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Kipushi Mine (Prince Léopold Mine), Kipushi, Katanga (Shaba), Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaïre)

Kipushite
Kipushi Mine, Kipushi, Katanga, Democratic Republic of Congo

Photo: Stephan Wolfsried
Latitude: 11°46'10"S
Longitude: 27°14'8"E
A Zn-Pb-Cu mine featuring a suite of Zn-Pb-Cu-Fe sulfides with accessory Ga, Ge, Mo, W & V mineralization in dolomite and schist dolomite series of the Kundelunguian. Located just outside of the southern portion of the Katanga (Shaba) Cu zone/belt, 32 km SW of Lubumbashi. At depth, the deposit extends into Zambia.

Note: Rutile coming from Kinyanfumbe, Zambia, has been erroneously labeled as coming from here.


Mineral List

Adamite
Albite
Anglesite
Anhydrite
Aragonite
Arsenopyrite
Atacamite
Aurichalcite
Azurite
Baryte
Beaverite-(Cu)
Betekhtinite
Bismuth
Bismuthinite
Bornite
Briartite (TL)
Brochantite
'Calamine'
Calcite
var: Zincian Calcite
Carrollite
Cerussite
Chalcanthite
Chalcocite
Chalcopyrite
'Chlorite Group'
Chrysocolla
Cobaltite
Copper
Cosalite
Covellite
Cuprite
Descloizite
var: Cuprian Descloizite

Dioptase
Dolomite
var: Zincian Dolomite
Epidote
Fluorapatite
Fluorite
Galena
Gallite (TL)
Germanite
Germanocolusite
Goethite
Graphite
Greenockite
Gypsum
Halite
Hematite
Hemimorphite
'Hornblende'
Hydrozincite
Ilmenite
Kaolinite
Kipushite (TL)
Libethenite
Linnaeite
Löllingite
Magnesite
Malachite
Marcasite
Massicot
Molybdenite
Muscovite
var: Barian Muscovite

Phlogopite
Pseudomalachite
Pyrite
Pyromorphite
Pyrrhotite
Quartz
Reichenbachite
Renierite (TL)
Scheelite
Siderite
Silver
Smithsonite
Sphalerite
Stannoidite
Stromeyerite
Talc
Tennantite
Tremolite
Tsumebite
Tungstenite
Turquoise
Vanadinite
Vauquelinite
Veszelyite
Willemite
Witherite
Zincite


91 entries listed. 84 valid minerals. 4 type localities (valid minerals).

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References

Strunz, H., Geier, B.H., and Seeliger, E. (1958): Gallite, CuGaS2, das erste selbständige Galliummineral, und seine Verbreitung in den Erzen der Tsumeb- und Kipushi-Mine. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte: 241-264.

Lhoest, J.J. (1995): Famous mineral localities: The Kipushi mine (Zaïre). Mineralogical Record, 26, 163-192.

Kamona, A.F., Lévêque, J., Friedrich, G., and Haack, U. (1999): Lead isotopes of the carbonate-hosted Kabwe, Tsumeb, and Kipushi Pb-Zn-Cu sulphide deposits in relation to Pan African orogenesis in the Damaran-Lufilian Fold Belt of Central Africa. Mineralium Deposita 34, 273-283.

Heijlen, W., Banks, D. A., Muchez, P., Stensgard, B. M., and Yardley, B. W. D. (2008). The nature of mineralizing fluids of the Kipushi Zn-Cu Deposit, Katanga, Democratic Republic of Congo: quantitative fluid inclusion analysis using Laser Ablation ICP-MS and bulk crush-leach methods. Economic Geology 103, 1459-1482.

Kampunzu, A.B., Cailteux, J.L.H., Kamona, A.F., Intiomale, M.M., and Melcher, F. (2009): Sediment-hosted Zn–Pb–Cu deposits in the Central African Copperbelt. Ore Geology Reviews 35, 263-297.

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