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Tenke deposit (incl. Fwalu; Kwatebala; Goma), Tenke-Fungurume area, Kolwezi mining district, Lualaba, DR Congoi
Regional Level Types
Tenke deposit (incl. Fwalu; Kwatebala; Goma)Deposit
Tenke-Fungurume areaArea
Kolwezi mining districtDistrict
LualabaProvince
DR CongoCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
10° 34' 48'' South , 26° 9' 11'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Other/historical names associated with this locality:
Katanga Copper Crescent; Zaïre


Reduced facies type copper-cobalt deposit, consisting of two ore beds with a layer of siliceous dolomite between them.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


17 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Reference: Cox, D.P., Lindsey, D.A., Singer, D.A., Moring, B.C., and Diggles, M.F. (2003): USGS Open-File Report 03-107
Brochantite
Formula: Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Reference: Joy Desor (Raman and EDS analyses)
Buttgenbachite
Formula: Cu19(NO3)2(OH)32Cl4 · 2H2O
Reference: Joy Desor (Raman analysis); personal communication from Jasun McAvoy and Carsten Slotta.
Carrollite
Formula: Cu(Co,Ni)2S4
Reference: Cox, D.P., Lindsey, D.A., Singer, D.A., Moring, B.C., and Diggles, M.F. (2003): USGS Open-File Report 03-107
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Reference: Cox, D.P., Lindsey, D.A., Singer, D.A., Moring, B.C., and Diggles, M.F. (2003): USGS Open-File Report 03-107
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Cox, D.P., Lindsey, D.A., Singer, D.A., Moring, B.C., and Diggles, M.F. (2003): USGS Open-File Report 03-107
Claringbullite
Formula: Cu4ClF(OH)6
Reference: Joy Desor (Raman and EDS analyses)
Connellite
Formula: Cu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4 · 3H2O
Reference: SEM-EDS and Raman Spectroscopy by Joy Desor
Copper
Formula: Cu
Reference: In the collection of Brent Thorne. Acquired from Jason McAvoy who acquired it from an individual operation the mine.
Covellite
Formula: CuS
Reference: Cox, D.P., Lindsey, D.A., Singer, D.A., Moring, B.C., and Diggles, M.F. (2003): USGS Open-File Report 03-107
Cuprite
Formula: Cu2O
Reference: In the collection of Brent Thorne. Acquired from Jason McAvoy who acquired it from an individual operation the mine.
Gerhardtite
Formula: Cu2(NO3)(OH)3
Reference: Personal communication from Jasun McAvoy and Carsten Slotta.
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: In the collection of Brent Thorne. Acquired from Jason McAvoy who acquired it from an individual operation the mine.
Paramelaconite
Formula: Cu1+2Cu2+2O3
Reference: Joy Desor (Raman analysis); personal communication from Jasun McAvoy and Carsten Slotta.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: In the collection of Brent Thorne. Acquired from Jason McAvoy who acquired it from an individual operation the mine.
'Riebeckite Root Name'
Formula: ◻[Na2][Z2+3Fe3+2]Si8O22(OH,F,Cl)2
Reference: Johari, Umba Kyamitala
'Riebeckite Root Name var: Crocidolite'
Formula: ◻[Na2][Z2+3Fe3+2]Si8O22(OH,F,Cl)2
Reference: Johari, Umba Kyamitala
Rouaite
Formula: Cu2(NO3)(OH)3
Reference: Joy Desor (Raman analysis); personal communication from Jasun McAvoy and Carsten Slotta.
Tenorite
Formula: CuO
Reference: In the collection of Brent Thorne.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Copper1.AA.05Cu
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Bornite2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
Carrollite2.DA.05Cu(Co,Ni)2S4
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Covellite2.CA.05aCuS
Group 3 - Halides
Buttgenbachite3.DA.25Cu19(NO3)2(OH)32Cl4 · 2H2O
Claringbullite3.DA.15Cu4ClF(OH)6
Connellite3.DA.25Cu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4 · 3H2O
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Cuprite4.AA.10Cu2O
Paramelaconite4.AA.15Cu1+2Cu2+2O3
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Tenorite4.AB.10CuO
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Gerhardtite5.NB.05Cu2(NO3)(OH)3
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Rouaite5.NB.05Cu2(NO3)(OH)3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Brochantite7.BB.25Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Riebeckite Root Name'-◻[Na2][Z2+3Fe3+2]Si8O22(OH,F,Cl)2
'var: Crocidolite'-◻[Na2][Z2+3Fe3+2]Si8O22(OH,F,Cl)2

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Copper1.1.1.3Cu
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Covellite2.8.12.1CuS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:4
Carrollite2.10.1.2Cu(Co,Ni)2S4
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X
Cuprite4.1.1.1Cu2O
AX
Tenorite4.2.3.1CuO
Miscellaneous
Paramelaconite4.6.4.1Cu1+2Cu2+2O3
Group 10 - OXYHALIDES AND HYDROXYHALIDES
Am(O,OH)pXq
Claringbullite10.5.6.1Cu4ClF(OH)6
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 19 - NITRATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Anhydrous Nitrates Containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
Buttgenbachite19.1.2.1Cu19(NO3)2(OH)32Cl4 · 2H2O
Gerhardtite19.1.1.1Cu2(NO3)(OH)3
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)m(XO4)pZq, where m:p>2:1
Brochantite30.1.3.1Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Group 31 - HYDRATED SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)m(XO4)pZq·xH2O, where m:p > 6:1
Connellite31.1.1.1Cu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4 · 3H2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Riebeckite Root Name'-◻[Na2][Z2+3Fe3+2]Si8O22(OH,F,Cl)2
'var: Crocidolite'-◻[Na2][Z2+3Fe3+2]Si8O22(OH,F,Cl)2
Rouaite-Cu2(NO3)(OH)3

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Riebeckite Root Name (var: Crocidolite)◻[Na2][Z32+Fe23+]Si8O22(OH,F,Cl)2
H Riebeckite Root Name◻[Na2][Z32+Fe23+]Si8O22(OH,F,Cl)2
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H ButtgenbachiteCu19(NO3)2(OH)32Cl4 · 2H2O
H RouaiteCu2(NO3)(OH)3
H GerhardtiteCu2(NO3)(OH)3
H ConnelliteCu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4 · 3H2O
H ClaringbulliteCu4ClF(OH)6
H BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
CCarbon
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
NNitrogen
N ButtgenbachiteCu19(NO3)2(OH)32Cl4 · 2H2O
N RouaiteCu2(NO3)(OH)3
N GerhardtiteCu2(NO3)(OH)3
OOxygen
O TenoriteCuO
O Riebeckite Root Name (var: Crocidolite)◻[Na2][Z32+Fe23+]Si8O22(OH,F,Cl)2
O Riebeckite Root Name◻[Na2][Z32+Fe23+]Si8O22(OH,F,Cl)2
O QuartzSiO2
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O CupriteCu2O
O ButtgenbachiteCu19(NO3)2(OH)32Cl4 · 2H2O
O RouaiteCu2(NO3)(OH)3
O ParamelaconiteCu21+Cu22+O3
O GerhardtiteCu2(NO3)(OH)3
O ConnelliteCu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4 · 3H2O
O ClaringbulliteCu4ClF(OH)6
O BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
FFluorine
F Riebeckite Root Name (var: Crocidolite)◻[Na2][Z32+Fe23+]Si8O22(OH,F,Cl)2
F Riebeckite Root Name◻[Na2][Z32+Fe23+]Si8O22(OH,F,Cl)2
F ClaringbulliteCu4ClF(OH)6
NaSodium
Na Riebeckite Root Name (var: Crocidolite)◻[Na2][Z32+Fe23+]Si8O22(OH,F,Cl)2
Na Riebeckite Root Name◻[Na2][Z32+Fe23+]Si8O22(OH,F,Cl)2
SiSilicon
Si Riebeckite Root Name (var: Crocidolite)◻[Na2][Z32+Fe23+]Si8O22(OH,F,Cl)2
Si Riebeckite Root Name◻[Na2][Z32+Fe23+]Si8O22(OH,F,Cl)2
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S ChalcociteCu2S
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S CarrolliteCu(Co,Ni)2S4
S CovelliteCuS
S ConnelliteCu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4 · 3H2O
S BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
ClChlorine
Cl Riebeckite Root Name (var: Crocidolite)◻[Na2][Z32+Fe23+]Si8O22(OH,F,Cl)2
Cl Riebeckite Root Name◻[Na2][Z32+Fe23+]Si8O22(OH,F,Cl)2
Cl ButtgenbachiteCu19(NO3)2(OH)32Cl4 · 2H2O
Cl ConnelliteCu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4 · 3H2O
Cl ClaringbulliteCu4ClF(OH)6
FeIron
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe Riebeckite Root Name (var: Crocidolite)◻[Na2][Z32+Fe23+]Si8O22(OH,F,Cl)2
Fe Riebeckite Root Name◻[Na2][Z32+Fe23+]Si8O22(OH,F,Cl)2
CoCobalt
Co CarrolliteCu(Co,Ni)2S4
NiNickel
Ni CarrolliteCu(Co,Ni)2S4
CuCopper
Cu TenoriteCuO
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu CarrolliteCu(Co,Ni)2S4
Cu CovelliteCuS
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu CopperCu
Cu CupriteCu2O
Cu ButtgenbachiteCu19(NO3)2(OH)32Cl4 · 2H2O
Cu RouaiteCu2(NO3)(OH)3
Cu ParamelaconiteCu21+Cu22+O3
Cu GerhardtiteCu2(NO3)(OH)3
Cu ConnelliteCu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4 · 3H2O
Cu ClaringbulliteCu4ClF(OH)6
Cu BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6

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 containg this locality

African PlateTectonic Plate
DR Congo

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