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Dikulushi Mine, Lake Mweru, Katanga (Shaba), Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaïre)

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 8° 53' 37'' South , 28° 16' 22'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -8.89361111111, 28.2727777778
Other regions containing this locality:Central Africa

Sediment-hosted, vein-type, low temperature hydrothermal Cu-Zn-Pb-Ag deposit. One of the world's richest vein-type Cu-Ag deposits.
Located about 20 km west of Lake Mweru, ca. 300 km NE of Lubumbashi.

Mineral List

21 valid minerals.

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- Economic Geology 102 (2007) 1321-1334.
- El Desouky, H. A. et al. (2008): Economic Geology 103, 555-582.
- El Desouky, H.A., Muchez, P., and Tyler, R. (2008): The sandstone-hosted stratiform copper mineralization at Mwitapile and its relation to the mineralization at Lufukwe, Lufilian foreland, Democratic Republic of Congo. Ore Geology Reviews 34, 561-579.
- 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.
- 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.
- Haest, M., Muchez, P., Dewaele, S., Boyce, A.J., von Quadt, A., and Schneider, J. (2009): Petrographic, fluid inclusion and isotopic study of the Dikulushi Cu–Ag deposit, Katanga (D.R.C.): implications for exploration. Mineralium Deposita 44, 505-522.
- Haest, M. et al. (2010): Mineralium Deposita 45, 393-410.

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