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L'Etoile du Congo Mine (Star of the Congo Mine; Kalukuluku Mine), Lubumbashi (Elizabethville), Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba), Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaïre)
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L'Etoile du Congo Mine, Lubumbashi, Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga, Democratic Republic of Congo

Photo: 2006 D. Schläfli
Latitude: 11°38'4"S
Longitude: 27°34'51"E
 
 
Abandoned copper mine, located on the outskirts of Lubumbashi, which is worked intermittently and by locals for mineral specimens. Originally named Kalukuluku mine, the mine was later renamed by the Belgians.


Mineral List

Cacoxenite
Chrysocolla
Cornetite (TL)
Dolomite
Hematite
var: Martite

Heterogenite
Libethenite
Malachite
Pseudomalachite ?
Spherocobaltite
Tenorite


11 entries listed. 10 valid minerals. 1 type locality (valid mineral).

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References

Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 176, 790.

Lapis (1992): 17(3): 13-40.

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