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Kalongwe deposit, Kolwezi mining district, Lualaba, DR Congoi
Regional Level Types
Kalongwe depositDeposit
Kolwezi mining districtDistrict
LualabaProvince
DR CongoCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
11° 0' 59'' South , 25° 13' 33'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Kolwezi418,000 (2016)42.6km
Other/historical names associated with this locality:
Zaïre


Prospecting site, located about 60 km SW of Kolwezi.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


15 valid minerals. 2 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Reference: Cox, D.P., Lindsey, D.A., Singer, D.A., Moring, B.C., and Diggles, M.F. (2003): USGS Open-File Report 03-107
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Cox, D.P., Lindsey, D.A., Singer, D.A., Moring, B.C., and Diggles, M.F. (2003): USGS Open-File Report 03-107
Cuprosklodowskite (TL)
Formula: Cu(UO2)2(SiO3OH]2 · 6H2O
Type Locality:
Reference: Vaes, J.P. (1933) Sur un minéral de Kalongwe (Katanga). Annales de la Société géologique de Belgique, 56(10), B331-332.; Deliens, M. (1996) Overzicht van de mineralogie van de koper-, kobalt- en uraniumvoorkomens in Zuid-Shaba (Zaïre). Pages 35-49 in: Schatten der Aarde. Van mineraal tot juweel. Tentoonstelling in de abdij Saint-Gérard de Brogne van 27 april tot 27 oktober 1996. Catalogus opgemaakt onder de leiding van R. Warin, AGAB en P. Van hee, MKA (in Dutch).
Curite
Formula: Pb3(UO2)8O8(OH)6 · 3H2O
Kasolite
Formula: Pb(UO2)[SiO4] · H2O
Reference: Am Min 36:394-410
Linnaeite
Formula: Co2+Co3+2S4
Reference: Cox, D.P., Lindsey, D.A., Singer, D.A., Moring, B.C., and Diggles, M.F. (2003): USGS Open-File Report 03-107
Metatorbernite
Formula: Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
Reference: In the collection of Brent Thorne.
Sklodowskite
Formula: Mg(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 6H2O
Soddyite
Formula: (UO2)2SiO4 · 2H2O
Spherocobaltite
Formula: CoCO3
Reference: ARLIGUIE M collection
Torbernite
Formula: Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
Uraninite
Formula: UO2
Uranophane
Formula: Ca(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
Vandenbrandeite (TL)
Formula: Cu(UO2)(OH)4
Type Locality:
Reference: Milne, I.H., Nuffield, E.W. (1951) Studies of radioactive compounds: I - Vandenbrandeite. American Mineralogist, 36(5-6), 394-410.; Deliens, M. (1996) Overzicht van de mineralogie van de koper-, kobalt- en uraniumvoorkomens in Zuid-Shaba (Zaïre). Pages 35-49 in: Schatten der Aarde. Van mineraal tot juweel. Tentoonstelling in de abdij Saint-Gérard de Brogne van 27 april tot 27 oktober 1996. Catalogus opgemaakt onder de leiding van R. Warin, AGAB en P. Van hee, MKA (in Dutch).
Vandendriesscheite
Formula: PbU7O22 · 12H2O
Reference: ARLIGUIE M collection

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Bornite2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Linnaeite2.DA.05Co2+Co3+2S4
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Curite4.GB.55Pb3(UO2)8O8(OH)6 · 3H2O
Uraninite4.DL.05UO2
Vandenbrandeite (TL)4.GB.45Cu(UO2)(OH)4
Vandendriesscheite4.GB.40PbU7O22 · 12H2O
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Spherocobaltite5.AB.05CoCO3
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Metatorbernite8.EB.10Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
Torbernite8.EB.05Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Cuprosklodowskite (TL)9.AK.10Cu(UO2)2(SiO3OH]2 · 6H2O
Kasolite9.AK.15Pb(UO2)[SiO4] · H2O
Sklodowskite9.AK.10Mg(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 6H2O
Soddyite9.AK.05(UO2)2SiO4 · 2H2O
Uranophane9.AK.15Ca(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:4
Linnaeite2.10.1.1Co2+Co3+2S4
Group 5 - OXIDES CONTAINING URANIUM OR THORIUM
AXO2·xH2O
Uraninite5.1.1.1UO2
AXO4·xH2O
Vandenbrandeite (TL)5.3.2.1Cu(UO2)(OH)4
AX7O22·xH2O
Vandendriesscheite5.8.1.1PbU7O22 · 12H2O
Miscellaneous
Curite5.9.3.1Pb3(UO2)8O8(OH)6 · 3H2O
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Spherocobaltite14.1.1.5CoCO3
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
AB2(XO4)2·xH2O, containing (UO2)2+
Metatorbernite40.2a.13.2Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
Torbernite40.2a.13.1Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
Group 53 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and Other Anions or Complex Cations
Insular SiO4 Groups and Other Anions of Complex Cations with (UO2)
Cuprosklodowskite (TL)53.3.1.4Cu(UO2)2(SiO3OH]2 · 6H2O
Kasolite53.3.1.1Pb(UO2)[SiO4] · H2O
Sklodowskite53.3.1.3Mg(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 6H2O
Soddyite53.3.3.1(UO2)2SiO4 · 2H2O
Uranophane53.3.1.2Ca(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H VandenbrandeiteCu(UO2)(OH)4
H CuprosklodowskiteCu(UO2)2(SiO3OH]2 · 6H2O
H CuritePb3(UO2)8O8(OH)6 · 3H2O
H KasolitePb(UO2)[SiO4] · H2O
H SklodowskiteMg(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 6H2O
H Soddyite(UO2)2SiO4 · 2H2O
H TorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
H UranophaneCa(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
H VandendriesscheitePbU7O22 · 12H2O
H MetatorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
CCarbon
C SpherocobaltiteCoCO3
OOxygen
O VandenbrandeiteCu(UO2)(OH)4
O CuprosklodowskiteCu(UO2)2(SiO3OH]2 · 6H2O
O CuritePb3(UO2)8O8(OH)6 · 3H2O
O KasolitePb(UO2)[SiO4] · H2O
O SklodowskiteMg(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 6H2O
O Soddyite(UO2)2SiO4 · 2H2O
O TorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
O UraniniteUO2
O UranophaneCa(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
O SpherocobaltiteCoCO3
O VandendriesscheitePbU7O22 · 12H2O
O MetatorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
MgMagnesium
Mg SklodowskiteMg(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 6H2O
SiSilicon
Si CuprosklodowskiteCu(UO2)2(SiO3OH]2 · 6H2O
Si KasolitePb(UO2)[SiO4] · H2O
Si SklodowskiteMg(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 6H2O
Si Soddyite(UO2)2SiO4 · 2H2O
Si UranophaneCa(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
PPhosphorus
P TorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
P MetatorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
SSulfur
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S LinnaeiteCo2+Co23+S4
CaCalcium
Ca UranophaneCa(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
FeIron
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
CoCobalt
Co SpherocobaltiteCoCO3
Co LinnaeiteCo2+Co23+S4
CuCopper
Cu VandenbrandeiteCu(UO2)(OH)4
Cu CuprosklodowskiteCu(UO2)2(SiO3OH]2 · 6H2O
Cu TorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu MetatorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
PbLead
Pb CuritePb3(UO2)8O8(OH)6 · 3H2O
Pb KasolitePb(UO2)[SiO4] · H2O
Pb VandendriesscheitePbU7O22 · 12H2O
UUranium
U VandenbrandeiteCu(UO2)(OH)4
U CuprosklodowskiteCu(UO2)2(SiO3OH]2 · 6H2O
U CuritePb3(UO2)8O8(OH)6 · 3H2O
U KasolitePb(UO2)[SiO4] · H2O
U SklodowskiteMg(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 6H2O
U Soddyite(UO2)2SiO4 · 2H2O
U TorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
U UraniniteUO2
U UranophaneCa(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
U VandendriesscheitePbU7O22 · 12H2O
U MetatorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O

Geochronology

Mineralization age: Jurassic : 187 ± 1 Ma to 147 ± 1 Ma

Important note: This table is based only on rock and mineral ages recorded on mindat.org for this locality and is not necessarily a complete representation of the geochronology, but does give an indication of possible mineralization events relevant to this locality. As more age information is added this table may expand in the future. A break in the table simply indicates a lack of data entered here, not necessarily a break in the geologic sequence. Grey background entries are from different, related, localities.

Geologic TimeRocks, Minerals and Events
Phanerozoic
 Mesozoic
  Jurassic
   Late Jurassic
ⓘ Uraninite (youngest age)147 ± 1 Ma
    
    
   Early Jurassic
ⓘ Uraninite (oldest age)187 ± 1 Ma

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
Vaes, J.P. (1933) Sur un minéral de Kalongwe (Katanga). Annales de la Société géologique de Belgique, 56(10), B331-332.
Milne, I.H., Nuffield, E.W. (1951) Studies of radioactive compounds: I - Vandenbrandeite. American Mineralogist, 36(5-6), 394-410.
Lapis (1992) 17(3), 13-40.
Deliens, M. (1996) Overzicht van de mineralogie van de koper-, kobalt- en uraniumvoorkomens in Zuid-Shaba (Zaïre). Pages 35-49 in: Schatten der Aarde. Van mineraal tot juweel. Tentoonstelling in de abdij Saint-Gérard de Brogne van 27 april tot 27 oktober 1996. Catalogus opgemaakt onder de leiding van R. Warin, AGAB en P. Van hee, MKA (in Dutch).
Cox, D.P., Lindsey, D.A., Singer, D.A., Moring, B.C., Diggles, M.F. (2003) Sediment-Hosted Copper Deposits of the World: Deposit Models and Database. USGS Open-File Report 03-107.

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