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

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Lateritic niobium ore. Cancrinite syenite intruded by Nb-bearing calcite-carbonatite.

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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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