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Kansanshi Mine, Solwezi District, North-Western Province, Zambia

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 12° 4' 59'' South , 26° 25' 0'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -12.08333,26.41667
Other regions containing this locality:Central Africa


Copper open-pit mine 8 km N of Solwezi, in production. Recent exploration defines major copper deposits, which will be exploited in the coming years.

Mineral List


15 valid minerals.

Geochronology

Mineralization age: Cambrian : 512.9 ± 1.7 Ma to 501.8 ± 1.7 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
  Cambrian
   Cambrian Series 3
ⓘ Molybdenite (youngest age)501.8 ± 1.7 Ma
   Cambrian Series 2
ⓘ Molybdenite (oldest age)512.9 ± 1.7 Ma

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.

Kampunzu, A.B., Cailteux, J.L.H., Kamona, A.F., Intiomale, M.M., and Melcher, F. (2009): Sediment-hosted Zn–Pb–Cu deposits in the Central African Copperbelt. Ore Geology Reviews 35, 263-297.

Robertson, M. (2013) Kitumba - a new kind of copper deposit in a Zambian context: in Base Metals Conference 2013, 2-4 September 2013, Ingwenyama Conference & Sports Resort, Mpumalanga. The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, Symposium Series S76 pp. 1-20.

Thomas Krassmann field observations

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