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Kalabi Mine, Luambo, Kambove District, Katanga (Shaba), Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 10° 46' 52'' South , 26° 44' 33'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -10.78111,26.74250
GeoHash:G#: kw548t373
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Cwa : Monsoon-influenced humid subtropical climate
Other/historical names associated with this locality:Katanga Copper Crescent; Zaïre


Cu deposit, worked from an open cast and now flooded. Located 20 Km north of Likasi.

Regions containing this locality

Central Africa

Region - 530 mineral species & varietal names listed

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

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8 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Cornetite
Formula: Cu3(PO4)(OH)3
Reference: Museum of Victoria specimen No. M 34022
Cuprite
Formula: Cu2O
Reference: Oswald, H.R. (1961): Über natürlichen und künstlichen Gerhardtit. Zeitschrift für Kristallographie, 116, 210-219.
Gerhardtite
Formula: Cu2(NO3)(OH)3
Reference: Oswald, H.R. (1961): Über natürlichen und künstlichen Gerhardtit. Zeitschrift für Kristallographie, 116, 210-219.
Libethenite
Formula: Cu2(PO4)(OH)
Likasite
Formula: Cu3(NO3)(OH)5 · 2H2O
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Lapis 17(3), 13-40 (1992)
Pseudomalachite
Formula: Cu5(PO4)2(OH)4
Rouaite
Formula: Cu2(NO3)(OH)3
Reference: Oswald, H.R. (1961): Über natürlichen und künstlichen Gerhardtit. Zeitschrift für Kristallographie, 116, 210-219.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Cuprite'4.AA.10Cu2O
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
'Gerhardtite'5.NB.05Cu2(NO3)(OH)3
'Likasite'5.ND.05Cu3(NO3)(OH)5 · 2H2O
'Malachite'5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
'Rouaite'5.NB.05Cu2(NO3)(OH)3
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
'Cornetite'8.BE.15Cu3(PO4)(OH)3
'Libethenite'8.BB.30Cu2(PO4)(OH)
'Pseudomalachite'8.BD.05Cu5(PO4)2(OH)4

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X
Cuprite4.1.1.1Cu2O
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
Gerhardtite19.1.1.1Cu2(NO3)(OH)3
Likasite19.1.5.1Cu3(NO3)(OH)5 · 2H2O
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)3(XO4)Zq
Cornetite41.3.2.1Cu3(PO4)(OH)3
(AB)5(XO4)2Zq
Pseudomalachite41.4.3.1Cu5(PO4)2(OH)4
A2(XO4)Zq
Libethenite41.6.6.2Cu2(PO4)(OH)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
Rouaite-Cu2(NO3)(OH)3

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H CornetiteCu3(PO4)(OH)3
H GerhardtiteCu2(NO3)(OH)3
H LibetheniteCu2(PO4)(OH)
H LikasiteCu3(NO3)(OH)5 · 2H2O
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H PseudomalachiteCu5(PO4)2(OH)4
H RouaiteCu2(NO3)(OH)3
CCarbon
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
NNitrogen
N GerhardtiteCu2(NO3)(OH)3
N LikasiteCu3(NO3)(OH)5 · 2H2O
N RouaiteCu2(NO3)(OH)3
OOxygen
O CornetiteCu3(PO4)(OH)3
O CupriteCu2O
O GerhardtiteCu2(NO3)(OH)3
O LibetheniteCu2(PO4)(OH)
O LikasiteCu3(NO3)(OH)5 · 2H2O
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O PseudomalachiteCu5(PO4)2(OH)4
O RouaiteCu2(NO3)(OH)3
PPhosphorus
P CornetiteCu3(PO4)(OH)3
P LibetheniteCu2(PO4)(OH)
P PseudomalachiteCu5(PO4)2(OH)4
CuCopper
Cu CornetiteCu3(PO4)(OH)3
Cu CupriteCu2O
Cu GerhardtiteCu2(NO3)(OH)3
Cu LibetheniteCu2(PO4)(OH)
Cu LikasiteCu3(NO3)(OH)5 · 2H2O
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu PseudomalachiteCu5(PO4)2(OH)4
Cu RouaiteCu2(NO3)(OH)3

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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- Lapis 17(3), 13-40 (1992)


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