24 mm; Fundort: Wessels Mine, Hotazel, Kalahari Manganfelder, Provinz Nordkap, Südafrika
Copyright: Rob Lavinsky; Contribution: slugslayer
Location: Südafrika/Nordkap (Northern Cape), Provinz/Kalahari Manganese Field/Hotazel/Wessel's Mine (Wessels Mine)
Mineral: Rhodochrosite
Image: 1311875358
Rating: 8 (votes: 1)
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Rhodochrosit

Größe: 50x36x24 mm; Fundort: Wessels Mine, Hotazel, Kalahari Manganfelder, Provinz Nordkap, Südafrika

Copyright: Rob Lavinsky
Contribution: slugslayer 2011-07-28
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Braunit
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Braunit
Größe: 61x59x27 mm; Fundort: Wessels Mine, Hotazel, Kalahari Manganfelder, Provinz Nordkap, Südafrika
Copyright: Dan Weinrich; Contribution: slugslayer
Location: Südafrika/Nordkap (Northern Cape), Provinz/Kalahari Manganese Field/Hotazel/Wessel's Mine (Wessels Mine)
Mineral: Braunite
Image: 1311528822
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Braunit

Größe: 61x59x27 mm; Fundort: Wessels Mine, Hotazel, Kalahari Manganfelder, Provinz Nordkap, Südafrika

Copyright: Dan Weinrich
Contribution: slugslayer 2011-07-24
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Violette Massen von Sugilith mit rotbraunem Ferrobustamit
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Violette Massen von Sugilith mit rotbraunem Ferrobustamit
Fundort: Wessel Mine, Northern Cape, Kuruman, Südafrika; Stufengröße: 4,2 x 3,5 cm
Copyright: McSchuerf; Contribution: Mineralienatlas
Location: Südafrika/Nordkap (Northern Cape), Provinz/Kalahari Manganese Field/Hotazel/Wessel's Mine (Wessels Mine)
Mineral: Sugilite
Image: 1100514382
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Violette Massen von Sugilith mit rotbraunem Ferrobustamit

Fundort: Wessel Mine, Northern Cape, Kuruman, Südafrika; Stufengröße: 4,2 x 3,5 cm

Copyright: McSchuerf
Contribution: Mineralienatlas 2004-11-15
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Minerals (Count: 133)

Subsidiary Pages

External links

Cairncross, B. 2019, Connoisseur\'s Choice: Vonbezingite, Wessels Mine, Kalahari Manganese Field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa, Rocks&Minerals, Vol. 94, May/June 2019 , S.250-253.
Cairncross, B. 2017, Connoisseur\'s Choice: Sugilite, Wessels Mine, Kalahari Manganese Field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa, Rocks&Minerals, Vol. 92, November/December 2017, S. 550-555.

Reference- and Source indication, Literature

Literatur:

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  • Wilson, W.E. & Dunn, P.J. (1978). The Kalahari manganese field. Min. Rec., Vol.9, H.3, S.137-53.
  • Von Bezing, K.L., Dixon, R.D., Pohl, D. & Cavallo, G. (1991). The Kalahari Manganese Field: An Update. Min. Rec., Vol.22, H.4, S.279-97.
  • Fehr, T. (1991). Neue Mineralien: Orlymanit. Lapis, Jg.16, Nr.6, S.44-45.
  • Dai, Y. & Harlow, G.E. (1992). Description and crystal structure of vonbezingite, a new Ca-Cu-So4-H2O mineral from the Kalahari manganese field, S Africa. Am. Min., Vol.77, S.1292-1300. (Typ-Publ.)
  • Armbruster, T., Oberhänsli, R. & Bermanec, V. (1992). Crystal structure of SrMn2(Si2O7)(OH)2xH2O, a new mineral of the lawsonite type. Eur.J.Mineral., 4, S.17-22.
  • Gutzmer, J. & Cairncross, B. (1993). Recent Discoveries from the Wessels Mine, S Africa. Min. Rec., Vol.24, H.5, S.365-68.
  • Armbruster, ., Oberhänsli, R., Bermanec, V. & Dixon, R. (1993). Hennomartinite and kornite, two new Mn3+ rich silicates from the Wessels Mine, Kalahari, S Africa. Schweiz. Min. Petrogr. Mitt., 73, S.349-55. (Typ-Publ.)
  • Weiß, S. (1994). Neue Mineralien: Vonbezingit. Lapis, Jg.19, Nr.2, S.32-33.
  • Weiß, S. (1994). Neue Mineralien: Hennomartinit, Kornit. Lapis, Jg.19, Nr.6, S.23-24+48.
  • Weiß, S. (1994). Neue Mineralien: Poldervaartit. Lapis, Jg.19, Nr.9, S.32.
  • Giester, G. & Rieck, B. (1994). Effenbergerite, BaCu(Si4O10), a new mineral from the Kalahari Manganese Field, S Africa: description and crystal structure. Min. Mag., Vol.58, S.663-70. (Typ-Publ.)
  • Fritsch, E. & Shigley, J.E. (1994). Causes of the purple and pink colours of manganoan sugilites from the Wessels mine, S Africa. Min. Mag., Vol.58, S.681-85.
  • von Bezing, L. & Gutzmer, J. (1994): Das Kalahari Manganerzfeld und seine Mineralien (II). Min.-Welt, 5(5), 41-59.
  • Weiß, S. (1996). Neue Mineralien: Effenbergerit. Lapis, Jg.21, Nr.1, S.25-26+49.
  • Giester, G. & Rieck, B. (1996). Wesselsite, SrCu(Si4O10), a further new gillespite-group mineral from the Kalahari Manganese Field, S Africa. Min. Mag., Vol.60, S.795-98. (Typ-Publ.)
  • Cairncross, B., Beukes, N. and Gutzmer, J. (1997): The manganese adventure – the S African manganese fields. Associated Ore & Metal Corporation Limited, Johannesburg, Rep. S Africa, 236 S.
  • Weiß, S. (1997). Neue Mineralien: Wesselsit. Lapis, Jg.22, Nr.2, S.37-38.
  • Gutzmer, J. & Cairncross, B. (2001): Seltene Mineralien aus dem Kalahari-Manganerzfeld, Südafrika. Lapis, 26(10), 32-42.
  • Gutzmer, J. & Cairncross, B. (2002): Spectacular Minerals from the Kalahari Manganese Field, S Africa. Rocks & Min., 77(2), 94-107.
  • Armbruster, T., Gnos, E., Dixon, R. Gutzmer, J., Hejny, C., Döbelin, N. & Medenbach, O. (2002). Manganvesuvianite and Tweddillite, two new Mn3+-silicate minerals from the Kalahari manganese fields, S Africa. Min. Mag., Vol.66, S.137-50. (Typ-Publ.) -Der Name "Tweddill" wurde anfänglich vergeben. Jetzt wegen seiner chemischen Ähnlichkeit zu Piemontit als Manganipiemontit-(Sr) geführt.
  • Weiß, S. (2002). Neue Mineralien: Tweddillit. Lapis, Jg.27, Nr.11, S.40-43.
  • Weiß, S. (2002). Neue Mineralien: Manganvesuvian. Lapis, Jg.27, Nr.11, S.40-43.
  • Gutzmer, J. & Cairncross, B. (2002). Spectacular Minerals from the Kalahari Manganese Field, S Africa. Rocks & Min., Vol.77, H.2, S.94-107.
  • Gnos, E., Armbruster, T., & Villa, I.M. (2003). Norrishite, K(Mn..Li)(Si4O10(O)2, an oximica associated with sugilite from the Wessels Mine, S Africa: Crystal chemistry and 40Ar-39Ar dating. Am. Min., Vol.88, S.189-94.
  • Hålenius, U., Häussermann, U. & Harryson, H. (2005). Holtstamite, Ca3(Al,Mn3+)2(SiO4)3-x(H4O4)x, a new tetragonal hydrogarnet from Wessels Mine, S Africa. Eur.J.Min., 17, S.375-82. (Typ-Publ.)
  • Weiß, S. (2005). Neue Mineralien: Holtstamit. Lapis, Jg.30, Nr.9, S.61-64.
  • Pagano, R., Guastoni, A. & Pezzotta, F. (2008). Olmiite and Poldervaartite from the Kalahari Manganese Field, N Cape Province, Rep. S Africa. Min. Rec., Vol.39, H.5, S.373-81.
  • Yang, H. et al. (2012). Scottyit. Am.Min. 97, IMA 2012-027.
  • Rumsey, M.S., Welch, M.D. and Spratt, J. (2013). Diegogattaite, IMA 2012-096. CNMNC Newsl., No.16, S.2704; Min. Mag., 77, 2695-2709. (Typ-Publ.)
  • Rumsey, M. S., Welch, M. D., Kampf, A. R., & Spratt, J. (2013). Diegogattaite, Na2CaCu2Si8O20· H2O: a new nanoporous copper sheet silicate from Wessels Mine, Kalahari Manganese Fields, Rep. S Africa. Min. Mag., 77(8), 3155-62. (Typ-Publ.)
  • Cairncross, B., and Beukes, N.J. (2013). The Kalahari Manganese Field, the adventure continues. Struik Nature Publ., Cape Town, S Africa.
  • Yang, H. et al. (2013). Lavinskyit. Am.Min. 98, IMA 2012-028. (Typ-Publ.)
  • Giester, G., Lengauer, C.L., Pristacz, H., Rieck, B. and von Bezing, K.-L. (2013). Cairncrossite, IMA 2013-012. CNMNC Newsl., No.16, S.2703; Min. Mag., 77, 2695-2709. (Typ-Publ.)
  • Yang, H., Downs, R.T., Evans, S., Pinch, W. (2013): Scottyite, the natural analogue of synthetic BaCu2Si2O7, a new mineral from the Wessels mine, Kalahari Manganese Fields, S Africa. Am. Min., 98, 478–84. (Typ-Publ.)
  • Yang, H., Downs, R.T., Evans, S.H., Pinch, W.W. (2014): Lavinskyite, K(LiCu)Cu6(Si4O11)2(OH)4, isotypic with planchéite, a new mineral from the Wessels mine, Kalahari Manganese Fields, S Africa. Am. Min., 99, 525-30. (Typ-Publ.)
  • Pohwat, P.W. et al. (2014). Marshallsussmanit. Rocks & Min. 89, S.258-60. IMA 2013-067. (Typ-Publ.) Nach IMA diskreditiert. Neue Bezeichnung: Schizolith.
  • Giester, G., Lengauer, C.L., Pristacz, H., Rieck, B., Topa, D., von Bezing, K.-L. (2016): Cairncrossite, a new phyllosilicate from the Wessels Mine, Kalahari Manganese Field, S Africa. Eur. J. Min., 28, 495-505. (Typ-Publ.)
  • Panikorovskii, T.L. et al. (2017). Cyprine, Ca19Cu2+(Al,Mg,Mn)12Si18O68(OH)10, a new vesuvianite-group mineral from the Wessels mine, South Africa. Eur. J. Min.: 29: 295-306. (Typ-Publ.)
  • Cairncross, B. (2019). Südafrika. In: Rhodochrosit. ExtraLapis, Nr.56, S.12-33. Weise Verlag München.
  • Yang, H. et al. (2019). Meieranite, Na2Sr3MgSi6O17, a New Mineral from the Wessels Mine, Kalahari Manganese Fields, South Africa. Can.Min. Vol. 7, Nr.4, S.457-66. (Typ-Publ.)
  • Hexiong Yang; Xiangping Gu; Michael M. Scott: Hydroxymcglassonite-(K), KSr4Si8O20(OH)·8H2O, the first Sr-bearing member of the apophyllite group, from the Wessels mine, Kalahari Manganese Field, South Africa. American Mineralogist Vol. 107, Nr. 9 (2022) S. 1818-1822. doi: 10.2138/am-2022-8210

IDs

GUSID (Global unique identifier short form) f81cWLvM2E2JN3J5oMPvlQ
GUID (Global unique identifier) 585CCD7F-CCBB-4DD8-8937-7279A0C3EF95
Database ID 5830