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Lubumbashi Zoo, Lubumbashi (Elizabethville), Katanga (Shaba), Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaïre)

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 11° 40' 9'' South , 27° 28' 30'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -11.6691666667, 27.475
Name(s) in local language(s):Jardin Zoologique de Lubumbashi
Other/historical region names associated with this locality:Katanga Copper Crescent
Other regions containing this locality:Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba), Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaïre)
Central Africa


Back in 1965, a trench was dug in the Lubumbashi Zoo for unspecified purposes. A man recovered quartz crystals and the geological services of the Union Minière where informed. That same evening and night, in a pouring rain and mud, some collectors found and collected more crystals. They had to hurry before the geological service closed the area the very next day. It seems that other collectors where informed of the find. Initially, smoky quartz was recovered but other collectors found some amethyst clusters further on the trench.

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1 valid mineral.

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
Neoproterozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Neoproterozoic (541 - 1000 Ma)

Description: Katangan - Lufilian Arc

Lithology: Sedimentary rocks

Reference: Geological Survey of Canada. Generalized geological map of the world and linked databases. doi:10.4095/195142. Open File 2915d. [18]

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