Kansanshi Mine, Solwezi District, North-Western Province, Zambia
|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.
15 valid minerals.
GeochronologyMineralization 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 Time||Rocks, Minerals and Events|
|Cambrian Series 3|
|Cambrian Series 2|
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|
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