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Kipapila Mine, Musoshi, Haut-Katanga, DR Congoi
Regional Level Types
Kipapila MineMine
Musoshi- not defined -
Haut-KatangaProvince
DR CongoCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 12° 0' 59'' South , 27° 54' 2'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -12.01639,27.90056
GeoHash:G#: ktggdukx6
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Cwa : Monsoon-influenced humid subtropical climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Chililabombwe57,328 (2012)39.6km
Other/historical names associated with this locality:Katanga Copper Crescent; Zaïre


Reduced facies type copper deposit.

Regions containing this locality

African PlateTectonic Plate
Central AfricaRegion
Katanga, DR CongoProvince (Historical)

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


3 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Cox, D.P., Lindsey, D.A., Singer, D.A., Moring, B.C., and Diggles, M.F. (2003): USGS Open-File Report 03-107
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
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
'Clays'
Reference: Cox, D.P., Lindsey, D.A., Singer, D.A., Moring, B.C., and Diggles, M.F. (2003): USGS Open-File Report 03-107
'Tourmaline'
Formula: A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Reference: Cox, D.P., Lindsey, D.A., Singer, D.A., Moring, B.C., and Diggles, M.F. (2003): USGS Open-File Report 03-107

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Bornite2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Group 9 - Silicates
Albite9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Clays'-
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

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
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Albite76.1.3.1Na(AlSi3O8)
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Clays'-
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals for each chemical element

BBoron
B TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
OOxygen
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
NaSodium
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
AlAluminium
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
SiSilicon
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
SSulfur
S ChalcociteCu2S
S BorniteCu5FeS4
FeIron
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
CuCopper
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4

Regional Geology

This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.

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Neoproterozoic - Ectasian
541 - 1400 Ma



ID: 3184595
Mesoproterozoic-Neoproterozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Proterozoic (541 - 1400 Ma)

Comments: Katangan - Lufilian Arc

Lithology: Sedimentary rocks

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

Tonian
720 - 1000 Ma



ID: 3311681

Age: Tonian (720 - 1000 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary

Reference: Thiéblemont, D. (ed.). New edition of the 1:10,000,000 geological map of Africa. CGMW-BRGM. [190]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

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.


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