Lupoto Mine, Kakumba, Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba), Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaïre)
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|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||11° 36' 2'' South , 27° 16' 31'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||-11.6005555556, 27.2752777778|
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.
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Cox, D.P., Lindsey, D.A., Singer, D.A., Moring, B.C., and Diggles, M.F. (2003): Sediment-Hosted Copper Deposits of the World: Deposit Models and Database. USGS Open-File Report 03-107.