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Kasompi Mine (Menda Mine; Kasompi Hill), Kolwezi District, Katanga (Shaba), Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 10° 58' 32'' South , 25° 54' 1'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -10.97556,25.90028
Other regions containing this locality:Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba), Democratic Republic of the Congo
Central Africa
Köppen climate type:Cwa : Monsoon-influenced humid subtropical climate
Other/historical region names associated with this locality:Katanga Copper Crescent; Zaïre


A Ni-Cu-Co deposit on Kasompi hill worked during the 1940's and 1950's. This deposit is one of a group of deposits in an area located about 100 km W of Kambove and about 35 km NW of Swambo.
Note: Menda is just a nearby village. This name is sometimes erroneously used for Kasompi.


Mineral List


13 valid minerals. 3 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Regional Geology

This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.

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Neoproterozoic
541 - 1000 Ma



ID: 1377177
Neoproterozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Neoproterozoic (541 - 1000 Ma)

Description: Katangan - Lufilian Arc

Lithology: Sedimentary rocks

Reference: Geological Survey of Canada. Generalized geological map of the world and linked databases. doi:10.4095/195142. Open File 2915d. [18]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License



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References

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Rocks & Minerals: 60: 227-228.
Lapis (1992) 17(3), 13-40.

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