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M'fouati Mine, M'Fouati, M'fouati District, Bouenza Department, Republic of Congo (Brazzaville)i
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M'fouati MineMine
M'Fouati- not defined -
M'fouati DistrictDistrict
Bouenza DepartmentDepartment
Republic of Congo (Brazzaville)Country

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
4° South , 13° East (est.)
Estimate based on other nearby localities or region boundaries.
Margin of Error:
~1km
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"Mfouati lies about 55km west of Mindouli and is dominated by a large limestone hill with manganese wad filled fractures that were mined for primarily for lead, and zinc with some subordinate copper. I have verified cerussite, wulfenite, azurite, malachite, chrysocolla, hemimorphite, smithsonite from this locality. Apparently, there are a number of small prospects within a 5km radius of M'fouati which furnish wulfenite crystals but I was not able to verify these occurrences." (Demetrius Pohl, http://www.mindat.org/mesg-6-234115.html)

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14 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Aurichalcite
Formula: (Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Reference: Leon Hupperichs collection
Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Reference: Demetrius Pohl, http://www.mindat.org/mesg-6-234115.html
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Reference: Demetrius Pohl, http://www.mindat.org/mesg-6-234115.html
Chrysocolla
Formula: Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Reference: Demetrius Pohl, http://www.mindat.org/mesg-6-234115.html; De Putter, T., & Nikis, N. (2016). The Mindouli (Republic of the Congo) mining district revisited (1).: geological context and preliminary results on the formation of complex, multiphase, Cu-Pb-Zn deposits. 5th International Geologica Belgica Meeting 2016, At Mons
Cuprite
Formula: Cu2O
Reference: Redpath Museum collection, McGill University, Montreal
Dioptase
Formula: CuSiO3 · H2O
Reference: Redpath Museum collection, McGill University, Montreal; De Putter, T., & Nikis, N. (2016). The Mindouli (Republic of the Congo) mining district revisited (1).: geological context and preliminary results on the formation of complex, multiphase, Cu-Pb-Zn deposits. 5th International Geologica Belgica Meeting 2016, At Mons
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Demetrius Pohl
Hemimorphite
Formula: Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Reference: Demetrius Pohl, http://www.mindat.org/mesg-6-234115.html; De Putter, T., & Nikis, N. (2016). The Mindouli (Republic of the Congo) mining district revisited (1).: geological context and preliminary results on the formation of complex, multiphase, Cu-Pb-Zn deposits. 5th International Geologica Belgica Meeting 2016, At Mons
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Demetrius Pohl, http://www.mindat.org/mesg-6-234115.html; De Putter, T., & Nikis, N. (2016). The Mindouli (Republic of the Congo) mining district revisited (1).: geological context and preliminary results on the formation of complex, multiphase, Cu-Pb-Zn deposits. 5th International Geologica Belgica Meeting 2016, At Mons
Mimetite
Formula: Pb5(AsO4)3Cl
Reference: Demetrius Pohl
Shattuckite
Formula: Cu5(Si2O6)2(OH)2
Reference: Redpath Museum collection, McGill University, Montreal
Smithsonite
Formula: ZnCO3
Reference: Demetrius Pohl, http://www.mindat.org/mesg-6-234115.html; De Putter, T., & Nikis, N. (2016). The Mindouli (Republic of the Congo) mining district revisited (1).: geological context and preliminary results on the formation of complex, multiphase, Cu-Pb-Zn deposits. 5th International Geologica Belgica Meeting 2016, At Mons
'Wad'
Reference: Demetrius Pohl, http://www.mindat.org/mesg-6-234115.html
Willemite
Formula: Zn2SiO4
Reference: Demetrius Pohl
Wulfenite
Formula: Pb(MoO4)
Reference: Demetrius Pohl, http://www.mindat.org/mesg-6-234115.html; De Putter, T., & Nikis, N. (2016). The Mindouli (Republic of the Congo) mining district revisited (1).: geological context and preliminary results on the formation of complex, multiphase, Cu-Pb-Zn deposits. 5th International Geologica Belgica Meeting 2016, At Mons

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Cuprite4.AA.10Cu2O
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Aurichalcite5.BA.15(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Azurite5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cerussite5.AB.15PbCO3
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Smithsonite5.AB.05ZnCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Wulfenite7.GA.05Pb(MoO4)
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Mimetite8.BN.05Pb5(AsO4)3Cl
Group 9 - Silicates
Chrysocolla9.ED.20Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Dioptase9.CJ.30CuSiO3 · H2O
Hemimorphite9.BD.10Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Shattuckite9.DB.40Cu5(Si2O6)2(OH)2
Willemite9.AA.05Zn2SiO4
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Wad'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X
Cuprite4.1.1.1Cu2O
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Cerussite14.1.3.4PbCO3
Smithsonite14.1.1.6ZnCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Azurite16a.2.1.1Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Aurichalcite16a.4.2.1(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
A5(XO4)3Zq
Mimetite41.8.4.2Pb5(AsO4)3Cl
Group 48 - ANHYDROUS MOLYBDATES AND TUNGSTATES
AXO4
Wulfenite48.1.3.1Pb(MoO4)
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in [4] coordination
Willemite51.1.1.2Zn2SiO4
Group 56 - SOROSILICATES Si2O7 Groups, With Additional O, OH, F and H2O
Si2O7 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [4] coordination
Hemimorphite56.1.2.1Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Group 61 - CYCLOSILICATES Six-Membered Rings
Six-Membered Rings with [Si6O18] rings; possible (OH) and Al substitution
Dioptase61.1.3.1CuSiO3 · H2O
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Shattuckite65.1.7.1Cu5(Si2O6)2(OH)2
Group 74 - PHYLLOSILICATES Modulated Layers
Modulated Layers with joined strips
Chrysocolla74.3.2.1Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Wad'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H DioptaseCuSiO3 · H2O
H ShattuckiteCu5(Si2O6)2(OH)2
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
H HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
H Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
CCarbon
C CerussitePbCO3
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C SmithsoniteZnCO3
C Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
OOxygen
O DioptaseCuSiO3 · H2O
O ShattuckiteCu5(Si2O6)2(OH)2
O CerussitePbCO3
O WulfenitePb(MoO4)
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
O HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
O SmithsoniteZnCO3
O WillemiteZn2SiO4
O MimetitePb5(AsO4)3Cl
O CupriteCu2O
O Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
AlAluminium
Al ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
SiSilicon
Si DioptaseCuSiO3 · H2O
Si ShattuckiteCu5(Si2O6)2(OH)2
Si ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Si HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Si WillemiteZn2SiO4
SSulfur
S GalenaPbS
ClChlorine
Cl MimetitePb5(AsO4)3Cl
CuCopper
Cu DioptaseCuSiO3 · H2O
Cu ShattuckiteCu5(Si2O6)2(OH)2
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Cu CupriteCu2O
Cu Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
ZnZinc
Zn HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Zn SmithsoniteZnCO3
Zn WillemiteZn2SiO4
Zn Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
AsArsenic
As MimetitePb5(AsO4)3Cl
MoMolybdenum
Mo WulfenitePb(MoO4)
PbLead
Pb CerussitePbCO3
Pb WulfenitePb(MoO4)
Pb MimetitePb5(AsO4)3Cl
Pb GalenaPbS

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