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Kisamfu, Kolwezi District, Lualaba, DR Congoi
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Kisamfu- not defined -
Kolwezi DistrictDistrict
LualabaProvince
DR CongoCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 10° 40' 59'' South , 25° 55' 59'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -10.68333,25.93333
GeoHash:G#: kw47nphj4
Köppen climate type:Cwa : Monsoon-influenced humid subtropical climate
Other/historical names associated with this locality:Katanga Copper Crescent; Zaïre


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Regions containing this locality

African PlateTectonic Plate
Central AfricaRegion
Katanga, DR CongoProvince (Historical)
Katanga Copper Crescent, Haut-Katanga, DR Congo

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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
Bornite2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
Carrollite2.DA.05Cu(Co,Ni)2S4
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Covellite2.CA.05aCuS
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Group 3 - Halides
Claringbullite3.DA.15Cu4ClF(OH)6
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Anatase4.DD.05TiO2
Gibbsite4.FE.10Al(OH)3
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
var: Specularite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Heterogenite4.FE.20Co3+O(OH)
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Azurite5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Spherocobaltite5.AB.05CoCO3
Group 9 - Silicates
Kaolinite9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Muscovite9.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, Mixtures, 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 ClaringbulliteCu4ClF(OH)6
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H HeterogeniteCo3+O(OH)
H TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
H GibbsiteAl(OH)3
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
BBoron
B TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
CCarbon
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C SpherocobaltiteCoCO3
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
OOxygen
O ClaringbulliteCu4ClF(OH)6
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O HeterogeniteCo3+O(OH)
O SpherocobaltiteCoCO3
O HematiteFe2O3
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O AnataseTiO2
O QuartzSiO2
O Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
O KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O Hematite (var: Specularite)Fe2O3
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
O GibbsiteAl(OH)3
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
FFluorine
F ClaringbulliteCu4ClF(OH)6
MgMagnesium
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Mg TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
AlAluminium
Al Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Al GibbsiteAl(OH)3
SiSilicon
Si TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
SSulfur
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S CovelliteCuS
S PyriteFeS2
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S ChalcociteCu2S
S CarrolliteCu(Co,Ni)2S4
ClChlorine
Cl ClaringbulliteCu4ClF(OH)6
KPotassium
K Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
TiTitanium
Ti AnataseTiO2
FeIron
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe Hematite (var: Specularite)Fe2O3
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
CoCobalt
Co HeterogeniteCo3+O(OH)
Co SpherocobaltiteCoCO3
Co CarrolliteCu(Co,Ni)2S4
NiNickel
Ni CarrolliteCu(Co,Ni)2S4
CuCopper
Cu ClaringbulliteCu4ClF(OH)6
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu CovelliteCuS
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cu CarrolliteCu(Co,Ni)2S4

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

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