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What country is the Bushveldt complex located
North West near Pretoria
What area of land does it cover
300km across and 6-8 km thick
Is it of basaltic or silicic composition
Lower section mainly peridotite upper two thirds mainly Gabbro
What metals are extracted between the peridotite and gabbro sections
What metal is extracted at higher levels in the intrusion
50% of worlds Vanadium supply with a grade of 0.5-2%
Where are the ore deposits exposed
How many tonnes of chromite ore are located at the site
75% of world reserves
What is the name of the ore Vanadium is found in
It's magnetic dont you know!!!
What does Bushveldt mean in afrikaan
Apart from fractional crystallisation what other ore producing process occurs here
I wont lie slightly suprised you got that one
What country is the Rossing uranium deposit found
CLUE: the answer is in the answer
What is the name of the desert it is found
That was too easy
How wide is the deposit
It is also 2.5km long and at least 0.3km deep
How many millions of years ago was the course grained granitic magma injected
What rock forming minerals do the associated pegmatites contain in alphabetical order please
There is also Uraninite
what is the bright yellow mineral called when the uranium is percipited from groundwater
I should really of given you a clue. Sorry.
what is the average grade of the uranium deposit
CLUE:it has three o's in the name
What is the name of the mountain range in Cyprus where there is a massive Sulphide deposit
It was also mined by many ancient civilisations such as the Romans,Greeks, and Phonecians
What element are they rich in
Which has the elemental symbol Cu
What special name is given to the geological structure of the mountains
Upper mantle and ocean crust which has been lifted above sea level
Which section are the sulphide deposits located
CLUE: idiots gold
What is the ore predominantly composed of
As well as small amounts of chalcopyrite and quartz and tiny amounts of sphalerite
What residual deposit is extracted in Jamaica
10% of total world production
What time period do the limestones belong to
CLUE: A number between 1000 and 3000
What is the average annual rainfall
Greatly aiding erosion of limestone
Where is the majority of Alumina thought to originate from
Well done for remembering the unit on the PREVIOUS QUESTION !!
How many Mt of reserves are there thought to be
It was a double clue!! OMG !!
What part of Australia are the black sand placer deposits located
North Stradbroke island
What meteorlogical occurance lead to the formation of the sandbanks
You are doing rather well so far!
What is the name of the process where the denser material is left on the beach while the lighter quarts is taken out to sea
Another form occurs at low tide with the onshore winds blowing the light sands from the lower beach
Which is more efficient at sorting wind or water
CLUE: more than one man who is sick
Out of the three main ore minerals which one begins with I
The other two are Zircon and Rutile as well as monazite in tiny amounts
Where is the source of the sands located
Probably from granites and basalts
What is the name of the mountain range in western Australia where iron ore is mined
CLUE: twice as big as the previous biggest answer
How many tonnes of iron ore are located there
With grades exceeding 55%
What geological period are the rocks from
2750 and 2300 Ma old!!
The most productive deposits have undergone secondary enrichment and contain mainly what minerals
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