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Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaïre)

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Name(s) in local language(s): Democratic Republic of the Congo
 
Formerly known as Belgian Congo, Congo-Kinshasa and Zaïre (from 1971 to 1997).
Not to be confused with Republic Of The Congo (formerly French Congo, Congo-Brazzaville; http://www.mindat.org/loc-18493.html).

From about 2006, the country is to be subdivided into Kinshasa city and 25 provinces. Kinshasa has equal status to a province.
Formerly, Congo (Zaïre) was subdivided into 10 provinces and one 'ville neutre' (neutral city): Bandundu, Bas-Congo, Équateur, Kasaï-Occidental, Kasaï-Oriental, Katanga, Kinshasa City, Maniema, Nord-Kivu, Orientale and Sud-Kivu.

Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities
Actinolite
Adamite
Aegirine
Afmite
Agardite-(Y)
Albite
'Albite-Anorthite Series'
Allophane
var: Cupro-Allophane

Almandine
Althupite (TL)
Alumotantite
Amblygonite
Amphibole Supergroup
Anatase
'Ancylite'
Ancylite-(Ce)
Andradite
var: Melanite

Andrémeyerite (TL)
Anglesite
Anhydrite
Anthoinite (TL)
'Apatite'
'var: Phosphorite'
Aphthitalite
Aragonite
var: Flos Ferri
Arfvedsonite
Arsenopyrite
Asbolane
var: Cuproasbolane
Astrocyanite-(Ce) (TL)
Atacamite
Athabascaite
Augite
var: Fassaite

Aurichalcite
Autunite
Azurite
Baddeleyite
Baotite
Baryte
Beaverite-(Cu)
Becquerelite (TL)
Benauite
Bermanite
Beryl
Berzelianite
Betekhtinite
Bieberite
Bijvoetite-(Y) (TL)
Billietite (TL)
'Biotite'
'Bisbeeite'
Bismite
Bismuth
Bismuthinite
Bismutite
Bornite
Briartite (TL)
Brochantite
Brookite
Buttgenbachite (TL)
Cacoxenite
'Calamine'
Calciotantite
Calcite
var: Cobaltoan Calcite
var: Zincian Calcite
Cancrinite
Carnotite
Carrollite
Cassiterite
Cattierite (TL)
'Cattierite-Vaesite Series'
Celestine
Cerussite
Cesplumtantite (TL)
Chalcanthite
Chalcocite
Chalcocyanite
Chalcomenite
Chalcopyrite
Chernikovite
'Chlorite Group'
Chromite
Chrysoberyl
var: Cymophane
Chrysocolla
Claringbullite (TL)
Clausthalite
'Clay'
Clinochlore
Clinoclase
'Clinopyroxene Subgroup'
Cobaltite
Cobaltomenite
'Coeruleolactite'
'Columbite'
Columbite-(Fe)
Columbite-(Mn)
'Columbite-Tantalite'
Colusite
Combeite (TL)
Comblainite (TL)
Conichalcite
Connellite
Copper
Cordierite
Cornetite (TL)
Cornubite
Corundum
var: Sapphire
Cosalite
'Cousinite' (FRL)
Covellite
Crandallite
Crocoite
Cuprite
var: Chalcotrichite
Cuprosklodowskite (TL)
Curienite
Curite (TL)
Cyanotrichite
Davidite-(La)
Delhayelite (TL)
Demesmaekerite (TL)
Derriksite (TL)
Descloizite
var: Cuprian Descloizite
Devilline
Dewindtite (TL)
Diamond
Digenite
Diopside
Dioptase
Djurleite
Dolerophanite
Dolomite
var: Cobaltoan Dolomite
var: Ferroan Dolomite
var: Zincian Dolomite
Dumontite (TL)
Elbaite
Elpasolite
Epidote
Erythrite
Eudialyte
Evansite
Eylettersite (TL)
Fayalite
'Feldspar Group'
Ferberite
Fersmite
Fletcherite
Florencite-(La) (TL)
Fluorapatite
Fluorite
Foordite
Forsterite
Fourmarierite (TL)
Francevillite
Françoisite-(Nd) (TL)
Frondelite
Furongite
Galena
Gallite (TL)
'Garnet'
Gerhardtite
Germanite
Germanocolusite
Gibbsite
'Glass'
Glaukosphaerite
Goethite
Gold
Götzenite (TL)
Goyazite
Graphite
Greenockite
Grossular
Guilleminite (TL)
'Gummite'
Gypsum
Gysinite-(Nd) (TL)
Halite
Hematite
var: Martite
var: Specularite
Hemimorphite
Heterogenite
'Heterogenite-2H' (FRL)
Hibonite
Hieratite
'Hornblende'
Hydropyrochlore (TL)
Hydroxylapatite
Hydrozincite
Ianthinite (TL)
Idaite
Ilmenite
Iriginite
Ixiolite
Jarosite
Julienite (TL)
Kalsilite
Kamitugaite (TL)
Kamotoite-(Y) (TL)
Kaolinite
Kasolite (TL)
Keckite
'K Feldspar'
Kipushite (TL)
Kirschsteinite (TL)
Kitagohaite (TL)
'Kivuite'
Klockmannite
Kobokoboite (TL)
Kolbeckite
Kolwezite (TL)
Kuramite
Kyanite
Lepersonnite-(Gd) (TL)
'Lepidolite'
Leucite
'Leucoxene'
Libethenite
Liebigite
Likasite (TL)
'Limonite'
Linnaeite
Lithiophorite
Lizardite
Löllingite
Luberoite (TL)
Ludjibaite (TL)
Lueshite (TL)
Magnesite
Magnetite
Malachite
'Manganese Oxides
var: Manganese Dendrites'

Manjiroite
Marcasite
Marthozite (TL)
Mascagnite
Massicot
Masuyite (TL)
'Melilite'
'Melilite Group'
Melonite
Merenskyite
Meta-autunite
Metasaléeite (TL)
Metaschoepite (TL)
Metastudtite (TL)
Metatorbernite
Metatyuyamunite
Metavandendriesscheite (TL)
Metavanmeersscheite (TL)
Meymacite (TL)
'Mica Group'
Microcline
Microlite Group
var: Plumbomicrolite (of Hogarth 1977) (FRL)

Millerite
Mimetite
Molybdenite
Molybdite
'Monazite'
Monazite-(Ce)
Monazite-(Nd)
Montebrasite
Monticellite
Montmorillonite
Moreauite (TL)
Morenosite
Mottramite
var: Duhamelite
Mundite (TL)
Muscovite
var: Barian Muscovite
var: Sericite
'Muscovite-2M2'
Nacrite
Nepheline
Népouite
Nickeline
Olivenite
'Olivine'
Oosterboschite (TL)
Opal
Orthoclase
Oursinite (TL)
'Palladinite'
Palladium
Palladseite
Paraschoepite (TL)
'Parisite'
Parisite-(Ce)
Parsonsite (TL)
Pectolite
Penroseite
Pentlandite
Perovskite
Phlogopite
Phosphuranylite
Phuralumite (TL)
Phurcalite
Piretite (TL)
Plancheite
Planerite
Platinum
Polydymite
Protasite (TL)
Pseudojohannite
Pseudomalachite
Pyrite
var: Bravoite
'Pyrobitumen'
'Pyrochlore'
Pyrochlore Group
var: Bariopyrochlore (of Hogarth 1977)
Pyrolusite
var: Polianite
Pyromorphite
Pyrope
Pyrrhotite
Quartz
var: Agate
var: Amethyst
var: Blue Quartz
var: Chalcedony
var: Citrine
var: Shocked Quartz
var: Smoky Quartz
Rankamaite (TL)
Ranunculite (TL)
Reichenbachite
Renierite (TL)
'Rhabdophane'
Richetite (TL)
Riebeckite Root Name
var: Crocidolite

Rockbridgeite
Rouaite
Roubaultite (TL)
Rutherfordine
Rutile
var: Ilmenorutile
Saléeite
Sanidine
Saponite
Sayrite (TL)
'Scapolite'
Scheelite
Schmitterite
Schoepite (TL)
Schuilingite-(Nd) (TL)
Scorodite
Sengierite (TL)
'Serpentine Group'
Shabaite-(Nd) (TL)
Sharpite (TL)
Shattuckite
'Shungite'
Siderite
Siegenite
Sillimanite
Silver
Simpsonite
Sklodowskite (TL)
Smithsonite
Sodalite
Soddyite (TL)
Spangolite
Spessartine
Sphalerite
Spherocobaltite
Spinel
Spionkopite
Spodumene
Stannoidite
Staurolite
Stibnite
Stilleite (TL)
Stromeyerite
Strontianite
Studtite (TL)
Sulphur
Sulvanite
Swamboite (TL)
Sylvite
Synchysite-(Ce)
'Synchysite Group'
Talc
'Tantalite'
Tantalite-(Fe)
Tantalite-(Mn)
Tanteuxenite-(Y)
Tennantite
Tenorite
Thénardite
Thoreaulite (TL)
Threadgoldite (TL)
Tin
Titanite
Topaz
Torbernite
'Tourmaline'
Tremolite
Triangulite (TL)
Trikalsilite (TL)
Trogtalite
Troilite
Tschermigite
Tsumebite
Tungstenite
Turquoise
Tyuyamunite
Umangite
Umohoite
Upalite (TL)
Urancalcarite (TL)
Uraninite
Uranocircite
Uranophane
Uranophane-β
Uranopilite
Vaesite (TL)
Vanadinite
Vandenbrandeite (TL)
Vandendriesscheite (TL)
Vanmeersscheite (TL)
Variscite
'Varlamoffite' (FRL)
Vauquelinite
Verbeekite (TL)
Vermiculite
Vésigniéite
Veszelyite
Volborthite
Vysotskite
'Wad'
Wakefieldite-(Ce) (TL)
Wavellite
Waylandite
Willemite
Witherite
'Wolframite'
Wollastonite
Wölsendorfite
Wulfenite
Wyartite (TL)
'Xenotime'
Xenotime-(Y)
Ximengite
Yarrowite
Zaïrite (TL)
Zeunerite
Zincite
Zippeite
Zircon
var: Cyrtolite


507 entries listed. 378 valid minerals. 93 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals. 4 (FRL) - first recorded locality of unapproved mineral/variety/etc.

Localities in this Region

Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaïre)

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References

Deliens, M. , Piret, P. & G. Comblain (1981): Les minéraux secondaires d'Uranium du Zaïre. 113 pp.

Deliens, M. , Piret, P. & G. Comblain (1984): Les minéraux secondaires d'uranium du Zaïre, Complément 1. 37 pp

Deliens, M., Piret, P. & van der Meersche, E. (1990): Les minéraux secondaires d'uranium du Zaire - Deuxieme complément, 39 pp.


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