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Lueshe Mine, Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaïre)
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Hydropyrochlore
Lueshe Mine, Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo

Photo: C.Boutry
Latitude: 0°59'12"S
Longitude: 29°8'27"E
 
 
Lateritic niobium ore. Cancrinite syenite intruded by Nb-bearing calcite-carbonatite.

Mineral List

Aegirine
Albite
Amphibole Supergroup
'Ancylite'
Ancylite-(Ce)
'Apatite'
Baotite
Baryte
'Biotite'
Calcite
Cancrinite
Celestine
'Chlorite Group'
Columbite-(Fe)
Columbite-(Mn)
Crandallite
Dolomite
Fayalite
Fersmite
Forsterite
'Garnet'
Goethite
Hematite
Hydropyrochlore (TL)
Jarosite
Kaolinite
Kyanite
Lueshite (TL)
'Mica Group'
Microcline
Monazite-(Ce)
Montmorillonite
Nacrite
'Parisite'
Parisite-(Ce)
'Pyrochlore'
Pyrochlore Group
'Rhabdophane'
Rutile
Rutile
var: Ilmenorutile

Sodalite
Staurolite
Strontianite
Synchysite-(Ce)
'Synchysite Group'
Variscite
Vermiculite
'Wad'
Wavellite
Zircon


50 entries listed. 38 valid minerals. 2 type localities (valid minerals).

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References

Maravic, H. V., Morteani, G., & Roethe, G. (1989). The cancrinite-syenite/carbonatite complex of Lueshe, Kivu/NE-Zaire: petrographic and geochemical studies and its economic significance. Journal of African Earth Sciences (and the Middle East), 9(2), 341-355.

Nasraoui, M. and Waerenborgh, J.C. (2001): Fe speciation in weathered pyrochlore-group minerals from the Lueshe and Araxá (Barreiro) carbonatites by 57Fe Mössbauer spectroscopy. Canadian Mineralogist: 39: 1073-1080.

Berger, V.I., Singer, D.A., and Orris, G.J. (2009): Carbonatites of the World. Explored Deposits of Nb and REE - Database and Grade and Tonnage Models. USGS Open-File Report 09-1139.

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