JaLCDOI 10.18926/ESR/13947
FullText URL ESR_2_71.pdf
Author Frank k, Nyame| Kase, Katsuo| Yamamoto, Masahiro|
Abstract X-ray diffraction, ore microscopy, and electron microprobe studies have been done on ore samples obtained from the mine site at Nsuta, Ghana. Manganese ore minerals identified include nsutite, cryptomelane, pyrolusite, and lithiophorite. Except for pyrolusite, all these minerals are poorly crystalline. Chemical compositions of the minerals indicate little contamination by other elements. Quartz, muscovite, and clay minerals feature prominently as gangue in most samples. Textures are varied, and modes of occurrence are prinicipally by replacements, cavity or fracture fills, leaching and precipitaion. Mineral associations seem rather complex, as a result of which definitive paragenetic relations could not be established. Supergene formation of the manganese oxide ore is shown by the abundance of manganese minerals in solution channels such as fractures and cavities within silicate gangue. Much of the ore, howver, appears to have been enriched by leaching of gangue minerals and the later addution of manganese.
Keywords Nsuta nsutite cryptomelane pyrolusite lithiophorite
Publication Title Okayama University Earth Science Report
Published Date 1995-09-20
Volume volume2
Issue issue1
Start Page 71
End Page 80
ISSN 1340-7414
language 日本語
Copyright Holders 岡山大学地球科学研究報告編集委員会
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