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Kansanshi Mine, Solwezi, North-Western Province, Zambiai
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
12° 4' 59'' South , 26° 25' 0'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Kansanshi40,705 (2011)1.7km
Solwezi4,846 (2012)10.0km


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.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


30 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Alphabetical List Tree Diagram

Detailed Mineral List:

Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Jacobs, T. T. (2016). Process mineralogical characterisation of the Kansanshi copper ore, NW Zambia (Masters thesis, University of Cape Town).
'Albite-Anorthite Series'
Reference: Jacobs T, Becker M, Kalichini M, Greyling L, Reid D (2014) Process mineralogical characterization of copper ores from Kansanshi Mine, Zambia. 21 st meeting of the International Mineralogical Association. p 114; Jacobs, T. T. (2016). Process mineralogical characterisation of the Kansanshi copper ore, NW Zambia (Masters thesis, University of Cape Town).
Allophane
Formula: (Al2O3)(SiO2)1.3-2 · 2.5-3H2O
Reference: personal visits and collecting in 1996 and 1997
Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Reference: Jacobs, T. T. (2016). Process mineralogical characterisation of the Kansanshi copper ore, NW Zambia (Masters thesis, University of Cape Town).
'Biotite'
Formula: K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Reference: Cox, D.P., Lindsey, D.A., Singer, D.A., Moring, B.C., and Diggles, M.F. (2003): USGS Open-File Report 03-107; Jacobs, T. T. (2016). Process mineralogical characterisation of the Kansanshi copper ore, NW Zambia (Masters thesis, University of Cape Town).
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Reference: Kampunzu, A.B., Cailteux, J.L.H., Kamona, A.F., Intiomale, M.M., and Melcher, F. (2009): Ore Geology Reviews 35, 263-297.; Jacobs T, Becker M, Kalichini M, Greyling L, Reid D (2014) Process mineralogical characterization of copper ores from Kansanshi Mine, Zambia. 21 st meeting of the International Mineralogical Association. p 114; Jacobs, T. T. (2016). Process mineralogical characterisation of the Kansanshi copper ore, NW Zambia (Masters thesis, University of Cape Town).
Brannerite
Formula: UTi2O6
Reference: Kampunzu, A.B., Cailteux, J.L.H., Kamona, A.F., Intiomale, M.M., and Melcher, F. (2009): Ore Geology Reviews 35, 263-297.; Jacobs, T. T. (2016). Process mineralogical characterisation of the Kansanshi copper ore, NW Zambia (Masters thesis, University of Cape Town).
Brochantite
Formula: Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Reference: personal visits and collecting in 1996 and 1997
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Jacobs T, Becker M, Kalichini M, Greyling L, Reid D (2014) Process mineralogical characterization of copper ores from Kansanshi Mine, Zambia. 21 st meeting of the International Mineralogical Association. p 114; Jacobs, T. T. (2016). Process mineralogical characterisation of the Kansanshi copper ore, NW Zambia (Masters thesis, University of Cape Town).
Calcite var: Ferroan Calcite
Formula: (Ca,Fe)CO3
Reference: Jacobs, T. T. (2016). Process mineralogical characterisation of the Kansanshi copper ore, NW Zambia (Masters thesis, University of Cape Town).
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Reference: Kampunzu, A.B., Cailteux, J.L.H., Kamona, A.F., Intiomale, M.M., and Melcher, F. (2009): Ore Geology Reviews 35, 263-297.; Jacobs T, Becker M, Kalichini M, Greyling L, Reid D (2014) Process mineralogical characterization of copper ores from Kansanshi Mine, Zambia. 21 st meeting of the International Mineralogical Association. p 114; Jacobs, T. T. (2016). Process mineralogical characterisation of the Kansanshi copper ore, NW Zambia (Masters thesis, University of Cape Town).
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: personal visits and collecting in 1996 and 1997; Kampunzu, A.B., Cailteux, J.L.H., Kamona, A.F., Intiomale, M.M., and Melcher, F. (2009): Ore Geology Reviews 35, 263-297.; Jacobs T, Becker M, Kalichini M, Greyling L, Reid D (2014) Process mineralogical characterization of copper ores from Kansanshi Mine, Zambia. 21 st meeting of the International Mineralogical Association. p 114; Jacobs, T. T. (2016). Process mineralogical characterisation of the Kansanshi copper ore, NW Zambia (Masters thesis, University of Cape Town).
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Jacobs, T. T. (2016). Process mineralogical characterisation of the Kansanshi copper ore, NW Zambia (Masters thesis, University of Cape Town).
Chrysocolla
Formula: Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Reference: Jacobs T, Becker M, Kalichini M, Greyling L, Reid D (2014) Process mineralogical characterization of copper ores from Kansanshi Mine, Zambia. 21 st meeting of the International Mineralogical Association. p 114; Jacobs, T. T. (2016). Process mineralogical characterisation of the Kansanshi copper ore, NW Zambia (Masters thesis, University of Cape Town).
'Clays'
Reference: Jacobs, T. T. (2016). Process mineralogical characterisation of the Kansanshi copper ore, NW Zambia (Masters thesis, University of Cape Town).
Covellite
Formula: CuS
Reference: Jacobs, T. T. (2016). Process mineralogical characterisation of the Kansanshi copper ore, NW Zambia (Masters thesis, University of Cape Town).
Cuprite
Formula: Cu2O
Reference: Jacobs, T. T. (2016). Process mineralogical characterisation of the Kansanshi copper ore, NW Zambia (Masters thesis, University of Cape Town).
Digenite
Formula: Cu9S5
Reference: Kampunzu, A.B., Cailteux, J.L.H., Kamona, A.F., Intiomale, M.M., and Melcher, F. (2009): Ore Geology Reviews 35, 263-297.; Jacobs, T. T. (2016). Process mineralogical characterisation of the Kansanshi copper ore, NW Zambia (Masters thesis, University of Cape Town).
Djurleite
Formula: Cu31S16
Reference: Jacobs, T. T. (2016). Process mineralogical characterisation of the Kansanshi copper ore, NW Zambia (Masters thesis, University of Cape Town).
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: Jacobs, T. T. (2016). Process mineralogical characterisation of the Kansanshi copper ore, NW Zambia (Masters thesis, University of Cape Town).
Dolomite var: Ferroan Dolomite
Formula: Ca(Mg,Fe)(CO3)2
Reference: Jacobs, T. T. (2016). Process mineralogical characterisation of the Kansanshi copper ore, NW Zambia (Masters thesis, University of Cape Town).
'Garnet Group'
Formula: X3Z2(SiO4)3
Reference: Cox, D.P., Lindsey, D.A., Singer, D.A., Moring, B.C., and Diggles, M.F. (2003): USGS Open-File Report 03-107; Jacobs, T. T. (2016). Process mineralogical characterisation of the Kansanshi copper ore, NW Zambia (Masters thesis, University of Cape Town).
Geerite
Formula: Cu8S5
Reference: Jacobs, T. T. (2016). Process mineralogical characterisation of the Kansanshi copper ore, NW Zambia (Masters thesis, University of Cape Town).
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: Kampunzu, A.B., Cailteux, J.L.H., Kamona, A.F., Intiomale, M.M., and Melcher, F. (2009): Ore Geology Reviews 35, 263-297.; Jacobs, T. T. (2016). Process mineralogical characterisation of the Kansanshi copper ore, NW Zambia (Masters thesis, University of Cape Town).
Graphite
Formula: C
Reference: Jacobs, T. T. (2016). Process mineralogical characterisation of the Kansanshi copper ore, NW Zambia (Masters thesis, University of Cape Town).
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: Jacobs T, Becker M, Kalichini M, Greyling L, Reid D (2014) Process mineralogical characterization of copper ores from Kansanshi Mine, Zambia. 21 st meeting of the International Mineralogical Association. p 114
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: personal visits and collecting in 1996 and 1997; Jacobs T, Becker M, Kalichini M, Greyling L, Reid D (2014) Process mineralogical characterization of copper ores from Kansanshi Mine, Zambia. 21 st meeting of the International Mineralogical Association. p 114; Jacobs, T. T. (2016). Process mineralogical characterisation of the Kansanshi copper ore, NW Zambia (Masters thesis, University of Cape Town).
Melonite
Formula: NiTe2
Reference: Jacobs, T. T. (2016). Process mineralogical characterisation of the Kansanshi copper ore, NW Zambia (Masters thesis, University of Cape Town).
Molybdenite
Formula: MoS2
Reference: Kampunzu, A.B., Cailteux, J.L.H., Kamona, A.F., Intiomale, M.M., and Melcher, F. (2009): Ore Geology Reviews 35, 263-297.; Jacobs, T. T. (2016). Process mineralogical characterisation of the Kansanshi copper ore, NW Zambia (Masters thesis, University of Cape Town).
'Monazite'
Reference: Cox, D.P., Lindsey, D.A., Singer, D.A., Moring, B.C., and Diggles, M.F. (2003): USGS Open-File Report 03-107
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Jacobs, T. T. (2016). Process mineralogical characterisation of the Kansanshi copper ore, NW Zambia (Masters thesis, University of Cape Town).
Plancheite
Formula: Cu8(Si8O22)(OH)4 · H2O
Reference: personal visits and collecting in 1996 and 1997
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Kampunzu, A.B., Cailteux, J.L.H., Kamona, A.F., Intiomale, M.M., and Melcher, F. (2009): Ore Geology Reviews 35, 263-297.; Jacobs T, Becker M, Kalichini M, Greyling L, Reid D (2014) Process mineralogical characterization of copper ores from Kansanshi Mine, Zambia. 21 st meeting of the International Mineralogical Association. p 114; Jacobs, T. T. (2016). Process mineralogical characterisation of the Kansanshi copper ore, NW Zambia (Masters thesis, University of Cape Town).
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Reference: Kampunzu, A.B., Cailteux, J.L.H., Kamona, A.F., Intiomale, M.M., and Melcher, F. (2009): Ore Geology Reviews 35, 263-297.; Jacobs, T. T. (2016). Process mineralogical characterisation of the Kansanshi copper ore, NW Zambia (Masters thesis, University of Cape Town).
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Cox, D.P., Lindsey, D.A., Singer, D.A., Moring, B.C., and Diggles, M.F. (2003): USGS Open-File Report 03-107; Jacobs T, Becker M, Kalichini M, Greyling L, Reid D (2014) Process mineralogical characterization of copper ores from Kansanshi Mine, Zambia. 21 st meeting of the International Mineralogical Association. p 114; Jacobs, T. T. (2016). Process mineralogical characterisation of the Kansanshi copper ore, NW Zambia (Masters thesis, University of Cape Town).
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
Reference: Jacobs, T. T. (2016). Process mineralogical characterisation of the Kansanshi copper ore, NW Zambia (Masters thesis, University of Cape Town).
'Scapolite'
Reference: Jacobs, T. T. (2016). Process mineralogical characterisation of the Kansanshi copper ore, NW Zambia (Masters thesis, University of Cape Town).
Silver
Formula: Ag
Reference: Kampunzu, A.B., Cailteux, J.L.H., Kamona, A.F., Intiomale, M.M., and Melcher, F. (2009): Ore Geology Reviews 35, 263-297.
'Smectite Group'
Formula: A0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O
Reference: Jacobs, T. T. (2016). Process mineralogical characterisation of the Kansanshi copper ore, NW Zambia (Masters thesis, University of Cape Town).
Tenorite
Formula: CuO
Reference: Jacobs T, Becker M, Kalichini M, Greyling L, Reid D (2014) Process mineralogical characterization of copper ores from Kansanshi Mine, Zambia. 21 st meeting of the International Mineralogical Association. p 114; Jacobs, T. T. (2016). Process mineralogical characterisation of the Kansanshi copper ore, NW Zambia (Masters thesis, University of Cape Town).
Uraninite
Formula: UO2
Reference: Jacobs, T. T. (2016). Process mineralogical characterisation of the Kansanshi copper ore, NW Zambia (Masters thesis, University of Cape Town).

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Gold1.AA.05Au
Graphite1.CB.05aC
Silver1.AA.05Ag
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Bornite2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Covellite2.CA.05aCuS
Digenite2.BA.10Cu9S5
Djurleite2.BA.05Cu31S16
Geerite2.BA.05Cu8S5
Melonite2.EA.20NiTe2
Molybdenite2.EA.30MoS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Brannerite4.DH.05UTi2O6
Cuprite4.AA.10Cu2O
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Rutile4.DB.05TiO2
Tenorite4.AB.10CuO
Uraninite4.DL.05UO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Azurite5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
var: Ferroan Calcite5.AB.05(Ca,Fe)CO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
var: Ferroan Dolomite5.AB.10Ca(Mg,Fe)(CO3)2
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Brochantite7.BB.25Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Group 9 - Silicates
Albite9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
Allophane9.ED.20(Al2O3)(SiO2)1.3-2 · 2.5-3H2O
Chrysocolla9.ED.20Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Plancheite9.DB.35Cu8(Si8O22)(OH)4 · H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Biotite'-K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
'Chlorite Group'-
'Clays'-
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Monazite'-
'Scapolite'-
'Smectite Group'-A0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Gold1.1.1.1Au
Silver1.1.1.2Ag
Semi-metals and non-metals
Graphite1.3.6.2C
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
Digenite2.4.7.3Cu9S5
Djurleite2.4.7.2Cu31S16
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Covellite2.8.12.1CuS
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Melonite2.12.14.1NiTe2
Molybdenite2.12.10.1MoS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X
Cuprite4.1.1.1Cu2O
AX
Tenorite4.2.3.1CuO
AX2
Rutile4.4.1.1TiO2
Group 5 - OXIDES CONTAINING URANIUM OR THORIUM
AXO2·xH2O
Uraninite5.1.1.1UO2
Group 8 - MULTIPLE OXIDES CONTAINING NIOBIUM,TANTALUM OR TITANIUM
AB2O6
Brannerite8.3.4.1UTi2O6
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Azurite16a.2.1.1Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)m(XO4)pZq, where m:p>2:1
Brochantite30.1.3.1Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Group 66 - INOSILICATES Double-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=2)
Amphiboles - Ca subgroup
Plancheite66.2.1.1Cu8(Si8O22)(OH)4 · H2O
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 1:1 layers
Allophane71.1.5.1(Al2O3)(SiO2)1.3-2 · 2.5-3H2O
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Group 74 - PHYLLOSILICATES Modulated Layers
Modulated Layers with joined strips
Chrysocolla74.3.2.1Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Albite76.1.3.1Na(AlSi3O8)
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Biotite'-K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Calcite
var: Ferroan Calcite
-(Ca,Fe)CO3
'Chlorite Group'-
'Clays'-
Dolomite
var: Ferroan Dolomite
-Ca(Mg,Fe)(CO3)2
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
Geerite-Cu8S5
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Monazite'-
'Scapolite'-
'Smectite Group'-A0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H PlancheiteCu8(Si8O22)(OH)4 · H2O
H BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H Allophane(Al2O3)(SiO2)1.3-2 · 2.5-3H2O
H BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
H ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
H Smectite GroupA0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O
CCarbon
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C CalciteCaCO3
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
C Calcite (var: Ferroan Calcite)(Ca,Fe)CO3
C Dolomite (var: Ferroan Dolomite)Ca(Mg,Fe)(CO3)2
C GraphiteC
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
OOxygen
O PlancheiteCu8(Si8O22)(OH)4 · H2O
O BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O Allophane(Al2O3)(SiO2)1.3-2 · 2.5-3H2O
O BranneriteUTi2O6
O QuartzSiO2
O BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
O Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
O CalciteCaCO3
O ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O TenoriteCuO
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O Calcite (var: Ferroan Calcite)(Ca,Fe)CO3
O Dolomite (var: Ferroan Dolomite)Ca(Mg,Fe)(CO3)2
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O RutileTiO2
O UraniniteUO2
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
O CupriteCu2O
O Smectite GroupA0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O
FFluorine
F BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
NaSodium
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
MgMagnesium
Mg BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Mg Dolomite (var: Ferroan Dolomite)Ca(Mg,Fe)(CO3)2
AlAluminium
Al Allophane(Al2O3)(SiO2)1.3-2 · 2.5-3H2O
Al BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Al ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si PlancheiteCu8(Si8O22)(OH)4 · H2O
Si Allophane(Al2O3)(SiO2)1.3-2 · 2.5-3H2O
Si QuartzSiO2
Si BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Si Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
Si ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SSulfur
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
S PyriteFeS2
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S DigeniteCu9S5
S ChalcociteCu2S
S MolybdeniteMoS2
S CovelliteCuS
S DjurleiteCu31S16
S GeeriteCu8S5
KPotassium
K BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Ca Calcite (var: Ferroan Calcite)(Ca,Fe)CO3
Ca Dolomite (var: Ferroan Dolomite)Ca(Mg,Fe)(CO3)2
TiTitanium
Ti BranneriteUTi2O6
Ti RutileTiO2
FeIron
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe Calcite (var: Ferroan Calcite)(Ca,Fe)CO3
Fe Dolomite (var: Ferroan Dolomite)Ca(Mg,Fe)(CO3)2
NiNickel
Ni MeloniteNiTe2
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu PlancheiteCu8(Si8O22)(OH)4 · H2O
Cu BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu DigeniteCu9S5
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Cu TenoriteCuO
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cu CovelliteCuS
Cu CupriteCu2O
Cu DjurleiteCu31S16
Cu GeeriteCu8S5
MoMolybdenum
Mo MolybdeniteMoS2
AgSilver
Ag SilverAg
TeTellurium
Te MeloniteNiTe2
AuGold
Au GoldAu
UUranium
U BranneriteUTi2O6
U UraniniteUO2

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

References

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Cox, D.P., Lindsey, D.A., Singer, D.A., Moring, B.C., 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., 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, 1-20.
Jacobs, T., Becker, M., Kalichini, M., Greyling, L., Reid, D. (2014) Process mineralogical characterization of copper ores from Kansanshi Mine, Zambia. 21 st meeting of the International Mineralogical Association, 114.
Jacobs, T.T. (2016) Process mineralogical characterisation of the Kansanshi copper ore, NW Zambia (Masters thesis, University of Cape Town).
Thomas Krassmann field observations.

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Wikipedia:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kansanshi_mine
Wikidata ID:Q16976010

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