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Luputo Mine, Kakumba, Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba), Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaïre)

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 11° 37' 16'' South , 27° 15' 42'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -11.6211111111, 27.2616666667
The Lupoto mine is one of the mines in a copper mining property called Kalumines that includes the Kasonta, Lupoto and Niamumenda concessions, with a combined area of 77 square kilometres (30 sq mi). It is about 25 kilometres (16 mi) northwest of Lubumbashi in Katanga Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo.[1]

Reduced facies type copper deposit, hosted in dolomitic shale.

Note: Lately, some specimens coming from this deposit where offered for sale as being ajoite. At this moment (2016), this species could not be confirmed. (See,66,124530,368525#msg-368525)

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4 entries listed. 3 valid minerals.

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Cox, D.P., Lindsey, D.A., Singer, D.A., Moring, B.C., and Diggles, M.F. (2003): Sediment-Hosted Copper Deposits of the World: Deposit Models and Database. USGS Open-File Report 03-107.

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