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Renéville, Kindanba District, Pool Department, Republic of the Congoi
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Renéville- not defined -
Kindanba DistrictDistrict
Pool DepartmentDepartment
Republic of the CongoCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
3° 59' 31'' South , 14° 49' 50'' East
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Nearest Settlements:
Kinkala13,882 (2012)41.7km

Carbonate-hosted copper-lead-zinc mineralization in Upper Proterozoic rocks in the historic Boko Songo-Mindouli district. There was significant high-grade production from the district in French colonial times and some historic mines are presently being rehabilitated by Chinese and other foreign companies. The project area is located approximately 70-100 kilometres north-west of the capital city of Brazzaville.

Known mineralization in the district includes:
- Copper-dominant karst-fill mineralization (3-5% copper),
- High-grade (>10% copper) chalcocite mineralization replacing specific carbonate horizons,
- Fracture-controlled moderate grade copper mineralization (1-2% copper), and
- Lead-zinc veins and carbonate replacement bodies (5-15% lead and zinc).

Source: NGEx Resources Inc.

"Renéville is a small village about 3km south of the Renéville mine, The mine consists of three old prospects which probably produced less than 100,000 tonnes of ore. The largest is the Indus Mine, a couple of hundred meters to the north is the much smaller Amelie working and then to the south is an adit called Bel. From what I can see only the Indus workings produced any significant specimens. Blocks of limestone veined with cuprite malachite, dioptase and rare plancheite were found in trenches dug by NGEX Resources but no in-situ material was found." (Demetrius Pohl, http://www.mindat.org/mesg-6-234115.html)

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5 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

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Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Fornacite (TL)7.FC.10Pb2Cu(CrO4)(AsO4)(OH)
Group 9 - Silicates
Dioptase9.CJ.30CuSiO3 · H2O
Plancheite9.DB.35Cu8(Si8O22)(OH)4 · H2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Anhydrous Compound Phosphates, etc·, Containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
Fornacite (TL)
Group 61 - CYCLOSILICATES Six-Membered Rings
Six-Membered Rings with [Si6O18] rings; possible (OH) and Al substitution
Dioptase61.1.3.1CuSiO3 · H2O
Group 66 - INOSILICATES Double-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=2)
Amphiboles - Ca subgroup
Plancheite66.2.1.1Cu8(Si8O22)(OH)4 · H2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

H FornacitePb2Cu(CrO4)(AsO4)(OH)
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H DioptaseCuSiO3 · H2O
H PlancheiteCu8(Si8O22)(OH)4 · H2O
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O FornacitePb2Cu(CrO4)(AsO4)(OH)
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O CupriteCu2O
O DioptaseCuSiO3 · H2O
O PlancheiteCu8(Si8O22)(OH)4 · H2O
Si DioptaseCuSiO3 · H2O
Si PlancheiteCu8(Si8O22)(OH)4 · H2O
Cr FornacitePb2Cu(CrO4)(AsO4)(OH)
Cu FornacitePb2Cu(CrO4)(AsO4)(OH)
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu CupriteCu2O
Cu DioptaseCuSiO3 · H2O
Cu PlancheiteCu8(Si8O22)(OH)4 · H2O
As FornacitePb2Cu(CrO4)(AsO4)(OH)
Pb FornacitePb2Cu(CrO4)(AsO4)(OH)


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