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Mufulira, Mufulira, Copperbelt Province, Zambiai
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
12° 32' 57'' South , 28° 15' 21'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Mufulira120,500 (2012)1.6km
Chambishi11,073 (2011)23.8km
Kitwe400,914 (2012)28.5km
Kalulushi66,575 (2012)36.9km
Chingola148,564 (2016)40.4km


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20 valid minerals.

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Detailed Mineral List:

Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Annels, A. E. (1979). The genetic relevance of recent studies at Mufulira Mine, Zambia. Annales de la Société géologique de Belgique. Annales de la Société géologique de Belgique 102:431-449
Anhydrite
Formula: CaSO4
Reference: Annels, A. E. (1979). The genetic relevance of recent studies at Mufulira Mine, Zambia. Annales de la Société géologique de Belgique. Annales de la Société géologique de Belgique 102:431-449
'Apatite'
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Reference: Annels, A. E. (1979). The genetic relevance of recent studies at Mufulira Mine, Zambia. Annales de la Société géologique de Belgique. Annales de la Société géologique de Belgique 102:431-449
Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Reference: Info-Mine Property Summary "Mufulira Mine"
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; Annels, A. E. (1979). The genetic relevance of recent studies at Mufulira Mine, Zambia. Annales de la Société géologique de Belgique. Annales de la Société géologique de Belgique 102:431-449
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: Info-Mine Property Summary "Mufulira Mine"; Annels, A. E. (1979). The genetic relevance of recent studies at Mufulira Mine, Zambia. Annales de la Société géologique de Belgique. Annales de la Société géologique de Belgique 102:431-449
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Kamona, A.F., Lévêque, J., Friedrich, G., and Haack, U. (1999): Mineralium Deposita 34, 273-283.; Annels, A. E. (1979). The genetic relevance of recent studies at Mufulira Mine, Zambia. Annales de la Société géologique de Belgique. Annales de la Société géologique de Belgique 102:431-449
Chrysocolla
Formula: Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Reference: Annels, A. E. (1979). The genetic relevance of recent studies at Mufulira Mine, Zambia. Annales de la Société géologique de Belgique. Annales de la Société géologique de Belgique 102:431-449
Cobaltite
Formula: CoAsS
Reference: Cox, D.P., Lindsey, D.A., Singer, D.A., Moring, B.C., and Diggles, M.F. (2003): USGS Open-File Report 03-107
Copper
Formula: Cu
Reference: Rob Woodside collection
Cuprite
Formula: Cu2O
Reference: Annels, A. E. (1979). The genetic relevance of recent studies at Mufulira Mine, Zambia. Annales de la Société géologique de Belgique. Annales de la Société géologique de Belgique 102:431-449
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: Annels, A. E. (1979). The genetic relevance of recent studies at Mufulira Mine, Zambia. Annales de la Société géologique de Belgique. Annales de la Société géologique de Belgique 102:431-449
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Cox, D.P., Lindsey, D.A., Singer, D.A., Moring, B.C., and Diggles, M.F. (2003): USGS Open-File Report 03-107
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: Annels, A. E. (1979). The genetic relevance of recent studies at Mufulira Mine, Zambia. Annales de la Société géologique de Belgique. Annales de la Société géologique de Belgique 102:431-449
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Info-Mine Property Summary "Mufulira Mine"; Annels, A. E. (1979). The genetic relevance of recent studies at Mufulira Mine, Zambia. Annales de la Société géologique de Belgique. Annales de la Société géologique de Belgique 102:431-449
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Info-Mine Property Summary "Mufulira Mine"; Annels, A. E. (1979). The genetic relevance of recent studies at Mufulira Mine, Zambia. Annales de la Société géologique de Belgique. Annales de la Société géologique de Belgique 102:431-449
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Cox, D.P., Lindsey, D.A., Singer, D.A., Moring, B.C., and Diggles, M.F. (2003): USGS Open-File Report 03-107; Annels, A. E. (1979). The genetic relevance of recent studies at Mufulira Mine, Zambia. Annales de la Société géologique de Belgique. Annales de la Société géologique de Belgique 102:431-449
Rhodonite
Formula: Mn2+SiO3
Reference: Mineralogical Record General Index 11:317n
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
Reference: Annels, A. E. (1979). The genetic relevance of recent studies at Mufulira Mine, Zambia. Annales de la Société géologique de Belgique. Annales de la Société géologique de Belgique 102:431-449
Tennantite
Formula: Cu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2As4S12S
Reference: Cox, D.P., Lindsey, D.A., Singer, D.A., Moring, B.C., and Diggles, M.F. (2003): USGS Open-File Report 03-107
Zircon
Formula: Zr(SiO4)
Reference: Annels, A. E. (1979). The genetic relevance of recent studies at Mufulira Mine, Zambia. Annales de la Société géologique de Belgique. Annales de la Société géologique de Belgique 102:431-449

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
Cobaltite2.EB.25CoAsS
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Tennantite2.GB.05Cu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2As4S12S
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Cuprite4.AA.10Cu2O
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Rutile4.DB.05TiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Azurite5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Anhydrite7.AD.30CaSO4
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Albite9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
Chrysocolla9.ED.20Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Rhodonite9.DK.05Mn2+SiO3
Zircon9.AD.30Zr(SiO4)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

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
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
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Cobaltite2.12.3.1CoAsS
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
3 <ø < 4
Tennantite3.3.6.2Cu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2As4S12S
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X
Cuprite4.1.1.1Cu2O
AX2
Rutile4.4.1.1TiO2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Azurite16a.2.1.1Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Anhydrite28.3.2.1CaSO4
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in >[6] coordination
Zircon51.5.2.1Zr(SiO4)
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=5
Rhodonite65.4.1.1Mn2+SiO3
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
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Albite76.1.3.1Na(AlSi3O8)
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
H ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
CCarbon
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
OOxygen
O CupriteCu2O
O RhodoniteMn2+SiO3
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O QuartzSiO2
O AnhydriteCaSO4
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
O ZirconZr(SiO4)
O RutileTiO2
FFluorine
F ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
NaSodium
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
MgMagnesium
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
AlAluminium
Al ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
SiSilicon
Si RhodoniteMn2+SiO3
Si QuartzSiO2
Si ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si ZirconZr(SiO4)
PPhosphorus
P ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
SSulfur
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S ChalcociteCu2S
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S PyriteFeS2
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S CarrolliteCu(Co,Ni)2S4
S TennantiteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2As4S12S
S CobaltiteCoAsS
S AnhydriteCaSO4
ClChlorine
Cl ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
CaCalcium
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
Ca AnhydriteCaSO4
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Ca ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
TiTitanium
Ti RutileTiO2
MnManganese
Mn RhodoniteMn2+SiO3
FeIron
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe TennantiteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2As4S12S
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
CoCobalt
Co CarrolliteCu(Co,Ni)2S4
Co CobaltiteCoAsS
NiNickel
Ni CarrolliteCu(Co,Ni)2S4
CuCopper
Cu CupriteCu2O
Cu CopperCu
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu CarrolliteCu(Co,Ni)2S4
Cu TennantiteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2As4S12S
Cu ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
ZnZinc
Zn TennantiteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2As4S12S
AsArsenic
As TennantiteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2As4S12S
As CobaltiteCoAsS
ZrZirconium
Zr ZirconZr(SiO4)

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