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Lupoto Mine, Kakumba, Kipushi, 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): -11.60056,27.27528
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)
Central Africa


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.[1]

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)

Mineral List


3 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
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

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.

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