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Zambia

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Map of major mineral resources

Zambia
Geological map of Zambia

Zambia
A view of the pit, July 2011

Mansa District, Luapula Province, Zambia
Map of major mineral resources

Zambia
Geological map of Zambia

Zambia
A view of the pit, July 2011

Mansa District, Luapula Province, Zambia
Map of major mineral resources

Zambia
Geological map of Zambia

Zambia
 
Area:752,618 km2
Name(s) in local language(s):Zambia (Northern Rhodesia)


Zambia (from 1964 onwards) was formerly called Northern Rhodesia (1910–1964).
For Southern Rhodesia see Zimbabwe.


Commodity List

This is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded from this region.


Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities

Actinolite

Aegirine

Albite

var: Cleavelandite

'Albite-Anorthite Series'

'Allanite Group'

Allophane

'Andalusite-Kanonaite Series'

Anglesite

Anhydrite

Ankerite

Anthophyllite

'Apatite'

Arfvedsonite

Aurichalcite

Austinite

Azurite

Baryte

'Bastnäsite'

Bastnäsite-(Ce)

Bertrandite

Beryl

var: Aquamarine

var: Emerald

Beudantite

'Biotite'

Bornite

Brannerite

Braunite

'Bravoite'

Briartite

Brochantite

Brookite

Calcite

Carrollite

Cerussite

Chalcocite

Chalcopyrite

'Chevkinite Group'

'Chlorite Group'

Chromite

Chrysoberyl

Chrysocolla

Chrysotile

Claringbullite (TL)

Cobaltite

Cobaltpentlandite

Coffinite

Columbite-(Mn)

Copper

Cordierite

Cornetite

Coronadite

Covellite

Cuprite

Daqingshanite-(Ce)

'Davidite'

Davidite-(La)

Descloizite

Diamond

Digenite

Dolomite

var: Ferroan Dolomite

Dravite

Drysdallite (TL)

Elbaite

'Ellestadite'

Epidote

'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'

Fluorapatite

'Fluor-buergerite-Dravite Series'

Fluor-elbaite

Fluorellestadite

Fluorite

Fluorstrophite

Foitite

Franklinite

Gahnite

Galena

'Garnet'

Genthelvite

Glauconite

Goethite

Gold

Goslarite

Graphite

Gypsum

Hejtmanite (TL)

Hematite

Hemimorphite

Heterogenite

Hopeite

'Hornblende'

Hydrocerussite

Hydrozincite

Ilmenite

var: Manganoan Ilmenite

'Ilmenite-Pyrophanite Series'

Iron

var: Kamacite

Isocubanite

Isokite (TL)

Kanonaite (TL)

'K Feldspar'

Kornerupine

Kyanite

'Lepidolite'

Libethenite

var: Zincian Libethenite

'Limonite'

Linarite

Linnaeite

Magnesite

Magnetite

Malachite

var: Zincian Malachite

Margarite

'Maskelynite'

Masuyite

Melonite

Metatorbernite

'Mica Group'

Microcline

Microlite Group

Millerite

Mimetite

Molybdenite

'Molybdenite-3R'

'Monazite'

Monazite-(Ce)

Mottramite

Muscovite

var: Alurgite

var: Sericite

'Olivine'

'Orthopyroxene Subgroup'

Parahopeite (TL)

Parascholzite

Perovskite

Phenakite

Phlogopite

Phosphophyllite

Plancheite

'Plumbomicrolite (of Hogarth 1977)'

Pseudomalachite

'Psilomelane'

Pyrite

var: Cobaltoan Pyrite

Pyrochlore Group

Pyromorphite

Pyrope

Pyrrhotite

Quartz

var: Amethyst

var: Citrine

var: Jasper

var: Smoky Quartz

Renierite

Rhodonite

Rosasite

Rutile

Samarskite-(Y)

'Scapolite'

Scholzite

Schorl

Sellaite

Siderite

Siegenite

Silver

Smithsonite

Spencerite

Spessartine

Sphalerite

Spherocobaltite

Staurolite

var: Lusakite

Strontianite

Surinamite

Taenite

Talc

Tantalite-(Mn)

Tarbuttite (TL)

Tennantite

Tenorite

Thorite

Titanite

Topaz

var: Imperial Topaz

Torbernite

'Tourmaline'

Tremolite

Troilite

Uraninite

var: Pitchblende

'Uvite Series'

Vaesite

Vanadinite

Veszelyite

Violarite

'Wad'

Willemite

Woodwardite

Wulfenite

Wurtzite

'Xenotime'

Zincite

Zincolibethenite (TL)

Zircon


158 valid minerals. 8 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

Note: this is a very new system on mindat.org and data is currently VERY limited. Please bear with us while we work towards adding this information!

Rock list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities

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Geochronology

Mineralization age: Neoproterozoic to Cambrian : 704 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 MaKansanshi Mine, Solwezi District, North-Western Province, Zambia
   Cambrian Series 2
ⓘ Molybdenite (oldest age)512.9 ± 1.7 MaKansanshi Mine, Solwezi District, North-Western Province, Zambia
   Terreneuvian
ⓘ Uraninite (youngest age)522 MaNkana Mine (Rokana Mine), Kitwe, Kitwe District, Copperbelt Province, Zambia
Precambrian
 Proterozoic
  Neoproterozoic
   Ediacaran
ⓘ Uraninite (oldest age)550 ± 3 MaNkana Mine (Rokana Mine), Kitwe, Kitwe District, Copperbelt Province, Zambia
   Cryogenian
ⓘ Carbonatite (youngest age)654 MaNkumbwa Hill Carbonatite (Nkombwa Hill Carbonatite), Isoka, Isoka District, Muchinga Mts., Northern Province, Zambia
ⓘ Phlogopite (youngest age)654 MaNkumbwa Hill Carbonatite (Nkombwa Hill Carbonatite), Isoka, Isoka District, Muchinga Mts., Northern Province, Zambia
ⓘ Carbonatite (oldest age)704 MaNkumbwa Hill Carbonatite (Nkombwa Hill Carbonatite), Isoka, Isoka District, Muchinga Mts., Northern Province, Zambia
ⓘ Phlogopite (oldest age)704 MaNkumbwa Hill Carbonatite (Nkombwa Hill Carbonatite), Isoka, Isoka District, Muchinga Mts., Northern Province, Zambia

Localities in this Region


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References

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Beyli, DK. (????) Carbonatite volcanoes and subsurface intrusions of Zambia. Karbonatity, M., 'Mir', xx pp.
Daltry, V.D.C. (1992) The type mineralogy of Africa: Zambia. Zambian Journal of Applied Earth Sciences: 6(1): 68-79.
Kampunzu, A.B. et al. (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.

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