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Kamfundwa Mine (Kanfundwa Mine), Kambove District, Haut-Katanga, DR Congoi
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Kamfundwa Mine (Kanfundwa Mine)Mine
Kambove DistrictDistrict
Haut-KatangaProvince
DR CongoCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
10° 48' 54'' South , 26° 35' 19'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Kambove36,702 (2016)6.6km
Likasi422,414 (2016)24.8km
Other/historical names associated with this locality:
Katanga Copper Crescent; Zaïre


Located near the Shangulowé Mine, about 10 km north of Kamoya mine district.

When the Kamoya II South Mine was still a secret location, many specimens of carrollite were falsely attributed to this locality as well as to Mashamba and other places.

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Standard Detailed Gallery Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


3 valid minerals. 1 erroneous literature entry.

Detailed Mineral List:

Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: Van King
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Van King
Carrollite
Formula: Cu(Co,Ni)2S4
Description: The source specimen for this report was most certainly from Kamoya South II mine. Because of a period of secrecy before the Kamoya locality was revealed, suppliers told customers that the locality for the new Carrollites was Kamfundwa or Mashamba West, but no carrollite has come from these localities to date. Up-coming article in MR By Gauthier, King, and Morgan explaining the issue.
Reference: Gauthier, G., King, V., and Morgan, R., in press, Carrollite from Kamoya South II Mine.
Chrysocolla
Formula: Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Reference: Van King

Gallery:

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Carrollite ?2.DA.05Cu(Co,Ni)2S4
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Group 9 - Silicates
Chrysocolla9.ED.20Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:4
Carrollite ?2.10.1.2Cu(Co,Ni)2S4
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 74 - PHYLLOSILICATES Modulated Layers
Modulated Layers with joined strips
Chrysocolla74.3.2.1Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O CalciteCaCO3
O BaryteBaSO4
O ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
AlAluminium
Al ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
SiSilicon
Si ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
SSulfur
S BaryteBaSO4
S CarrolliteCu(Co,Ni)2S4
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
CoCobalt
Co CarrolliteCu(Co,Ni)2S4
NiNickel
Ni CarrolliteCu(Co,Ni)2S4
CuCopper
Cu ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Cu CarrolliteCu(Co,Ni)2S4
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4

References

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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.

Other Regions, Features and Areas containing this locality

African PlateTectonic Plate
DR Congo

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