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Nchanga Mine, Chingola, Chingola, Copperbelt Province, Zambiai
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Nchanga MineMine
Chingola- not defined -
ChingolaDistrict
Copperbelt ProvinceProvince
ZambiaCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
12° 30' 47'' South , 27° 51' 15'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Chingola148,564 (2016)3.7km
Chililabombwe57,328 (2012)16.8km
Chambishi11,073 (2011)25.4km
Mufulira120,500 (2012)42.1km
Kalulushi66,575 (2012)44.9km


A copper mine, started 1939, now worked from an open pit. Owned by ZCCM. Workings are an open pit and underground, featuring D shaft at the 2,360 level. Produced 9.929 million tons of ore (1983)(open cut) + 3.344 million tons (1983) (underground) + 3.161 million tons (1984) (underground).
Located 30 km SE of Chingola (and approx. 75 km NW of Kitwe), on the SW margin of the Kafue Anticline near its northern extremity.

The Nchanga deposit is one of the most significant ore systems in the Zambian Copperbelt and contains two major economic concns. of copper and cobalt, hosted within the Lower Roan Group of the Katangan Supergroup. A Lower Orebody (copper only) and Upper Orebody (copper and cobalt) occur towards the top of arkosic units and within the base of overlying shales.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


20 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Reference: http://www.portergeo.com.au/tours/africa-b2001/deposits1.asp#nchanga
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: Bruce Cairncross collection photo ID 751329
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Reference: McGowan, Ross R.; Roberts, Stephen; Boyce, Adrian J. (2006): Origin of the Nchanga copper-cobalt deposits of the Zambian Copperbelt. Mineralium Deposita 40, 617-638.
Carrollite
Formula: Cu(Co,Ni)2S4
Reference: Cox, D.P., Lindsey, D.A., Singer, D.A., Moring, B.C., and Diggles, M.F. (2003): USGS Open-File Report 03-107
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Reference: McGowan, Ross R.; Roberts, Stephen; Boyce, Adrian J. (2006): Origin of the Nchanga copper-cobalt deposits of the Zambian Copperbelt. Mineralium Deposita 40, 617-638.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: McGowan, Ross R.; Roberts, Stephen; Boyce, Adrian J. (2006): Origin of the Nchanga copper-cobalt deposits of the Zambian Copperbelt. Mineralium Deposita 40, 617-638.
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: McGowan, Ross R.; Roberts, Stephen; Boyce, Adrian J. (2006): Origin of the Nchanga copper-cobalt deposits of the Zambian Copperbelt. Mineralium Deposita 40, 617-638.
Chrysocolla
Formula: Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Reference: http://www.portergeo.com.au/tours/africa-b2001/deposits1.asp#nchanga
Claringbullite (TL)
Formula: Cu4ClF(OH)6
Type Locality:
Reference: Mineralogical Magazine(1977) 41, 433-436
Cuprite
Formula: Cu2O
Reference: McGowan, Ross R.; Roberts, Stephen; Boyce, Adrian J. (2006): Origin of the Nchanga copper-cobalt deposits of the Zambian Copperbelt. Mineralium Deposita 40, 617-638.
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: McGowan, Ross R.; Roberts, Stephen; Boyce, Adrian J. (2006): Origin of the Nchanga copper-cobalt deposits of the Zambian Copperbelt. Mineralium Deposita 40, 617-638; Roberts, S. et al. (2009): Mineralium Deposita 44, 881-891.
Libethenite
Formula: Cu2(PO4)(OH)
Reference: Dan Weinrich specimen
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: McGowan, Ross R.; Roberts, Stephen; Boyce, Adrian J. (2006): Origin of the Nchanga copper-cobalt deposits of the Zambian Copperbelt. Mineralium Deposita 40, 617-638; Roberts, S. et al. (2009): Mineralium Deposita 44, 881-892.
Microcline
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Roberts, S. et al. (2009): Mineralium Deposita 44, 881-891.
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: McGowan, Ross R.; Roberts, Stephen; Boyce, Adrian J. (2006): Origin of the Nchanga copper-cobalt deposits of the Zambian Copperbelt. Mineralium Deposita 40, 617-638.
Muscovite var: Sericite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: McGowan, Ross R.; Roberts, Stephen; Boyce, Adrian J. (2006): Origin of the Nchanga copper-cobalt deposits of the Zambian Copperbelt. Mineralium Deposita 40, 617-638.
Phlogopite
Formula: KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: McGowan, Ross R.; Roberts, Stephen; Boyce, Adrian J. (2006): Origin of the Nchanga copper-cobalt deposits of the Zambian Copperbelt. Mineralium Deposita 40, 617-638.
Pseudomalachite
Formula: Cu5(PO4)2(OH)4
Reference: Le Sueur minerals samples at Tucson 2015
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: McGowan, Ross R.; Roberts, Stephen; Boyce, Adrian J. (2006): Origin of the Nchanga copper-cobalt deposits of the Zambian Copperbelt. Mineralium Deposita 40, 617-638.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: McGowan, Ross R.; Roberts, Stephen; Boyce, Adrian J. (2006): Origin of the Nchanga copper-cobalt deposits of the Zambian Copperbelt. Mineralium Deposita 40, 617-638.
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
Reference: McGowan, Ross R.; Roberts, Stephen; Boyce, Adrian J. (2006): Origin of the Nchanga copper-cobalt deposits of the Zambian Copperbelt. Mineralium Deposita 40, 617-638.
Torbernite
Formula: Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
Reference: Le Sueur minerals samples at Tucson 2015
'Tourmaline'
Formula: A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Reference: McGowan, Ross R.; Roberts, Stephen; Boyce, Adrian J. (2006): Origin of the Nchanga copper-cobalt deposits of the Zambian Copperbelt. Mineralium Deposita 40, 617-638.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Bornite2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
Carrollite2.DA.05Cu(Co,Ni)2S4
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 3 - Halides
Claringbullite (TL)3.DA.15Cu4ClF(OH)6
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Cuprite4.AA.10Cu2O
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Rutile4.DB.05TiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Azurite5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Libethenite8.BB.30Cu2(PO4)(OH)
Pseudomalachite8.BD.05Cu5(PO4)2(OH)4
Torbernite8.EB.05Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Chrysocolla9.ED.20Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Microcline9.FA.30K(AlSi3O8)
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Sericite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Phlogopite9.EC.20KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:4
Carrollite2.10.1.2Cu(Co,Ni)2S4
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X
Cuprite4.1.1.1Cu2O
AX2
Rutile4.4.1.1TiO2
Group 10 - OXYHALIDES AND HYDROXYHALIDES
Am(O,OH)pXq
Claringbullite (TL)10.5.6.1Cu4ClF(OH)6
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
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 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
AB2(XO4)2·xH2O, containing (UO2)2+
Torbernite40.2a.13.1Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)5(XO4)2Zq
Pseudomalachite41.4.3.1Cu5(PO4)2(OH)4
A2(XO4)Zq
Libethenite41.6.6.2Cu2(PO4)(OH)
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Phlogopite71.2.2b.1KMg3(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
Microcline76.1.1.5K(AlSi3O8)
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-
Muscovite
var: Sericite
-KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H ClaringbulliteCu4ClF(OH)6
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
H ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
H LibetheniteCu2(PO4)(OH)
H PseudomalachiteCu5(PO4)2(OH)4
H TorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
BBoron
B TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
CCarbon
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
OOxygen
O ClaringbulliteCu4ClF(OH)6
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O CupriteCu2O
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O RutileTiO2
O QuartzSiO2
O TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
O PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
O ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
O MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
O LibetheniteCu2(PO4)(OH)
O PseudomalachiteCu5(PO4)2(OH)4
O TorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
O BaryteBaSO4
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
FFluorine
F ClaringbulliteCu4ClF(OH)6
MgMagnesium
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Mg PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
AlAluminium
Al Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Al MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si QuartzSiO2
Si TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Si PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Si MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
PPhosphorus
P LibetheniteCu2(PO4)(OH)
P PseudomalachiteCu5(PO4)2(OH)4
P TorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
SSulfur
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S ChalcociteCu2S
S PyriteFeS2
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S CarrolliteCu(Co,Ni)2S4
S BaryteBaSO4
ClChlorine
Cl ClaringbulliteCu4ClF(OH)6
KPotassium
K Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
TiTitanium
Ti RutileTiO2
FeIron
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
CoCobalt
Co CarrolliteCu(Co,Ni)2S4
NiNickel
Ni CarrolliteCu(Co,Ni)2S4
CuCopper
Cu ClaringbulliteCu4ClF(OH)6
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu CupriteCu2O
Cu CarrolliteCu(Co,Ni)2S4
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cu ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Cu LibetheniteCu2(PO4)(OH)
Cu PseudomalachiteCu5(PO4)2(OH)4
Cu TorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
UUranium
U TorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
Mining Annual Review (1985) 55, 430.
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.
McGowan, Ross R., Roberts, Stephen, Boyce, Adrian J. (2006) Origin of the Nchanga copper-cobalt deposits of the Zambian Copperbelt. Mineralium Deposita, 40, 617-638.
Roberts, Stephen, Palmer, Martin R., Cooper, Matthew J., Buchaus, Peter, Sargent, Drew (2009) REE and Sr isotope characteristics of carbonate within the Cu–Co mineralized sedimentary sequence of the Nchanga Mine, Zambian Copperbelt. Mineralium Deposita 44(8), 881-891.

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