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Kasompi Mine (Menda Mine; Kasompi Hill), Swambo, Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba), Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaïre)
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Schuilingite-(Nd)
Kasompi Mine, Swambo, Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga, Democratic Republic of Congo

Photo: Thomas Witzke
Latitude: 10°58'32"S
Longitude: 25°54'1"E
 
 
A Ni-Cu-Co deposit on Kasompi hill, worked during the 1940's and 1950's. This deposit is one of a group of deposits in an area located about 100 km W of Kambove and about 35 km NW of Swambo.
Note: Menda is just a nearby village. This name is sometimes erroneously used for Kasompi.


Mineral List

Cornetite
Crocoite
Cuprosklodowskite
Glaukosphaerite
Gysinite-(Nd) (TL)
Kasolite
Malachite
Pseudomalachite
Pyrite
var: Bravoite

Schuilingite-(Nd) (TL)
Sklodowskite
Torbernite
Vaesite (TL)


13 entries listed. 12 valid minerals. 3 type localities (valid minerals).

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References

- Rocks & Min.: 60: 227-228
- Lapis 17(3), 13-40 (1992)

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