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Bouenza Department, Republic of Congo (Brazzaville)i
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24 valid minerals.

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Detailed Mineral List:

Aurichalcite
Formula: (Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Reference: Leon Hupperichs collection
Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Martin Gruell
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Habit: Tabular-prismatic crystals to several cms
Reference: P Haas collection
Chrysocolla
Formula: Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Reference: Demetrius Pohl, http://www.mindat.org/mesg-6-234115.html; De Putter, T., & Nikis, N. (2016). The Mindouli (Republic of the Congo) mining district revisited (1).: geological context and preliminary results on the formation of complex, multiphase, Cu-Pb-Zn deposits. 5th International Geologica Belgica Meeting 2016, At Mons
Cuprite
Formula: Cu2O
Reference: Redpath Museum collection, McGill University, Montreal
Descloizite
Formula: PbZn(VO4)(OH)
Reference: Michel Arliguie specimens
Dioptase
Formula: CuSiO3 · H2O
Galena
Formula: PbS
Germanite
Formula: Cu13Fe2Ge2S16
Reference: Handbook of Mineralogy
Hemimorphite
Formula: Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Hydrozincite
Formula: Zn5(CO3)2(OH)6
Habit: Powdery material.
Colour: White.
Fluorescence: Light blue (SW UV).
Reference: Alejandro Félix Collection
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Mimetite
Formula: Pb5(AsO4)3Cl
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Buffet, G., Amosse, J., Mouzita, D., & Giraud, P. (1987). Geochemistry of the M'Passa Pb-Zn deposit (Niari syncline, People's Republic of the Congo). Arguments in favor of a hydrothermal origin. Mineralium Deposita, 22(1), 64-77.
Pyromorphite
Formula: Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Reference: Michel Arliguie collection
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Rob Lavinsky specimens
Scorodite
Formula: Fe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Dana's System of Mineralogy 6th ed. Appendix III p 70
Shattuckite
Formula: Cu5(Si2O6)2(OH)2
Reference: Redpath Museum collection, McGill University, Montreal
Smithsonite
Formula: ZnCO3
Reference: Demetrius Pohl, http://www.mindat.org/mesg-6-234115.html; De Putter, T., & Nikis, N. (2016). The Mindouli (Republic of the Congo) mining district revisited (1).: geological context and preliminary results on the formation of complex, multiphase, Cu-Pb-Zn deposits. 5th International Geologica Belgica Meeting 2016, At Mons
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Buffet, G., Amosse, J., Mouzita, D., & Giraud, P. (1987). Geochemistry of the M'Passa Pb-Zn deposit (Niari syncline, People's Republic of the Congo). Arguments in favor of a hydrothermal origin. Mineralium Deposita, 22(1), 64-77.
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Reference: Demetrius Pohl, http://www.mindat.org/mesg-6-234115.html
Willemite
Formula: Zn2SiO4
Wulfenite
Formula: Pb(MoO4)

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Germanite2.CB.30Cu13Fe2Ge2S16
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Cuprite4.AA.10Cu2O
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Aurichalcite5.BA.15(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Azurite5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Cerussite5.AB.15PbCO3
Hydrozincite5.BA.15Zn5(CO3)2(OH)6
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Smithsonite5.AB.05ZnCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Wulfenite7.GA.05Pb(MoO4)
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Descloizite8.BH.40PbZn(VO4)(OH)
Mimetite8.BN.05Pb5(AsO4)3Cl
Pyromorphite8.BN.05Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Scorodite8.CD.10Fe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Chrysocolla9.ED.20Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Dioptase9.CJ.30CuSiO3 · H2O
Hemimorphite9.BD.10Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Shattuckite9.DB.40Cu5(Si2O6)2(OH)2
Willemite9.AA.05Zn2SiO4
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
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List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Germanite2.9.4.2Cu13Fe2Ge2S16
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X
Cuprite4.1.1.1Cu2O
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Cerussite14.1.3.4PbCO3
Smithsonite14.1.1.6ZnCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Azurite16a.2.1.1Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Aurichalcite16a.4.2.1(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Hydrozincite16a.4.1.1Zn5(CO3)2(OH)6
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
(AB)5(XO4)2·xH2O
Scorodite40.4.1.3Fe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Descloizite41.5.2.1PbZn(VO4)(OH)
A5(XO4)3Zq
Mimetite41.8.4.2Pb5(AsO4)3Cl
Pyromorphite41.8.4.1Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Group 48 - ANHYDROUS MOLYBDATES AND TUNGSTATES
AXO4
Wulfenite48.1.3.1Pb(MoO4)
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in [4] coordination
Willemite51.1.1.2Zn2SiO4
Group 56 - SOROSILICATES Si2O7 Groups, With Additional O, OH, F and H2O
Si2O7 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [4] coordination
Hemimorphite56.1.2.1Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Group 61 - CYCLOSILICATES Six-Membered Rings
Six-Membered Rings with [Si6O18] rings; possible (OH) and Al substitution
Dioptase61.1.3.1CuSiO3 · H2O
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Shattuckite65.1.7.1Cu5(Si2O6)2(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
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
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List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H ScoroditeFe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
H DescloizitePbZn(VO4)(OH)
H HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
H DioptaseCuSiO3 · H2O
H ShattuckiteCu5(Si2O6)2(OH)2
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
H Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
H HydrozinciteZn5(CO3)2(OH)6
CCarbon
C CerussitePbCO3
C CalciteCaCO3
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C SmithsoniteZnCO3
C Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
C HydrozinciteZn5(CO3)2(OH)6
OOxygen
O ScoroditeFe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
O WulfenitePb(MoO4)
O WillemiteZn2SiO4
O QuartzSiO2
O CerussitePbCO3
O DescloizitePbZn(VO4)(OH)
O PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
O HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
O MimetitePb5(AsO4)3Cl
O DioptaseCuSiO3 · H2O
O ShattuckiteCu5(Si2O6)2(OH)2
O CalciteCaCO3
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
O SmithsoniteZnCO3
O CupriteCu2O
O Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
O HydrozinciteZn5(CO3)2(OH)6
AlAluminium
Al ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
SiSilicon
Si WillemiteZn2SiO4
Si QuartzSiO2
Si HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Si DioptaseCuSiO3 · H2O
Si ShattuckiteCu5(Si2O6)2(OH)2
Si ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
PPhosphorus
P PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
SSulfur
S ChalcociteCu2S
S GermaniteCu13Fe2Ge2S16
S SphaleriteZnS
S GalenaPbS
S PyriteFeS2
ClChlorine
Cl PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
Cl MimetitePb5(AsO4)3Cl
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
VVanadium
V DescloizitePbZn(VO4)(OH)
FeIron
Fe ScoroditeFe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
Fe GermaniteCu13Fe2Ge2S16
Fe PyriteFeS2
CuCopper
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu DioptaseCuSiO3 · H2O
Cu ShattuckiteCu5(Si2O6)2(OH)2
Cu GermaniteCu13Fe2Ge2S16
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Cu CupriteCu2O
Cu Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
ZnZinc
Zn WillemiteZn2SiO4
Zn DescloizitePbZn(VO4)(OH)
Zn HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Zn SmithsoniteZnCO3
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Zn HydrozinciteZn5(CO3)2(OH)6
GeGermanium
Ge GermaniteCu13Fe2Ge2S16
AsArsenic
As ScoroditeFe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
As MimetitePb5(AsO4)3Cl
MoMolybdenum
Mo WulfenitePb(MoO4)
PbLead
Pb WulfenitePb(MoO4)
Pb CerussitePbCO3
Pb DescloizitePbZn(VO4)(OH)
Pb PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
Pb MimetitePb5(AsO4)3Cl
Pb GalenaPbS

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