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Kansuki Cu-Co deposit, Kisamfu, Kolwezi District, Katanga (Shaba), Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 10° 44' 11'' South , 25° 51' 28'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -10.73639,25.85778
GeoHash:G#: kw46umt01
Locality type:Deposit
Köppen climate type:Cwa : Monsoon-influenced humid subtropical climate
Other/historical names associated with this locality:Katanga Copper Crescent; Zaïre


Strongly oxidized copper-cobalt deposit with extremely low sulfide content.

Regions containing this locality

Central Africa

Region - 532 mineral species & varietal names listed

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


21 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Anatase
Formula: TiO2
Reference: Xiangqian Li, Yuping Jiang, Xiyan Zhao, Xianli Xu, Yatao Zhou, Yanling Yan, and Xian Liu (2010): Geology and Exploration 46(1), 175-182
Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Reference: Xiangqian Li, Yuping Jiang, Xiyan Zhao, Xianli Xu, Yatao Zhou, Yanling Yan, and Xian Liu (2010): Geology and Exploration 46(1), 175-182; Yanling Yan, Xiangqian Li, Yuping Jiang, Yatao Zhou, and Xian Liu (2011): Geology and Exploration 47(3), 512-517
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Reference: Xiangqian Li, Yuping Jiang, Xiyan Zhao, Xianli Xu, Yatao Zhou, Yanling Yan, and Xian Liu (2010): Geology and Exploration 46(1), 175-182; Yanling Yan, Xiangqian Li, Yuping Jiang, Yatao Zhou, and Xian Liu (2011): Geology and Exploration 47(3), 512-517
Carrollite
Formula: Cu(Co,Ni)2S4
Reference: Xiangqian Li, Yuping Jiang, Xiyan Zhao, Xianli Xu, Yatao Zhou, Yanling Yan, and Xian Liu (2010): Geology and Exploration 46(1), 175-182; Yanling Yan, Xiangqian Li, Yuping Jiang, Yatao Zhou, and Xian Liu (2011): Geology and Exploration 47(3), 512-517
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Reference: Xiangqian Li, Yuping Jiang, Xiyan Zhao, Xianli Xu, Yatao Zhou, Yanling Yan, and Xian Liu (2010): Geology and Exploration 46(1), 175-182; Yanling Yan, Xiangqian Li, Yuping Jiang, Yatao Zhou, and Xian Liu (2011): Geology and Exploration 47(3), 512-517
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Xiangqian Li, Yuping Jiang, Xiyan Zhao, Xianli Xu, Yatao Zhou, Yanling Yan, and Xian Liu (2010): Geology and Exploration 46(1), 175-182; Yanling Yan, Xiangqian Li, Yuping Jiang, Yatao Zhou, and Xian Liu (2011): Geology and Exploration 47(3), 512-517
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Xiangqian Li, Yuping Jiang, Xiyan Zhao, Xianli Xu, Yatao Zhou, Yanling Yan, and Xian Liu (2010): Geology and Exploration 46(1), 175-182; Yanling Yan, Xiangqian Li, Yuping Jiang, Yatao Zhou, and Xian Liu (2011): Geology and Exploration 47(3), 512-517
Claringbullite
Formula: Cu4ClF(OH)6
Reference: Xiangqian Li, Yanling Yan, and Xianli Xu (2009): Mineral Resources and Geology 29(3), 253-257
Covellite
Formula: CuS
Reference: Xiangqian Li, Yuping Jiang, Xiyan Zhao, Xianli Xu, Yatao Zhou, Yanling Yan, and Xian Liu (2010): Geology and Exploration 46(1), 175-182
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: Xiangqian Li, Yuping Jiang, Xiyan Zhao, Xianli Xu, Yatao Zhou, Yanling Yan, and Xian Liu (2010): Geology and Exploration 46(1), 175-182; Yanling Yan, Xiangqian Li, Yuping Jiang, Yatao Zhou, and Xian Liu (2011): Geology and Exploration 47(3), 512-517
Gibbsite
Formula: Al(OH)3
Reference: Yanling Yan, Xiangqian Li, Yuping Jiang, Yatao Zhou, and Xian Liu (2011): Geology and Exploration 47(3), 512-517
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: Yanling Yan, Xiangqian Li, Yuping Jiang, Yatao Zhou, and Xian Liu (2011): Geology and Exploration 47(3), 512-517
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Xiangqian Li, Yuping Jiang, Xiyan Zhao, Xianli Xu, Yatao Zhou, Yanling Yan, and Xian Liu (2010): Geology and Exploration 46(1), 175-182; Yanling Yan, Xiangqian Li, Yuping Jiang, Yatao Zhou, and Xian Liu (2011): Geology and Exploration 47(3), 512-517
Hematite var: Specularite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Xiangqian Li, Yuping Jiang, Xiyan Zhao, Xianli Xu, Yatao Zhou, Yanling Yan, and Xian Liu (2010): Geology and Exploration 46(1), 175-182
Heterogenite
Formula: Co3+O(OH)
Reference: Xiangqian Li, Yanling Yan, and Xianli Xu (2009): Mineral Resources and Geology 29(3), 253-257; Yanling Yan, Xiangqian Li, Yuping Jiang, Yatao Zhou, and Xian Liu (2011): Geology and Exploration 47(3), 512-517
Kaolinite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Xiangqian Li, Yuping Jiang, Xiyan Zhao, Xianli Xu, Yatao Zhou, Yanling Yan, and Xian Liu (2010): Geology and Exploration 46(1), 175-182; Yanling Yan, Xiangqian Li, Yuping Jiang, Yatao Zhou, and Xian Liu (2011): Geology and Exploration 47(3), 512-517
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: Xiangqian Li, Yuping Jiang, Xiyan Zhao, Xianli Xu, Yatao Zhou, Yanling Yan, and Xian Liu (2010): Geology and Exploration 46(1), 175-182; Yanling Yan, Xiangqian Li, Yuping Jiang, Yatao Zhou, and Xian Liu (2011): Geology and Exploration 47(3), 512-517
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Xiangqian Li, Yanling Yan, and Xianli Xu (2009): Mineral Resources and Geology 29(3), 253-257; Yanling Yan, Xiangqian Li, Yuping Jiang, Yatao Zhou, and Xian Liu (2011): Geology and Exploration 47(3), 512-517
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Xiangqian Li, Yuping Jiang, Xiyan Zhao, Xianli Xu, Yatao Zhou, Yanling Yan, and Xian Liu (2010): Geology and Exploration 46(1), 175-182; Yanling Yan, Xiangqian Li, Yuping Jiang, Yatao Zhou, and Xian Liu (2011): Geology and Exploration 47(3), 512-517
Muscovite var: Sericite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Xiangqian Li, Yuping Jiang, Xiyan Zhao, Xianli Xu, Yatao Zhou, Yanling Yan, and Xian Liu (2010): Geology and Exploration 46(1), 175-182; Yanling Yan, Xiangqian Li, Yuping Jiang, Yatao Zhou, and Xian Liu (2011): Geology and Exploration 47(3), 512-517
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Xiangqian Li, Yuping Jiang, Xiyan Zhao, Xianli Xu, Yatao Zhou, Yanling Yan, and Xian Liu (2010): Geology and Exploration 46(1), 175-182
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Reference: Xiangqian Li, Yuping Jiang, Xiyan Zhao, Xianli Xu, Yatao Zhou, Yanling Yan, and Xian Liu (2010): Geology and Exploration 46(1), 175-182
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Xiangqian Li, Yuping Jiang, Xiyan Zhao, Xianli Xu, Yatao Zhou, Yanling Yan, and Xian Liu (2010): Geology and Exploration 46(1), 175-182; Yanling Yan, Xiangqian Li, Yuping Jiang, Yatao Zhou, and Xian Liu (2011): Geology and Exploration 47(3), 512-517
Spherocobaltite
Formula: CoCO3
Reference: Xiangqian Li, Yanling Yan, and Xianli Xu (2009): Mineral Resources and Geology 29(3), 253-257
Talc
Formula: Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Reference: Xiangqian Li, Yuping Jiang, Xiyan Zhao, Xianli Xu, Yatao Zhou, Yanling Yan, and Xian Liu (2010): Geology and Exploration 46(1), 175-182; Yanling Yan, Xiangqian Li, Yuping Jiang, Yatao Zhou, and Xian Liu (2011): Geology and Exploration 47(3), 512-517
'Tourmaline'
Formula: A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Reference: Xiangqian Li, Yuping Jiang, Xiyan Zhao, Xianli Xu, Yatao Zhou, Yanling Yan, and Xian Liu (2010): Geology and Exploration 46(1), 175-182

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Bornite'2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
'Carrollite'2.DA.05Cu(Co,Ni)2S4
'Chalcocite'2.BA.05Cu2S
'Chalcopyrite'2.CB.10aCuFeS2
'Covellite'2.CA.05aCuS
'Pyrite'2.EB.05aFeS2
'Pyrrhotite'2.CC.10Fe7S8
Group 3 - Halides
'Claringbullite'3.DA.15Cu4ClF(OH)6
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Anatase'4.DD.05TiO2
'Gibbsite'4.FE.10Al(OH)3
'Goethite'4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
'Hematite'4.CB.05Fe2O3
var: Specularite4.CB.05Fe2O3
'Heterogenite'4.FE.20Co3+O(OH)
'Quartz'4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
'Azurite'5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
'Dolomite'5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
'Malachite'5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Spherocobaltite5.AB.05CoCO3
Group 9 - Silicates
'Kaolinite'9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
'Muscovite'9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Sericite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Talc9.EC.05Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
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
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Covellite2.8.12.1CuS
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
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
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
AX2
Anatase4.4.4.1TiO2
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Heterogenite6.1.4.2Co3+O(OH)
X(OH)3
Gibbsite6.3.1.1Al(OH)3
Group 10 - OXYHALIDES AND HYDROXYHALIDES
Am(O,OH)pXq
Claringbullite10.5.6.1Cu4ClF(OH)6
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Spherocobaltite14.1.1.5CoCO3
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 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Talc71.2.1.3Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-
Hematite
var: Specularite
-Fe2O3
Kaolinite-Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Muscovite
var: Sericite
-KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
H ClaringbulliteCu4ClF(OH)6
H GibbsiteAl(OH)3
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H HeterogeniteCo3+O(OH)
H KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
BBoron
B TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
CCarbon
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C SpherocobaltiteCoCO3
OOxygen
O AnataseTiO2
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
O ClaringbulliteCu4ClF(OH)6
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O GibbsiteAl(OH)3
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O HematiteFe2O3
O HeterogeniteCo3+O(OH)
O KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O QuartzSiO2
O Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O Hematite (var: Specularite)Fe2O3
O SpherocobaltiteCoCO3
O TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
O TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
FFluorine
F ClaringbulliteCu4ClF(OH)6
MgMagnesium
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Mg TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
AlAluminium
Al GibbsiteAl(OH)3
Al KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
SSulfur
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S CarrolliteCu(Co,Ni)2S4
S ChalcociteCu2S
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S CovelliteCuS
S PyriteFeS2
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
ClChlorine
Cl ClaringbulliteCu4ClF(OH)6
KPotassium
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
TiTitanium
Ti AnataseTiO2
FeIron
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe Hematite (var: Specularite)Fe2O3
CoCobalt
Co CarrolliteCu(Co,Ni)2S4
Co HeterogeniteCo3+O(OH)
Co SpherocobaltiteCoCO3
NiNickel
Ni CarrolliteCu(Co,Ni)2S4
CuCopper
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu CarrolliteCu(Co,Ni)2S4
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu ClaringbulliteCu4ClF(OH)6
Cu CovelliteCuS
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2

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
541 - 1000 Ma



ID: 3192935
Neoproterozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Neoproterozoic (541 - 1000 Ma)

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]

Cryogenian
635 - 720 Ma



ID: 3311659

Age: Cryogenian (635 - 720 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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Xiangqian Li, Yanling Yan, and Xianli Xu (2009) Occurrence of Cu-Co minerals of the Kansuki copper-cobalt deposit in the Katanga Province, D.R. Congo. Mineral Resources and Geology 29(3), 253-257.
Xiangqian Li, Yuping Jiang, Xiyan Zhao, Xianli Xu, Yatao Zhou, Yanling Yan, and Xian Liu (2010) Geology and Genesis of Kansuki Copper-Cobalt Deposit in Katanga Province, D.R. Congo. Geology and Exploration 46(1), 175-182.
Yanling Yan, Xiangqian Li, Yuping Jiang, Yatao Zhou, and Xian Liu (2011) Geological characteristics and prospecting direction of the elluvium-deluvial cobalt deposits in the central African copperbelt. Geology and Exploration 47(3), 512-517.


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