Lupoto Mine, Kakumba, Kipushi, Katanga (Shaba), Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaïre)
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||11° 36' 2'' South , 27° 16' 31'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||-11.60056,27.27528|
|Other/historical region names associated with this locality:||Katanga Copper Crescent|
|Other regions containing this locality:||Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba), Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaïre)|
The Lupoto mine is one of the mines in a copper mining property called Kalumines that includes the Kasonta, Lupoto and Niamumenda concessions, with a combined area of 77 square kilometres (30 sq mi). It is about 25 kilometres (16 mi) northwest of Lubumbashi in Katanga Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Reduced facies type copper deposit, hosted in dolomitic shale.
Note: Lately, some specimens coming from this deposit where offered for sale as being ajoite. At this moment (2016), this species could not be confirmed. (See http://www.mindat.org/forum.php?read,66,124530,368525#msg-368525)
3 valid minerals.
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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541 - 1000 Ma
|Neoproterozoic sedimentary rocks|