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Mashamba West Mine, Kolwezi District, Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba), Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaïre)

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Opencast mine started in 1978. The mine is called Mashamba West, since there is another open cut working further east (Mashamba East mine). The latter is much less interesting from a mineralogical point of view.

When the Kamoya II South Mine was still a secret location, many specimens of its Carrollite crystals have been falsely attributed to this locality as well as to Kamfundwa and other places.

The report of some of the uranium minerals at this location seems to be a mistake for the Musonoi Mine located to the North of this locality.

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33 entries listed. 24 valid minerals. 6 erroneous literature entries.

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References

Mineralogical Record (1989): 20(5): 348.

Rocks & Minerals (1989): 64: 505.

Lhoest, J.J., Gauthier, G.J. and King, V.T. (1991), Famous mineral localities: the Mashamba West Mine Shaba Zaïre, Mineralogical Record: 22(1): 13-20, 28.

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

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