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Katonto Hill, Kolwezi mining district, Lualaba, DR Congoi
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Katonto HillHill
Kolwezi mining districtDistrict
LualabaProvince
DR CongoCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
10° 40' 0'' South , 25° 19' 38'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
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Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Kolwezi418,000 (2016)16.1km
Other/historical names associated with this locality:
Katanga Copper Crescent; Zaïre


Katonto is a hill situated north-west of Kolwezi. It used to be a limestone quarry exploited to produce cement.
Some very fine turquoise crystals, similar to those of Lynch Station in Virginia, where found.
The locality is also known for its remarkable pseudomorphs of limonite after pyrite crystals, quartz crystals, and aragonite.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


2 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: Paul De Bondt.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Paul De Bondt.; Deliens, M. (1996) Overzicht van de mineralogie van de koper-, kobalt- en uraniumvoorkomens in Zuid-Shaba (Zaïre). Pages 35-49 in: Schatten der Aarde. Van mineraal tot juweel. Tentoonstelling in de abdij Saint-Gérard de Brogne van 27 april tot 27 oktober 1996. Catalogus opgemaakt onder de leiding van R. Warin, AGAB en P. Van hee, MKA (in Dutch).
Turquoise
Formula: Cu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Reference: Paul De Bondt.; Paul De Bondt.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Turquoise8.DD.15Cu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 42 - HYDRATED PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)7(XO4)4Zq·xH2O
Turquoise42.9.3.1Cu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H TurquoiseCu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
OOxygen
O QuartzSiO2
O TurquoiseCu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
AlAluminium
Al TurquoiseCu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
PPhosphorus
P TurquoiseCu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
FeIron
Fe TurquoiseCu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
CuCopper
Cu TurquoiseCu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O

References

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Deliens, M. (1996) Overzicht van de mineralogie van de koper-, kobalt- en uraniumvoorkomens in Zuid-Shaba (Zaïre). Pages 35-49 in: Schatten der Aarde. Van mineraal tot juweel. Tentoonstelling in de abdij Saint-Gérard de Brogne van 27 april tot 27 oktober 1996. Catalogus opgemaakt onder de leiding van R. Warin, AGAB en P. Van hee, MKA (in Dutch).

Other Regions, Features and Areas containing this locality

Africa
African PlateTectonic Plate
DR Congo

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