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Swambo Hill (Swambo Mine), Kambove District, Haut-Katanga, DR Congoi
Regional Level Types
Swambo Hill (Swambo Mine)Hill
Kambove DistrictDistrict
Haut-KatangaProvince
DR CongoCountry

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Key
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
11° 5' 43'' South , 26° 13' 23'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Kambove36,702 (2016)47.7km
Other/historical names associated with this locality:
Katanga Copper Crescent; Zaïre


Located 50 km to the south-west of Kambove and 36 km to the west of the Shinkolobwe Mine, near the Midingi mine.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


22 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Billietite
Formula: Ba(UO2)6O4(OH)6 · 4-8H2O
Curite
Formula: Pb3(UO2)8O8(OH)6 · 3H2O
Reference: 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).; Li, Yaping, Burns, Peter C. (2000) Investigations of crystal-chemical variability in lead uranyl oxide hydrates. I. Curite. Canadian Mineralogist, 38(3), 727-735.
Dewindtite
Formula: H2Pb3(UO2)2(PO4)4O4 · 12H2O
Reference: MinRec 20:287-288
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: MinRec 20:287-288
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: MinRec 20:287-288
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: MinRec 20:287-288
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: MinRec 20:287-288
Heterogenite
Formula: Co3+O(OH)
Reference: MinRec 20:287-288
Ianthinite
Formula: U4+(UO2)5O7 · 10H2O
Reference: MinRec 20:287-288
Kasolite
Formula: Pb(UO2)[SiO4] · H2O
Reference: 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).
Lizardite
Formula: Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: MinRec 20:287-288
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: MinRec 20:287-288
Metatorbernite
Formula: Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
Siegenite
Formula: CoNi2S4
Reference: MinRec 20:287-288
Sklodowskite
Formula: Mg(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 6H2O
Soddyite
Formula: (UO2)2SiO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Christophe Boutry and Vic Sapienza specimens; 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).
Studtite
Formula: [(UO2)(O2)(H2O)2] · H2O
Swamboite-(Nd) (TL)
Formula: Nd0.333[(UO2)(SiO3OH)](H2O)∼2.5
Type Locality:
Reference: Deliens, M., Piret, P. (1981) La swamboite, nouveau silicate d'uranium hydraté du Shaba, Zaire. Canadian Mineralogist, 19(4), 553-557.; 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).
Torbernite
Formula: Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
Uraninite
Formula: UO2
Reference: MinRec 20:287-288
Uranophane
Formula: Ca(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
Vandenbrandeite
Formula: Cu(UO2)(OH)4

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Gold1.AA.05Au
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Siegenite2.DA.05CoNi2S4
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Billietite4.GB.10Ba(UO2)6O4(OH)6 · 4-8H2O
Curite4.GB.55Pb3(UO2)8O8(OH)6 · 3H2O
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Heterogenite4.FE.20Co3+O(OH)
Ianthinite4.GA.10U4+(UO2)5O7 · 10H2O
Studtite4.GA.15[(UO2)(O2)(H2O)2] · H2O
Uraninite4.DL.05UO2
Vandenbrandeite4.GB.45Cu(UO2)(OH)4
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Dewindtite8.EC.10H2Pb3(UO2)2(PO4)4O4 · 12H2O
Metatorbernite8.EB.10Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
Torbernite8.EB.05Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Kasolite9.AK.15Pb(UO2)[SiO4] · H2O
Lizardite9.ED.15Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Sklodowskite9.AK.10Mg(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 6H2O
Soddyite9.AK.05(UO2)2SiO4 · 2H2O
Swamboite-(Nd) (TL)9.AK.20Nd0.333[(UO2)(SiO3OH)](H2O)∼2.5
Uranophane9.AK.15Ca(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Gold1.1.1.1Au
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:4
Siegenite2.10.1.6CoNi2S4
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 5 - OXIDES CONTAINING URANIUM OR THORIUM
AXO2·xH2O
Uraninite5.1.1.1UO2
AXO4·xH2O
Studtite5.3.1.1[(UO2)(O2)(H2O)2] · H2O
Vandenbrandeite5.3.2.1Cu(UO2)(OH)4
AX6O17·xH2O
Ianthinite5.6.1.1U4+(UO2)5O7 · 10H2O
AX6O19·xH2O
Billietite5.7.1.3Ba(UO2)6O4(OH)6 · 4-8H2O
Miscellaneous
Curite5.9.3.1Pb3(UO2)8O8(OH)6 · 3H2O
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Heterogenite6.1.4.2Co3+O(OH)
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
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 42 - HYDRATED PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)7(XO4)4Zq·xH2O
Dewindtite42.9.8.1H2Pb3(UO2)2(PO4)4O4 · 12H2O
Group 53 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and Other Anions or Complex Cations
Insular SiO4 Groups and Other Anions of Complex Cations with (UO2)
Kasolite53.3.1.1Pb(UO2)[SiO4] · H2O
Sklodowskite53.3.1.3Mg(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 6H2O
Soddyite53.3.3.1(UO2)2SiO4 · 2H2O
Swamboite-(Nd) (TL)53.3.1.8Nd0.333[(UO2)(SiO3OH)](H2O)∼2.5
Uranophane53.3.1.2Ca(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 1:1 layers
Lizardite71.1.2b.2Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Swamboite-(Nd)Nd0.333[(UO2)(SiO3OH)](H2O)∼2.5
H Soddyite(UO2)2SiO4 · 2H2O
H UranophaneCa(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
H CuritePb3(UO2)8O8(OH)6 · 3H2O
H BillietiteBa(UO2)6O4(OH)6 · 4-8H2O
H KasolitePb(UO2)[SiO4] · H2O
H MetatorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
H TorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
H DewindtiteH2Pb3(UO2)2(PO4)4O4 · 12H2O
H SklodowskiteMg(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 6H2O
H Studtite[(UO2)(O2)(H2O)2] · H2O
H VandenbrandeiteCu(UO2)(OH)4
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H LizarditeMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H HeterogeniteCo3+O(OH)
H IanthiniteU4+(UO2)5O7 · 10H2O
CCarbon
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
OOxygen
O Swamboite-(Nd)Nd0.333[(UO2)(SiO3OH)](H2O)∼2.5
O Soddyite(UO2)2SiO4 · 2H2O
O UranophaneCa(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
O CuritePb3(UO2)8O8(OH)6 · 3H2O
O BillietiteBa(UO2)6O4(OH)6 · 4-8H2O
O KasolitePb(UO2)[SiO4] · H2O
O MetatorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
O TorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
O DewindtiteH2Pb3(UO2)2(PO4)4O4 · 12H2O
O SklodowskiteMg(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 6H2O
O Studtite[(UO2)(O2)(H2O)2] · H2O
O VandenbrandeiteCu(UO2)(OH)4
O UraniniteUO2
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O HematiteFe2O3
O LizarditeMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O HeterogeniteCo3+O(OH)
O IanthiniteU4+(UO2)5O7 · 10H2O
MgMagnesium
Mg SklodowskiteMg(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 6H2O
Mg LizarditeMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
SiSilicon
Si Swamboite-(Nd)Nd0.333[(UO2)(SiO3OH)](H2O)∼2.5
Si Soddyite(UO2)2SiO4 · 2H2O
Si UranophaneCa(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
Si KasolitePb(UO2)[SiO4] · H2O
Si SklodowskiteMg(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 6H2O
Si LizarditeMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
PPhosphorus
P MetatorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
P TorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
P DewindtiteH2Pb3(UO2)2(PO4)4O4 · 12H2O
SSulfur
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S SiegeniteCoNi2S4
CaCalcium
Ca UranophaneCa(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
FeIron
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe HematiteFe2O3
CoCobalt
Co SiegeniteCoNi2S4
Co HeterogeniteCo3+O(OH)
NiNickel
Ni SiegeniteCoNi2S4
CuCopper
Cu MetatorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
Cu TorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
Cu VandenbrandeiteCu(UO2)(OH)4
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
BaBarium
Ba BillietiteBa(UO2)6O4(OH)6 · 4-8H2O
NdNeodymium
Nd Swamboite-(Nd)Nd0.333[(UO2)(SiO3OH)](H2O)∼2.5
AuGold
Au GoldAu
PbLead
Pb CuritePb3(UO2)8O8(OH)6 · 3H2O
Pb KasolitePb(UO2)[SiO4] · H2O
Pb DewindtiteH2Pb3(UO2)2(PO4)4O4 · 12H2O
UUranium
U Swamboite-(Nd)Nd0.333[(UO2)(SiO3OH)](H2O)∼2.5
U Soddyite(UO2)2SiO4 · 2H2O
U UranophaneCa(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
U CuritePb3(UO2)8O8(OH)6 · 3H2O
U BillietiteBa(UO2)6O4(OH)6 · 4-8H2O
U KasolitePb(UO2)[SiO4] · H2O
U MetatorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
U TorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
U DewindtiteH2Pb3(UO2)2(PO4)4O4 · 12H2O
U SklodowskiteMg(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 6H2O
U Studtite[(UO2)(O2)(H2O)2] · H2O
U VandenbrandeiteCu(UO2)(OH)4
U UraniniteUO2
U IanthiniteU4+(UO2)5O7 · 10H2O

Geochronology

Mineralization age: Paleozoic : 410 ± 3 Ma to 350 ± 3 Ma

Important note: This table is based only on rock and mineral ages recorded below 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
 Paleozoic
  Carboniferous
   Mississippian
ⓘ Uraninite (youngest age)350 ± 3 Ma
    
   
  Devonian
   Early Devonian
ⓘ Uraninite (oldest age)410 ± 3 Ma

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
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).

Other Regions, Features and Areas containg this locality

African PlateTectonic Plate
DR Congo

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