Kamoya South II Mine (Kamoya Sud Mine; Kamoya South Mine), Kamoya, Kambove District, Katanga (Shaba), Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaïre)
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||10° 52' 14'' South , 26° 34' 10'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||-10.87053,26.56952|
|Köppen climate type:||Cwa : Monsoon-influenced humid subtropical climate|
|Other/historical region names associated with this locality:||Katanga Copper Crescent|
|Other regions containing this locality:||Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba), Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaïre)|
A benched open cut secret mine first opened in 1998. The mine "owners" employed a strict security force to enforce a "no specimen policy" on the miners. All specimens during mine operation were obtained at the mill, hence, the locality was attributed to several erroneous mine localities. There are eleven "Kamoya" prospects, occurrences, etc. but only one large open pit (Kamoya South II Mine) and the large open pit is the source of virtually all important "Kamoya" carrollite specimens to date.
Located 2 km west of Kambove.
14 valid minerals.
This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.
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541 - 1000 Ma
|Neoproterozoic sedimentary rocks|
Weiss, S. (2006): Carrollit, Dolomit, Nickelin, Sphärocobaltit und Baryt aus der Provinz Shaba, Kongo. LAPIS 31 (9), 44-46 (in German).
King, Van T. and Morgan, Robert L., 2008, Etching of Carrollite from the Kamoya South II Mine, Katanga, Democratic Republic Of Congo, Program and Abstracts 35th Rochester Mineralogical Symposium, p. 27-28.
Gauthier, Gilbert, King, Van, and Morgan, Robert, in press, Carrollite from Kamoya South II Mine, Katanga, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mineralogical Record.