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Shinkolobwe Signal, Shinkolobwe, Kambove District, Haut-Katanga, DR Congoi
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Shinkolobwe Signal- not defined -
Shinkolobwe- not defined -
Kambove DistrictDistrict
DR CongoCountry

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Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 10° South , 26° East (est.)
Margin of Error:~4km
Köppen climate type:Cwa : Monsoon-influenced humid subtropical climate
Other/historical names associated with this locality:Shinkolobwe Signal; Katanga Copper Crescent; Zaïre

The Royal Museum For Central Africa in Tervuren (Belgium) gives the following description of the deposit:

"Shinkolobwe is the name of a small river that has its source at the base of a high hill. The summit of the hill was chosen as a geodesic signal point during the triangulation of South Katanga by the "Comité Spécial du Katanga" (the C.S.K.), the state landlord of the Katanga Crescent. This hill was identified as Shinkolobwe-Signal for reference purposes. It was a protruding outcrop in the eroded area of a Cu-Co deposit, about 3 km east of the native village of Kasolo. In 1915, Major Sharp, one of the U.M.H.K. prospectors, noticed at Kasolo an almost vertical cliff several meters high. It was a steep outcropping of hard, cellular siliceous rock (the RSC Formation, well-known throughout the Katanga Crescent) which was considerably more resistant to erosion than the surrounding sedimentary beds".

Regions containing this locality

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

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List

1 valid mineral.

Detailed Mineral List:

Formula: SiO2
Reference: Paul De Bondt collection
Quartz var: Agate
Reference: Paul De Bondt collection

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
var: Agate4.DA.05SiO2

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
var: Agate-SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

O QuartzSiO2
Si QuartzSiO2

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